Rich Client Application Architectures

Esri's rich client applications, which are also referred to as Desktop GIS, allow users to perform advanced spatial analysis, model operational processes, and visualize results on professional-quality maps.

Consider using rich client applications if:

  • Your application must support disconnected or occasionally connected scenarios.
  • Your application will be deployed on client PCs.
  • Your application must be highly interactive and responsive.
  • Your application user interface must provide rich functionality such as 3D visualization and user interaction.
  • Your applications must utilize the resources of the client PC.