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ESRI ArcGIS Explorer App for Smartphones

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department offers a variety of web based maps. These maps are specific to many aspects of hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreation. Aside from the traditional desktop experience, these maps are accessible on smartphones and other mobile devices. Users can add to the experience when using these maps in the field with features such as GPS location services by installing the Esri ArcGIS Explorer app. To browse the available web maps click on the Map Index or proceed to the ESRI ArcGIS Explorer app section below to install to your smartphone or mobile device.

NOTE: The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is unable to provide support for problems that may be encountered when installing and using the ESRI ArcGIS Mobile App software. Please see the Esri support website for software information and installation help.


The ArcGIS app is a free download and can be found in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. It may also be downloaded onto a smartphone from the ESRI 'Apps for Smartphones and Tablets' page at

iPhone Apps Store

Android - Google Play

MacApp Store

Using ArcGIS Explorer

To find Department maps in the Esri ArcGIS Explorer app, search using 'ndgf'.

Note: You do not need to create an account when using this software on your smartphone. After launching the app, click on 'Continue Without Signing In' at the bottom of the screen. Click on Continue Without Signing In