If you are an independent developer who has always found Esri products too expensive, here’s a news that may brighten up your Monday – AcrGIS for Developers is becoming much more accessible and affordable. Check out the deets:
Free Plan for ArcGIS Beginners
If you are looking to get started on your ArcGIS journey, you can now plan, build and deploy unlimited non-revenue-generating apps – without even sharing your credit card information with Esri. The new Essentials Plan by the GIS pioneer would give you:
- 1,000,000 map and geocode transactions per month
- Style basemaps and host your authoritative content
- 10,000 route transactions per month
- Over 40 GB of tile and data storage
“Developers can now access dozens of different maps from our Living Atlas, store their data securely, route, and geocode, as well as create and deploy apps with much greater ease and efficiency,” David Cardella, Esri product manager for developer technologies points out.
New Pay-As-You-Go ArcGIS Model
For any additional service requests or transactions after you have exhausted your free plan, you pay-as-you-go – which is definitely more affordable than committing to a fixed subscription plan. More details about these charges can be found here.
Monthly Plan for Commercial Deployment
If you’re looking to deploy a commercial app, a paid developer subscription becomes your key to an unlimited number of deployment licenses. This paid Builder plan is now being offered at a monthly rate of $125, while existing annual plan subscribers can avail a benefit of 10% discount on their current plans. Further, if they wish, annual subscribers can also switch to paying monthly.
Routing Transactions Price Drop by Esri
Another development worthy of your attention is that the price of routing services has been reduced substantially. Instead of paying $4.00 per 1,000 routes, you will now need to pay only $0.50 per 1,000 requests. This price drop is applicable to all ArcGIS users, including the developer community.
Vineet Sharma, Product Marketing Manager at Esri, sums up when he says, “At Esri, we are committed to delivering the most innovative solutions to help you succeed. With these enhancements, we aim to deliver an improved experience that brings the power of mapping to all developers and provides greater simplicity and accessibility at a more flexible price. You now have greater freedom to build, manage, and deploy apps as quickly as possible by using the specific tools you need, when you need them, and priced to fit your individual needs.”