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Getting Technical - April 2024

What are new updates coming to ArcGIS User Types? What’s new in ArcGIS Maps SDKs for Native Apps 200.4? How to configure layer attribute search in maps and apps? How to copy and paste the layer properties of one layer to another layer in ArcGIS Pro? How to use keyboard shortcuts in ArcGIS Pro? How to export symbols and style items from ArcGIS Pro? How to add photos or other images in ArcGIS Online web map pop-ups? How can you participate at the Esri User Conference 2024?  Get answers to all these questions and more in this month’s edition of Getting Technical.


Expanding Access to ArcGIS with Updated User Types
Effective June 2024, Esri is updating its license model to align with innovations in the ArcGIS platform. This will streamline system deployment through six role-based user types that provide expanded access to ArcGIS capabilities, apps and services to help your teams collaborate in ArcGIS from anywhere on any device.

What’s new in ArcGIS Maps SDKs for Native Apps 200.4
Version 200.4 of the ArcGIS Maps SDKs for Native Apps includes support for feature forms, snapping, OGC 3D Tiles, and more!

ArcGIS Monitor: Analysis Elements for Enterprise portal performance
This blog presents six useful indicators that provide insight on Enterprise portal performance metrics.

Join your fellow GIS professionals at the 2024 Esri User Conference (Esri UC)
Submit your images: GIS images can include screenshots of your best maps, cartographic data displays, applications, and 3D visualizations. Submit by June 6 for a chance to be featured during the Plenary Session.

Watercolor your city (on the web, no paint involved)
A small hack for adding a watercolor basemap to a 3D city visualization.

Smooth riding with the Road Closures solution
Maintain a road-closure inventory and share important road information with the public with the Road Closures solution.

ETH Zurich Creates a Smart Campus with Indoor GIS
Read this customer success story of how ETH Zurich creates a smart campus using indoor GIS on their university premises.

May I Borrow That Idea? - Pasting Feature Layer Properties
In ArcGIS Pro 3.2, you can copy and paste the layer properties of one layer to another layer.

Configure layer attribute search in maps and apps
Search in maps and apps uses locators configured for your organization, or layers and fields in maps. Here's how to configure them.

Map your view! Create and style a viewshed in ArcGIS Online
How to make a viewshed and, for bonus points, make it look like it's illuminating the map.

Global Land Cover Updates
The annual Sentinel-2 land use/land cover time series now includes global coverage from 2017-2023.

Learn about infographics in ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App and Community Analyst
Learn about infographics in ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App and Community Analyst.

Pop-ups: text element essentials
Text elements are one of the ways you can add information to pop-ups. Here's the basics for creating effective text elements.

Points of light: illuminating a map with data
Light your map up, instead of covering your map up!

Add Google Drive files to your ArcGIS Online maps and content
Google Drive offers a way to store, share and manage files. Here's how to use those files in ArcGIS Online maps and content.

ArcGIS Geocoding Service - March Release Highlights
Discover the latest data updates, bug fixes, and quality improvements made to the ArcGIS Geocoding Service.

Celebrating the science of dark skies through storytelling
Rediscover the wonder of dark skies and the data behind your nighttime view from a U.S. National Park Service scientist and storyteller.

GeoSnaps: Check out this video that shows how to use keyboard shortcuts in ArcGIS Pro:

FAQ: How to export symbols and style items from ArcGIS Pro
With ArcGIS Pro 3.2 or later, you can export all symbols in your project to a custom style.

Hot Tip: tips for adding photos and images
When displaying photos or other images in ArcGIS Online web map pop-ups, it’s sometimes the small things that can make a big difference.

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Version 430.1 of ArcGIS for AutoCAD (May 2024) adds support for AutoCAD 2025

What’s New in the ArcGIS StoryMaps Briefings App (March 2024)

ArcGIS Experience Builder Showcased Web Apps of 2023

Announcing ArcGIS Maps SDK 1.5 for Unity

Announcing ArcGIS Maps SDK 1.5 for Unreal Engine

View more announcements in the ArcGIS Blog | My Esri on Esri Community

 Service Packs, Patches & Product Support Updates            

Portal for ArcGIS Enterprise Sites 2023 Security Patch is now available
Portal for ArcGIS Enterprise Sites Security Patch is now available.  The release for version 10.8.1 concludes efforts to respond to the defective Portal for ArcGIS Enterprise Sites Security Patch.

Portal for ArcGIS Security 2024 Update 1 released
The Portal for ArcGIS Security 2024 Update 1 is available. Install these patches at your earliest opportunity to address these vulnerabilities.

Important Notice for ArcMap Users with Subscription Licenses
If you are using ArcMap today as part of production workflows and have an ArcGIS Desktop subscription license, there is some important information in this blog for you to consider.

Announcement: Deprecation of ArcGIS Field Maps on Windows Subsystem for Android
ArcGIS Field Maps was released on Windows 11 via the Windows Subsystem for Android in 2023. Microsoft is retiring the Windows Subsystem for Android on March 5, 2025, and the Amazon App Store will no longer be available on Windows 11 starting March 6, 2024.  ArcGIS Field Maps on Windows 11 via the Windows Subsystem for Android will be retired on March 5, 2025. 

