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Getting Technical - April 2022

Did you know that sharing GIS content across environments is an ideal way for organizations to work together on projects and initiatives? The collaboration tools in ArcGIS enable this workflow by empowering the sharing of layers, maps and apps within an organization or to external organizations. In this webinar we will examine how the methods of collaboration in ArcGIS have evolved to create a robust sharing system. Attendees will learn about the latest developments in collaboration, including partnered collaborations in ArcGIS Online and two-way editing in distributed collaborations. We will also discuss the different patterns of collaboration that organizations can use to be more successful when working with others.


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Help to make your data FAIR: Part I
This article is the first in a two-part series that provides an overview of the FAIR data principles and looks at how ArcGIS supports geospatial data providers in making your data FAIR.

Using the Community Map of Canada in ArcGIS Business Analyst Online
ArcGIS Business Analyst Online comes with rich Canadian data, so why not display this using the Community Map of Canada Vector Basemap? Read this article to learn how to set this up in Business Analyst Online in five easy steps.

Get your ArcGIS software faster with online purchase orders
The revamped Esri Canada Store, launched in 2021, makes purchasing licenses for core ArcGIS software, apps and extensions easier and faster—and now, you can buy any of these items using an online purchase order.

How ArcGIS StoryMaps can help you hire—or get hired
Find out how to use ArcGIS StoryMaps to find the perfect candidates to join your team or, if you’re a job seeker yourself, how to use ArcGIS StoryMaps stories to make your application stand out.

ArcGIS Runtime in 2022 and beyond
ArcGIS Runtime 100.x was first released in November 2016. In the five plus years since, there have been 13 releases chock full of great new functionality, and we’re on the cusp of releasing 100.14 with yet more new capabilities. This blog post will take a look at the plans for the ArcGIS Runtime SDKs beyond 100.14. In August, the 100.15 release will be the first ever long-term support release. Unlike every Runtime release before it, this release will not include new functionality. Instead, it will focus entirely on bug fixes and updates to the various 3rd party libraries we use.

Data updates to Living Atlas World Elevation Layers and Tools (March 2022)
ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World provides foundation elevation layers and tools to support analysis and visualization across the ArcGIS system. These layers get updated quarterly with high resolution elevation data from federal agencies, open sources, and community maps program. Esri is providing these datasets as ready to use services that benefit the GIS community and extend the use of data in new and innovative ways. In this release, world elevation layers and tools are updated with a few high-resolution elevation and bathymetry datasets.

Make it Snappy
The March ArcGIS Online update includes several enhancements to the edit experience in Map Viewer, including support for batch feature creation and an updated UI featuring snapping controls and a selection tool. This blog post explores the new snapping controls and demonstrates how you can take advantage of similar snapping experience in both your editor and sketch workflows.

Jumpstart your visualization: build on top of an existing custom 2D layer
This article explains how to leverage the existing code and custom WebGL layers to create novel visualizations.

What’s new with the Esri Support App – Canada
In July 2020, we released the Esri Support App – Canada to help users get expert assistance and convenient answers from their mobile devices. Today, we’re delighted to share the improvements and new functionality included in the latest update to the App, which will elevate your experience with Esri Canada Support.

Hot Tip: Direct Publishing of Airbus Imagery to ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online using ArcGIS Notebooks
This article describes the use of ArcGIS Notebooks hosted in ArcGIS Online to decrease the time requirement for file transfers when publishing hosted imagery layers. When hosted in ArcGIS Online, the notebook executes code within a container inside the user’s ArcGIS Online organization. Therefore, imagery downloads directly into ArcGIS Online and does not rely on the internet speed at the user’s computer.

FAQ: How to publish a notebook as a web tool in ArcGIS Enterprise 10.9.1
We released ArcGIS Enterprise 10.9.1 (Windows and Linux) on November 18, 2021. In this release, an exciting new feature for ArcGIS Notebook Server is the ability to publish notebooks as web tools.


