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Getting Technical - December 2023

What’s new in ArcGIS Enterprise 11.2 on Kubernetes? What’s new in ArcGIS QuickCapture, ArcGIS CityEngine and ArcGIS GeoBIM?  How to create your own custom map symbols for use in the Sign Management solution? How can you level up your date and time data management? How to use the Causal Inference Analysis tool in ArcGIS Pro 3.2? What are the benefits of catalog datasets in ArcGIS Drone2Map? How to create a custom basemap gallery in your Experience Builder project? Get answers to all these questions and more in this month’s edition of Getting Technical.


Introducing the ArcGIS Well-Architected Framework
The ArcGIS Well-Architected Framework strives to empower you as IT professionals with foundational information about ArcGIS.

What’s new in ArcGIS Enterprise 11.2 on Kubernetes
ArcGIS Enterprise 11.2 on Kubernetes is available! Learn what is included with this release.

What’s new in ArcGIS Maps SDKs for Native Apps 200.3
Version 200.3 of the Native Maps SDKs includes a clustering API, geometry editing feedback, utility network validation, and more!

What’s new in ArcGIS Indoors (November 2023)
The latest release of ArcGIS Indoors includes two new offerings and highly requested features in ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Enterprise and ArcGIS Online.

What's new in ArcGIS QuickCapture (November 2023)
What's new in ArcGIS QuickCapture (November 2023): Arcade, more button user inputs, SXblueGPS and oriented

What's New in ArcGIS CityEngine (November 2023)
Our latest release introduces a fresh new look including Dark Mode, improved integration with ArcGIS Urban and a new beta for visual CGA editing.

What's New in ArcGIS GeoBIM (November 2023 Release)
The November 2023 release extends collaboration into the field by integrating ArcGIS GeoBIM with ArcGIS Field Maps.

Sign Management Solution Released
Sign Management helps you collect roadway signs and poles, streamline inspection and maintenance activities, and understand asset conditions.

Creating custom map symbols for the Sign Management solution
Learn how to create your own custom map symbols for use in the Sign Management solution.

Join ArcGIS Workforce assignment types to assignments in ArcGIS Dashboards
In this blog post, we'll guide you through the use of Arcade and data expressions in ArcGIS Dashboards. This technique allows you to join fields seamlessly from the Assignment Types table with the Assignments Feature Layer into an in-memory FeatureSet, offering a clearer insight into the types of assignments that have been successfully completed.

Join Enhancements in ArcGIS Pro 3.2
ArcGIS Pro 3.2 includes a number of enhancements to the Spatial Join, Add Spatial Join, Add Join, and Join Field tools.

Demographics Excelled: Use Esri Demographics with ArcGIS for Excel for Deeper Insights
Deploy ArcGIS for Excel from Esri's Microsoft app store to access demographic data from Esri.

4 Tips to Level Up Your Date and Time Data Management
Date and time data can be complex to manage. We've added slick new features to make it easier. Get ready to level up with these new options.

Find the right projection with filters in ArcGIS Pro
Learn how to filter coordinate systems based on a spatial extent, GCS, or projection property.

Announcing Causal Inference in ArcGIS Pro 3.2
New in ArcGIS Pro 3.2 - the Causal Inference Analysis tool.

The Future of ArcGIS Workforce and ArcGIS Navigator
Future of ArcGIS Workforce and ArcGIS Navigator as part of Esri's Field Operations Strategy.

Extend ArcGIS GeoBIM to the field with ArcGIS Field Maps
With ArcGIS GeoBIM and ArcGIS Field Maps, a streamlined digital workflow replaces paper-based processes and extends BIM integration to the field.

The benefits of catalog datasets in ArcGIS Drone2Map
Learn how catalog datasets in ArcGIS Drone2Map can be configured and ways they can benefit day to day workflows.

The Power of Partnered Collaboration in ArcGIS Online
In a partnered collaboration, two ArcGIS Online organizations use groups and member management tools to collaboratively add and edit content.

