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Getting Technical - April 2019

Did you know that the Community Map of Canada vector basemap is updated daily and accessible directly from your basemap picker? How does user type licensing in ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7 work? Find out in April’s Getting Technical blog post.


The new Community Map of Canada vector cache is updated daily

The Community Map of Canada vector tile basemap is updated daily with the latest updates supplied by contributors to the Community Maps Program via the GeoFoundation Exchange (GFX). Find out how you can access it from your basemap picker. 

Tracker for ArcGIS released!

We are excited to announce the release of Tracker for ArcGIS, a new app to help you monitor the real-time location of your most valued assets­–your mobile workers. It is now available for use with ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7.

FAQ:  What do you need to know about new user type licensing in ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7?

Esri is introducing the user type licensing model at ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7. With user types, you can match your organization’s workflows and license users as any one of the five general-purpose types: Viewers, Data Editors, Field Workers, Creators and GIS Professionals.

Hot tip: How to create and use elevation layers in ArcGIS Online & ArcGIS Pro

Elevation layers are composed of data coming from LIDAR, photogrammetry, spot or contour sources can help with 3D visualizations. Hosted elevation layers in ArcGIS Online can be leveraged along with Esri-provided world elevation layers and can be used across the platform in applications such as Scene Viewer, in ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Earth.

Video: Setting default folder and database connections in ArcGIS Pro

How to set default folder and database connections in ArcGIS Pro using Project Templates and Project Favorites. Follow @EsriCanada on Twitter and check out more technical videos using hashtag #HowtoArcGIS


Get your hands on Insights for ArcGIS

ArcGIS Business Analyst Enterprise has arrived

2019 DevSummit Top 20

Updates to Living Atlas World Elevation Layers and Tools (April 2019)

Welcome to ArcGIS Runtime 100.5!

Selection behaviour changes in Runtime 100.5

Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS v2.12 Developer Edition now available

A better experience with the new ArcGIS API for JavaScript website

What's new in ArcGIS GeoEvent Server at 10.7

What’s new in ArcGIS Enterprise portal at 10.7: Content management and administration

Q1 2019 ArcGIS release

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Service Packs, Patches & User Resources

ArcGIS Server 10.6.1 Linux Orthomapping Patch

With this patch, users will be able to use Ortho Maker app to adjust image collection that is over 100 with ArcGIS Server 10.6.1 for Linux.

ArcGIS (Desktop, Engine, Server) 10.7 Network Analyst Function Evaluator Patch

If you are using ArcGIS Network Analyst with ArcGIS 10.7, and are performing network analysis on a network dataset that models height-, weight-, width-, or length-based restrictions using a function evaluator, this patch resolves an issue where roads are being incorrectly restricted when using a start time.

ArcGIS (Desktop, Engine, Server) 10.7 Network Analyst VRP Solver Patch

This patch resolves an issue if the Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP) Solver fails to execute successfully when run in locales where a comma is used as the decimal separator.

ArcGIS (Desktop, Engine, Server) 10.6.1 Spatial Analyst Patch

This patch addresses multiple quality issues with ArcGIS 10.6.1 Spatial Analyst extension including problems with Distance, Extraction, Hydrology and Zonal toolsets.

Insights for ArcGIS 3.0 quality Patch

This is a required patch for Insights for ArcGIS users who are using Enable Location or predefined filters. Without this patch, Insights will return errors using the results from not checking on repeat identical features during use of Enable Location.

Business Analyst Server Install Guide

Learn about prerequisites, installation and authorization for Business Analyst Server 10.7 and data in this installation guide.

ArcGIS Business Analyst Desktop TLS Patch

This Patch enables Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 connections when accessing ArcGIS Online services such as basemaps, geoprocessing services and The Living Atlas from ArcGIS Desktop. 

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Web Watch – White Papers, Blogs and Useful Resources

App of the Month: Climate Atlas of Canada

Climate change is a big topic and organizing it into an easy-to-use application is a massive challenge. The Prairie Climate Centre has developed a web mapping application tool that’s making climate projection data available and meaningful.

Enable, engage and empower the workplace with ArcGIS Indoors

ArcGIS Indoors is a new indoor mapping system from Esri. It helps organizations consolidate their indoor information such as people, places and assets into an interactive workplace map that is accessible and easy to use.

Are your spatial data infrastructure tools ready for the big data deluge?

Spatial data infrastructures (SDIs) are a key implementation pattern for governments and businesses to transform the way things are currently done. Read this blog post to explore the many benefits of implementing SDIs.

Bringing 120 years of planning alive with an immersive, guided experience

Throughout 2019, the National Capital Commission (NCC) is celebrating 120 years of planning Canada’s Capital with a special initiative focused on its own legacy as well as the organizations that preceded it. Find out how they used Esri Story Maps to generate creative, interactive web content.


Optimizing GIS workflows with Tasks in ArcGIS Pro

This short two-day course teaches you how to use a task created for you, how to design and create your own tasks, share a task for others to use and discover best practices to simplify and optimize your GIS workflows with tasks.

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Upcoming Webinars

From data to apps in 60 minutes or less
Apr. 25, 1-2 pm ET

Tooling up to be an ArcGIS developer
May 9, 1-2 pm ET

Optimizing your open data with ArcGIS Hub (in French)
May 16, 1-2 pm ET

Effectively manage your e-permitting process with ArcGIS and Cityworks PLL
May 23, 1-2 pm ET

Taking the fear out of change: Immediate benefits of switching to ArcGIS Pro
June 20, 1-2 pm ET

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About the Author

George Kouroupis is the Director of Technology and Solutions for Esri Canada. His efforts are focused on advising customers and business partners on the latest ArcGIS trends and technologies. With over 35 years’ experience in software development, project management and product management, George takes a holistic and pragmatic approach to addressing customer’s technical and business problems.

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