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Getting Technical - August 2022

What's new in the August 2022 ArcGIS Earth release? What’s new in ArcGIS GeoEvent Server 11.0? Do you really need Arcade if you are a developer? How can you visualize excel data on a Canadian basemap? How do you explore fields with data engineering? Get answers to all these and more in this month’s edition of Getting Technical.


ArcGIS Field Maps Early Access release (August 2022)
ArcGIS Field Maps is a powerful mobile app solution that streamlines field workflows for exploring maps, collecting and updating authoritative data, and sharing where mobile workers have gone, all within a single location-aware mobile app. Released in November 2020, Field Maps is Esri’s premier, map-centric mobile solution for smartphone and tablet devices.

We have many exciting new development initiatives underway for the November release of ArcGIS Field Maps. We’ve updated the iOS/Android mobile apps and web app to expose some of the new capabilities coming late this fall.

What's New in the August 2022 ArcGIS Earth Release
The July release of ArcGIS Earth Mobile and the August release of ArcGIS Earth desktop are both now available. The latest release for mobile includes new and improved measurement tools and the ability to view temporal data. The new desktop release includes the ability to filter for layer, draw templates, and add drawings for the Automation API. 

What’s new in ArcGIS GeoEvent Server 11.0
ArcGIS GeoEvent Server allows organizations to ingest, visualize, analyze, and act on data from sensors and asset tracks. Whether you’re tracking moving assets, monitoring stationary sensors, or following social media feeds, you can tap into, analyze, and display real-time and the Internet of Things (IoT) data on your maps.
ArcGIS GeoEvent Server 11.0 includes several general updates, improved usability and performance, and stability enhancements throughout the product. Below is a quick overview of some highlights in the 11.0 release.

Why Native Apps? The Value of Engaging Your Audience with ArcGIS AppStudio
In today’s world, you expect to be able to access data through your mobile device, whether that’s through a web application in a browser or a native application installed on your device. Icons on your phone’s home screen have become a part of your daily life, so it’s beneficial to understand the value native apps can add when sharing your GIS maps and data with internal and external stakeholders.

ArcGIS Runtime 100.15 - Esri’s first long-term support release is now available
This release focuses on stability and bug fixes. As a long-term support release, version 100.15 delivers two years of General Availability instead of one, before the usual one year of Extended Support and two years of Mature Support. That means a total of 5 years of support before 100.15 is retired. The next version, 200.0, will add new functionality and support updated developer tools.

New Educational Resources for Developers
Are you a visual learner? There is a now a new ArcGIS Developers YouTube Channel, embedded videos throughout the site, as well as curated developer content on Now you can live and learn by the code.

Add Experience Builder Custom Widgets In ArcGIS Enterprise
Starting with ArcGIS Enterprise 11.0, you can add Experience Builder custom widgets into ArcGIS Enterprise to extend the builder inside ArcGIS Enterprise, so everyone in your ArcGIS Enterprise with privileges to create content can create custom apps without coding.

I’m a developer. Do I really need Arcade?
Arcade may help you more than you think. Especially when it comes to defining conditional content in one app where it can be saved and reused in potentially hundreds of apps, all without duplicating your code. Let’s dive into some details that demonstrate how Arcade can benefit app developers.

What's new in ArcGIS Production and Defense Mapping
Enhancements to the ArcGIS Production Mapping and ArcGIS Defense Mapping extensions at ArcGIS Pro 3.0 include general new tools, as well as new in the Topographic Production toolbox. For a quick overview read on for more details on each enhancement including quick demo videos.

ArcGIS Notebook Server 11.0 with Windows containers
We released ArcGIS Enterprise 11.0 (Windows and Linux) on July 21, 2022. In this release, ArcGIS Notebook Server with support for Windows containers and Mirantis Container Runtime (MCR) is available as a beta feature on Windows. This is a very exciting release for Esri and the ArcGIS Notebooks community because support for Mirantis Container Runtime as the container engine improves many of the limitations of Docker Desktop on Windows.