What's New in ArcGIS Experience Builder (March 2022)

What’s New in ArcGIS Experience Builder Developer Edition (version 1.8)

What's new in ArcGIS API for JavaScript (4.23)

What's new in ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App and ArcGIS Business Analyst Mobile App | March 2022

What's new in ArcGIS Online (March 2022)

Time-saving Tips for Managing Members in ArcGIS Online

What’s new in Map Viewer (March 2022).

What's New in Scene Viewer (March 2022)

What's new in ArcGIS Dashboards (March 2022)

What's New in Instant Apps (March 2022)

Three, Two, One: Updates to Countdown Instant App

What’s New in ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online (March 2022)

What's New in ArcGIS Velocity (March 2022)

What's New in ArcGIS Field Maps (March 2022)

What’s new in App Templates for AppStudio 5.3 (March 2022)

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Service Packs, Patches & Product Support Updates

ArcGIS Dashboards Classic is Retiring
With the March 2022 release of ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Dashboards Classic will move to mature support, and will be retired in the September 2022 update. For ArcGIS Enterprise users, ArcGIS Dashboards Classic will be retired in the ArcGIS Enterprise 11.0 update.

Notification: Old Esri Raster Basemaps will be retired: ESRI_Imagery_World_2D and ESRI_StreetMap_World_2D
Esri will be retiring two very old raster basemaps on May 4, 2022.  If you are using one of these basemaps, you should switch to the equivalent basemap in general availability.  Once the basemaps are retired, they will no longer be available to use in maps and apps.

Notification: HTTPS to be enforced for Esri Basemaps
As a follow up to enforcing HTTPS in ArcGIS Online in 2020, Esri is planning to make a similar change to the raster basemap environment. The Esri raster basemaps currently can be requested using HTTP or HTTPS protocols. Starting in April 2022, support for HTTP will be disabled, and tile requests will be HTTPS only. 

Notification: Old Esri Vector Basemaps will be retired in 2022
Esri’s vector basemaps and styles are organized by version number. Currently, version 2 (v2) basemaps are updated on a regular cadence. Earlier versions are available but no longer updated. Find out which versions will be retired and will no longer be available to use in maps and apps.

Developers: Required update to ArcGIS location services
On January 27th, 2021, new ArcGIS location services and pricing were released. If you have developed an application that uses ArcGIS Online services other than the new ArcGIS location services, you may be required to update your applications before April 30th, 2022 or December 31th, 2022.

ArcGIS Pro SDK for .NET: Functionality Deprecation Announcement
With the release of ArcGIS Pro 3.0, Microsoft’s .NET Framework 4.8 is no longer supported. ArcGIS Pro 3.0 introduces support for .NET 6.0, Microsoft's latest edition of .NET. Support for .NET 6.0 replaces support for .NET Framework 4.8. ArcGIS Pro 2.9 is the last release with .NET Framework 4.8.

Software Alert: ArcGIS and CVE-2021-44228 Apache Log4j 2
Esri is actively investigating the impact of the Log4j library vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228) disclosed on December 9, 2021, as some Esri products contain this common logging tool. This bulletin has been updated and contains the latest information about Esri products and will continue to be updated as new information becomes available.

ArcMap Continued Support
ArcGIS 10.8.1 is the current release of ArcMap and will continue to be supported until March 1, 2026, as established in the ArcGIS Desktop Product Life Cycle. Esri released ArcMap 10.8.2 in December 2021. This was a maintenance release only and does not include new functionality. This update does not extend the ArcGIS 10.8.x product life cycle. Esri does not have plans to release an ArcMap 10.9. The ArcMap Continued Support page, will be able to answer your questions regarding continued support of ArcMap as well as contains resources to help you transition your work moving forward into several Esri products such as ArcGIS Pro. Find out more about Migrating to ArcGIS Pro.

Deprecation Reminder for Explorer, Collector and Tracker
ArcGIS Field Maps was launched in October 2020 and replaces the functionality of ArcGIS Collector, ArcGIS Explorer and ArcGIS Tracker on the iOS and Android mobile platforms. These products (Collector, Explorer, Tracker) are currently available to download and are fully supported; however, they were retired in December 2021. Migration resources, including a migration guide, can be found in this blog.