Using Lidar to Plan a Drone Capture of Empower Field
This article highlights a project that used Lidar data to create a unique drone flight plan for capturing imagery at Empower Field in Denver.

Imagery basemap ready for data
Imagery basemaps are lovely and provide unparalleled context. But that detail can be troublesome.

GeoSnaps: Check out this video that shows how to create a custom basemap gallery in your Experience Builder project

FAQ: Understanding the Drone2Map Processing Report
Learn to evaluate the ArcGIS Drone2Map processing report to troubleshoot issues and achieve better processing results.

Hot Tip: New to raster analysis in ArcGIS Online? Here are five tips to get you started.
Raster analysis is now available in ArcGIS Online in the Map Viewer and there are some tips that will help you get the most out of it.

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Meet the 2023 Storytellers of the Year

Join our webinar to learn how to create composite indices using ArcGIS

Esri and the 2023 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

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Service Packs, Patches & Product Support Updates

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

Environment Layers Retiring December 2023
On December 20, 2023 layers will be retired from Esri’s content catalog.

Boundary Layers Retiring | December 2023
Several legacy Boundary Layers are retiring... learn how to access the latest from Esri.

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.

Demographic Layers Retiring | 2023
In the last months of 2023, several Esri Demographic map services and layers for Canada and USA will be retired.

New Technical Support Experience Now Live
The new Technical Support experience provides answers about ArcGIS products quickly. Explore it for yourself!

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 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. 

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Map of the Month: Átl’ḵa7tsem/Howe Sound Marine Reference Guide
The Howe Sound/Átl’ḵa7tsem Marine Reference Guide pulls together information that describes Átl’ḵa7tsem/Howe Sound's aquatic ecology, biophysical environmental boundaries and human uses to support efforts to manage the myriad of anthropogenic pressures. These data can support decision making, collaborative management, marine spatial planning (MSP) and community engagement. This map upholds local, Indigenous and western scientific knowledge, centralizes data previously managed by discrete entities and visualizes where aquatic values and pressures overlap in space. The map has already informed the designation of grassroots marine conservation areas and is supporting MSP processes led by the Squamish Nation and other regional governments.

Átl’ḵa7tsem/Howe Sound Marine Reference Guide Map

Community Map of Canada - Style of the Month: "Simply Snow"
Entering December, it becomes the time of year where most of Canada is covered in a blanket of snow, and snow tires and snow plowing schedules become important! As much as the Community Map of Canada seeks to be a current, data-based representation of Canadian communities, this Style of the Month for December seeks to represent what most of Canada looks like from above these days. This basemap style shows Canada with a white colour palette as if covered by snow. The land mass and parks are a cool snowy colour, water bodies are an icy blue, and highway shields are snow-capped. Most notably, this basemap style shows unplowed streets as covered in snow (white) so that communities can symbolize them regularly as roads (dark) once the snow has been cleared. This style was developed with snow-clearing apps in mind because many municipalities use GIS and mapping applications to track snow plowing and parking allowance. 

The Community Map of Canada can be customized in the ArcGIS Vector Tile Style Editor to suit any of your custom basemapping needs and can be used in apps and maps across the ArcGIS suite. Find this basemap and more in the custom basemap gallery. And next time you need a winter-themed basemap for a snow-clearing project, look no further than this style, created by Community Mapper Amy Hayes.

An image of a wintery and snowy-themed base map of Canada. The land mass is a white colour and the water bodies and oceans are a steely blue. There is an inset map in the bottom left-hand corner showing a closer extent of the map. The inset map is showing an intersection of highways, which are white-coloured, and the highway symbols which are regular highway shields which appear to be covered in snow at the top of the sign.

Spatial Report Podcast Season 1 | Episode 9: What’s New-A-Palooza
Our GeoGeeks count down their favourite new enhancements in ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise and our field apps.

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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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