Apply local focus to Living Atlas content using blending and effects
ArcGIS Living Atlas provides global, country-wide, and regional coverage for basemaps and many layers. But what if you’re interested in focusing on your state, county, city, or local project? Using blending and effects you can easily apply focus to Living Atlas basemaps and layers for your specific area of interest. Several approaches and examples are highlighted in this blog post. Follow the steps using the sample maps and layers to learn how.

Visualizing Excel Data on a Canadian Basemap
ArcGIS for Office works directly with an ArcGIS Online organization or with an ArcGIS Enterprise instance. The ArcGIS for Office add-in connects to ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise and allows users to transform graphs and charts into interactive maps. Tune your Microsoft Excel data with a stunning, informative and spatially enabled Canadian basemap.

Search in ArcGIS for Teams
ArcGIS for Teams brings maps and location intelligence into Microsoft Teams.
Use ArcGIS for Teams to find, view, and share ArcGIS content with colleagues in your Microsoft Teams chat conversations, meetings, and groups.
The August 2022 release updates the search and share functions in ArcGIS for Teams for an improved navigation experience.

4 Ways to Improve Mapping Workflows with ArcGIS Maps for Adobe 3.2
Last month, Esri released ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud (Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud) version 3.2, coinciding with the Esri User Conference. Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud 3.2 includes exciting updates and enhancements described in this post.

5 things to try in Field Maps
ArcGIS Field Maps offers a variety of tools to ensure that mobile workers have everything they need when using maps in the field. Try these five capabilities to get a glimpse into all that Field Maps has to offer.

How to get started with Data Engineering
Introducing the Data Engineering view in ArcGIS Pro. An experience that makes exploration and preparation of your data much more productive and intuitive. It is a view that focuses on the fields in your data, giving options to see data quality metrics and see information about the attributes you’re working with.

FAQ: How to explore fields with Data Engineering
Most often we think about Data Engineering in the context of “engineering” your data. To clean, transform, and prepare the data to do something with it. However, regardless of what you want to do with the data, the first step is to know what data you’re dealing with.

The fields panel of the Data Engineering view in ArcGIS Pro can help quickly visualize the data on a map, through charts, and provides quick navigation to the attribute table. Let’s take a quick tour.


Introducing Named Landforms of the World, version 2

What's New for multidimensional analysis in ArcGIS Pro 3.0

What's new in ArcGIS Survey123 (July 2022)

What's new in ArcGIS Insights 2022.2

What’s New in Esri U.S. Demographics (July 2022)

ArcGIS 2022 Q2 Release

New in ArcGIS Enterprise 11.0: beta features

What's New in ArcGIS Experience Builder Developer Edition (version 1.9)

What’s New in ArcGIS Workflow Manager 11.0 and ArcGIS Pro 3.0

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

Service Packs, Patches & Product Support Updates

Prepare for the retirement of ArcGIS Dashboards Classic
After several updates of ArcGIS Dashboards, the time has come for ArcGIS Dashboards Classic to retire. For ArcGIS Online users, ArcGIS Dashboards Classic is currently in mature support and with the Fall 2022 update, it will be officially retired. For ArcGIS Enterprise users, ArcGIS Dashboards Classic is set to be retired in ArcGIS Enterprise 11.0.

Several Legacy Boundary Layers to be Retired in 2022
In July 2022 and December 2022, several legacy Boundary Layers, which have been in mature support and not actively maintained, will be retired. Once these layers are retired, they will no longer be available to use. If you are using one of these layers, you should switch to the equivalent layer in General Availability. If you are not sure, keep reading.

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 31st, 2022.

ArcMap Continued Support
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.

Mapping and Charting Solutions 10.8.1 Patch 12 (Desktop | Server)
This is a general cumulative maintenance patch for the Mapping and Charting Solutions including; ArcGIS Aviation Airports (Desktop), ArcGIS Aviation Charting (Desktop), ArcGIS Bathymetry (Desktop), ArcGIS Defense Mapping (Desktop, Server), ArcGIS Maritime (Desktop, Server), and ArcGIS Production Mapping (Desktop, Server). Please download and install this patch at your earliest convenience.