Mapping and Charting Solutions 10.8.2 Patch 1 Desktop

Mapping and Charting Solutions 10.8.1 Patch 10 (Desktop | Server)

ArcGIS 10.9.1 Maritime Server extension Update 1

ArcGIS GeoEnrichment Server Log4j Patch

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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Canada Resource Hub
Esri Canada’s resource hub includes bilingual maps, apps and other COVID-19 resources for the public, customers and media. The hub is constantly updated with case and vaccination data, COVID-19 open datasets, GIS training videos and other resources. Check out our COVID-19 Recovery Solutions and Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution Solutions.

Visit the ArcGIS Solutions site to learn more about Esri’s suite of coronavirus recovery solutions.

Web Watch – Blogs, Podcasts and Useful Resources

Map of the Month: Nature in the City: A NatureHood Guide to Many Adventures!
This map tells stories of urban habitats, captivating species and local parks to explore. Environmental information is woven together with original artwork by Kristi Bridgeman and designed by a team of Victoria NatureHood community partners led by Kathleen Burton as project manager and lead writer. The team consisted of individuals from the District of Saanich, the Capital Regional District and Victoria Natural History Society. The map committee was honoured to work with SENĆOŦEN language revitalist ŚW,XELOSELWET Tiffany Joseph and Erich Kelch, First Nations Relations, community engagement coordinator, CRD. Place names in both SENĆOŦEN and Lekwungen languages are located throughout the map, and species names are found on the species list.

Screenshot of Nature in the City: A NatureHood Guide to Many Adventures map

Screenshot of Nature in the City: A NatureHood Guide to Many Adventures map

Community Map of Canada – Style of the Month: Easter Egg Hunting
April’s Community Map of Canada Style of the Month is all about Easter egg hunting. Follow a major highway to find one or two along the way. This style was created using the Esri Vector Tile Style Editor and the Community of Canada basemap, where data is collected daily, and a new version of the map is published twice a week.

Screenshot of a pale green map focusing on Winnipeg. Roads surrounding the city are in a light purple with shields replaced by easter eggs. While major highways are in dark purple with shields denoted by Easter baskets.

Screenshot of a pale green map focusing on Winnipeg. Roads surrounding the city are in a light purple with shields replaced by easter eggs. While major highways are in dark purple with shields denoted by Easter baskets.

Geographical Thinking Podcast – Season 2 | Episode 14: Management Perspectives with Matt Lewin
Brad Connatty, Manager of Upstream GIS at Suncor Energy, talks about how the use of GIS and location analytics is evolving in the energy industry.  

Geographical Thinking Podcast - Season 2 | Episode 15: Management Perspectives with Matt Lewin
Ian Williams with the Toronto Police Service talks about how the police have evolved their use of GIS builds trust with the public it serves.

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Imagery Analysis in ArcGIS Pro
This course is for GIS professionals and imagery analysts in the private sector and civilian government agencies who need to extract meaningful information from satellite imagery, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-collected data and other imagery formats. Workflows and considerations to display, process and create derived raster products using ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Image Analyst are covered. You'll work with ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Image Analyst tools to explore common imagery applications, including disaster recovery, damage assessment and forest canopy assessment.
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Esri Canada Seminars & Webinars

Spring Into Top Form with ArcGIS Survey123
April 28, 2022
ArcGIS Survey123 is a complete, form-centric data collection solution that allows you to create, share and analyze GIS data collected in a survey. Many new capabilities have recently been released in this easy-to-use solution that helps you build better than ever smarter forms. This webinar will focus on the latest Survey123 enhancements that will help improve the quality and speed of the data collection experience for your users. Whether you are a seasoned veteran, or new to Survey123, you will learn about functionality that will help you be successful with your form collection workflows.

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About the Author

Erica Morra is the Product Portfolio Manager for Esri Canada. She is passionate about promoting the value of location intelligence and communicating the capabilities of Esri's suite of ArcGIS products. Erica has worked as a GIS professional for over 17 years, helping organizations leverage Esri technology to meet their business needs of today and of the future.

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