Upcoming data deprecation in ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App and ArcGIS Community Analyst (June 2024 release)
In the June 2024 release, the Esri 2021 and Esri 2022 data sources will be deprecated in ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App.

Announcement: Deprecation of ArcGIS GeoPlanner
ArcGIS GeoPlanner, an extension for ArcGIS Enterprise and ArcGIS Online, is being deprecated. Read the blog for more details.

Announcing the Deprecation of ArcGIS Maps SDK for Java
The ArcGIS Maps SDK for Java is being deprecated, with its final release scheduled for November 2024 in the form of Version 200.6.

Deprecation Notice for Event Editor: Transition to a Modern Workflow
The Event Editor web application included with ArcGIS Roads and Highways/ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing is being deprecated.

Deprecation notice: ArcGIS Collector on Windows platform to retire
ArcGIS Collector on Windows platform to retire; replaced by Field Maps on Windows 11 WSA.

Deprecation of ArcGIS Workflow Manager (Classic)
The final release of ArcGIS Workflow Manager (Classic) is scheduled for Q4 2024, at the release of ArcGIS Pro 3.4/ArcGIS Enterprise 11.4.

ArcGIS AppStudio Retirement Roadmap and Beyond
AppStudio 5.5 will be a “Long-Term Support” (LTS) release of the product and the last major release of AppStudio. The ArcGIS AppStudio product will be officially retired in February 2025.

ArcGIS Web AppBuilder Roadmap for Retirement
ArcGIS Web App Builder is retiring, and we want to share the retirement timelines and details with you. While your ArcGIS Web AppBuilder apps that you have built will continue to work, Esri’s recommended path for taking advantage of new capabilities in ArcGIS as well as for staying abreast of the changes in browser technology is to migrate applications to ArcGIS Experience Builder. Read the article for the timelines and details.

ArcGIS API for JavaScript, Version 3.x Retirement
ArcGIS API 3.x for JavaScript will be retired on July 1, 2024.

ArcMap enters Mature support on March 1, 2024
ArcMap has entered the Mature Support phase of its product life cycle on March 1, 2024, marking the end of software updates and patches. Now is the ideal time to transition to ArcGIS Pro if you haven't already made the move. We have curated several resources here to help guide your migration journey.

ArcGIS 10.8.2 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. 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. 

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Web Watch – Blogs, Podcasts and Useful Resources

Map of the Month: 2023 British Columbia TSA and TFL
This comprehensive map showcases the network of natural resource districts and forest tenure areas/types that are part of the sustainable use of British Columbia’s forest resources. Timber supply areas (TSAs) represent distinct zones with primarily volume-based tenure, while tree farm licenses (TFLs) symbolize area-based tenure zones with rights to harvest timber and manage and conserve forests, recreation and cultural heritage resources. The map portrays the distribution of these tenure areas, highlighting designated regions where sustainable logging and timber harvesting occur.

This map is a 2024 Map Calendar Contest winner.

2023 British Columbia TSA and TFL Map

Spatial Report Podcast Season 1 | Episode 13: All Problems Have Solutions
We have solutions in this episode of the podcast! We welcome an ArcGIS Solutions Lead to talk about her work with public safety solutions. Then our mobile apps GeoGeek is back for a chat about new GeoAI functionality in ArcGIS Survey123.

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Graph Analytics Using ArcGIS Knowledge
This course introduces foundational concepts, terminology and workflows that will enable you to perform graph analysis using ArcGIS Knowledge. You’ll learn how to prepare data for use in knowledge graphs and perform spatial and nonspatial analyses. You’ll benefit from this course if you’re a GIS analyst, all-source analyst, intelligence analyst, researcher or data scientist or if you need to visualize and analyze relationships among datasets stored in multiple formats.

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Esri Canada Seminars & Webinars

Getting Started with Indoor GIS
April 25, 2024
Many organizations are relying on static floorplans to support facility management. Indoor GIS, powered by ArcGIS Indoors, allows organizations to visualize their facilities data in ways not previously possible. In this webinar, you’ll learn the concepts of indoor GIS and the benefits it can provide to your operations.

Embracing Change: Managing Users and Licenses in Your Organization
May 16, 2024
ArcGIS Pro, our premier desktop GIS solution, has transformed how you’ve been managing your maps for almost a decade. This webinar is the second in our Embracing ArcGIS Pro series, designed to show how access to ArcGIS Pro is managed through the ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise user management and licensing tools.

Sky-bound Solutions: Drones Revolutionizing AEC Practices
June 19, 2024
In the AEC sector, 3D imagery and mapping are transforming the way decisions are made by providing clarity and insights with realistic visualization and improved awareness.

Embracing User Types: Unlocking the Benefits of Adopting Named Users
July 25, 2024
ArcGIS Pro, our premier desktop GIS solution, has transformed how you’ve been managing your maps for almost a decade. This webinar concludes our Embracing ArcGIS Pro series and will show you how to manage and leverage user types in your ArcGIS organization and ArcGIS Pro.

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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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