Models, scripts, and tools for use in ArcGIS Desktop and Server to support defense and intelligence workflows.
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The ArcGIS Solutions Geoprocessing Toolbox is a collection of models, scripts, and tools for use in ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS Pro. These tools provide specialized processing, workflows, and analysis for defense, intelligence, emergency management, and law enforcement. They are included in Esri's Solutions Templates.



Specialized geoprocessing models and tools for general defense and intelligence analysis tasks including:


  • ArcGIS Desktop 10.3.1 (or later)
  • ArcGIS Pro 1.4 (or later)

NOTE: Check Releases for tools for previous versions of ArcGIS Desktop

  • Some tools require additional licenses (these tools will be disabled if license is unavailable):
    • ArcGIS Desktop Advanced
      • ClearingOperationsTools.pyt
      • GriddedReferenceGraphicTools.pyt
      • Military Features Tools_arcmap
    • ArcGIS Spatial Analyst Extension
      • Military Aspects of Terrain_pro
      • Military Aspects of Terrain_arcmap
      • Sun Position Analysis Tools_pro
      • Sun Position Analysis Tools_arcmap
    • ArcGIS 3D Analyst Extension
      • Military Aspects of Terrain_pro
      • Military Aspects of Terrain_arcmap
    • Access to ArcGIS Organization Account
      • Distance To Assets_pro
      • Distance To Assets_arcmap

A Tale of Two Toolboxes

The solutions-geoprocessing-toolbox repo supports toolboxes for both ArcMap/ArcCatalog/ArcGlobe/ArcScene (collectively called ArcGIS for Desktop) and also ArcGIS Pro. Toolboxes that are modified in ArcGIS Pro are not backwards compatible (see Compatibility note below) with other ArcGIS Desktop applications (ArcMap), so most toolboxes are duplicated for one or the other. The naming of these toolboxes is as follows:

  • Toolboxes that are for ArcGIS Desktop will include arcmap after the toolbox name. For example: Geonames Tools__arcmap.tbx
  • Toolboxes for ArcGIS Pro will include pro. For example: Geonames Tools__pro.tbx

Please note that some toolboxes are for ArcGIS Pro only, or ArcGIS Desktop only. These toolboxes will follow the above naming convention, but will not have a duplicate.

Also note that some of our toolboxes are (Python Toolboxes)[] (.pyt) and work in both ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro. These do not have the arcmap or pro suffix.

Instructions To Get Started

General Help

New to Github? Get started here.

Downloading Test Data and Running Verification Tests are only available through the GitHub repository, and are not available from other download versions of the repository.

Getting Started with the tools

  • Download the Github repository
    • If repository was downloaded as a zip, extract the zip file
    • Make note of this directory, the steps below assume it will be called "solutions-geoprocessing-toolbox"
    • Open the toolboxes in the appropriate version of ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro listed in requirements
    • Questions about the tools? Start by reading the tool doc
    • Tool doc doesn't make sense? Please log an issue and let us know!

Running Verification Tests

Mature Support

For information Esri support levels visit the Esri Product Life Cycle page. Toolboxes marked for Mature Support will be removed from this repository's dev and master branches in the future, but will still be availalbe from earlier releases.



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