ArcGIS GeoEvent Server 10.8.1 Patch 5 (Windows, Linux)

ArcGIS for Office 2021.2 Issues Addressed List

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Web Watch – Blogs, Podcasts and Useful Resources

Map of the Month: Community Vulnerability to Climate Change
This map is part of series in which Licker Geospatial Consulting (LGeo) modelled community vulnerability to different climate change-related hazards in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and Fraser Health (FHA). The map shows vulnerability to extreme heat in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, as well as the community’s exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity to extreme heat. The modelling approach included synthesizing identified determinants of vulnerability into an overall vulnerability score through a principal component analysis. LGeo also completed this analysis for wildfire smoke, ground-level ozone and flooding hazards.  

Screenshot of Community Vulnerability to Climate Change Map

Community Map of Canada – Style of the Month: Camping 
Anyway we can prolong the adventurous days of summer, we will. Community Map of Canada Style of the Month is inspired by this true Canadiana activity. Create an app using this basemap or add to it using the Esri Vector Tile Style Editor.  

Capital and major cities of Canadian provinces represented by a camp-fire icon on a light green background map of Canada. Waterbodies represented in light blue.

Geographical Thinking Podcast Season 2 | Episode 24: Measuring a website’s carbon footprint
Developers Samuel Larsen-Disney and Yannis Panagis won first prize at an Esri Hackathon with It’s a web application that estimates how much carbon dioxide is produced each time you access a website. They told Guan about quantifying the cost of surfing the web and using a 3D globe to visualize that.

Geographical Thinking Podcast Season 2|Episode 23: Whales, Drones and Maps
Marine biologist Dr. Vanessa Pirotta and location intelligence expert Brett Dixon discuss their collaboration to study humpback whales in the Pacific Ocean using drones and geospatial visualization.

Geographical Thinking Podcast Season 2 | Episode 22: The future of drone delivery 
Michael Healander, CEO of Airspace Link, talks about drone delivery technology and how robotic flight is improving efficiency in the logistics industry and how drones can complement existing industries in an environmentally positive way.

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Creating Python Scripts for ArcGIS
Time is valuable. Learn how to create scripts that will streamline your GIS work. This course teaches you how to access the Python environment in ArcGIS Pro, script common data management tasks and automate geoprocessing workflows. You'll learn techniques to share your scripts, so they are easily accessible both inside and outside ArcGIS Pro.

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Esri Canada Seminars & Webinars

Esri Canada Summer School: ArcGIS Insights 101
August 25, 2022
Esri Canada Summer School keeps on rolling with our final lesson of the term! In our third session, we’ll show how you can use ArcGIS Insights to better understand your data by using geospatial analytics. Whether you work with spatial or tabular data, in this webinar you will learn how to leverage the advanced analytics and linked data visualization tools in Insights to make better decisions through the spatial lens.

Back to School with ArcGIS!
August 30, 2022
Educators, brush up on your ArcGIS skills and get ready to bring GIS to your students by learning how to do important tasks to support using ArcGIS Online. In this webinar, we will show you the basics of accessing ArcGIS software, teaching and learning resources, and support from the K-12 Education group. All Canadian K-12 schools have free access to ArcGIS software, support and teaching resources for classroom use.

Improving access to care with location intelligence
September 22, 2022
Location intelligence offers a lens to better understand public health access gaps in accessibility and shows where opportunities to intervene exist. In this webinar, invited speakers will present their use of GIS to close gaps in public health services, especially in rural and remote communities.

Smarter Buildings with ArcGIS Indoors and ArcGIS IPS
September 28, 2022
ArcGIS Indoors is a complete indoor mapping and location sharing software for smart workplaces. ArcGIS IPS is an indoor positioning system that lets users locate themselves and others inside a building in real time. Together, they take your GIS and the blue dot indoors to streamline operations, increase workplace efficiencies and improve the occupant experience. Join us to learn more about this solution and how you can implement it in your organization.

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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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