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Getting Technical - February 2024

What’s new in ArcGIS StoryMaps? What’s new in ArcGIS GeoBIM? What are some tips to improve a map's legend? What are Channels? How to access and use a set of sample tools to migrate a personal geodatabase to a file geodatabase or a mobile geodatabase? How to print from ArcGIS Dashboards? Get answers to all these questions and more in this month’s edition of Getting Technical.


ArcMap Enters Mature Support in March 2024
Get important information about what ArcMap entering Mature Support means for you.

Out with the old, in with the bold: The new Target Marketing reports are here!
The Target Marketing reports in Business Analyst Pro were redesigned for modernization. They were released with the local US 2023 data update.

Manage traffic control devices with ArcGIS Solutions
Modernize the collection of traffic control devices and streamline maintenance and inspection activities.

Enhancing Basemaps with ArcGIS Basemap Styles v2: Introducing Basemap Places and Worldview
Enhance your basemaps with two exciting new features of the ArcGIS Basemap Styles Service (v2).

Infographic design in Business Analyst: Best practices for layers and display modes
Best practices for using layers and different display modes in Infographic templates in ArcGIS Business Analyst and Community Analyst

Geoenable SDMX with Data Pipelines
Join SDMX (Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange) data to geographic points or boundaries to use your data throughout the ArcGIS system.

Present Slides with Dynamic Maps and Scenes Anywhere, Anytime, Even Offline with the ArcGIS StoryMaps Briefings App
Slides with interactive maps and 3D scenes are at your fingertips with the Briefings app, available for Android, iOS, and Windows devices.

Migrating Data: Tools to migrate a personal geodatabase to a file or mobile geodatabase
Part 3 - Learn how to access and use a set of sample tools to migrate a personal geodatabase to a file geodatabase or a mobile geodatabase.

Photogrammetry Meets Efficiency: Discover the Latest in Large-Area Reality Mapping with ArcGIS Reality Studio
Introducing key efficiency upgrades in ArcGIS Reality Studio

Discussion boards are ready in ArcGIS Hub
Discussion boards are now available within Hub as an engagement tool for private and public discussions on predefined topics.

5 Useful ArcGIS Server Analysis Elements in ArcGIS Monitor
This blog presents five useful charts that provide insight into your ArcGIS Server web services.

On-the-fly generalization hack for ArcGIS Pro
How to get exquisite control over polygon generalization without actually generalizing

Tidy legends
To improve a map's legend, often all that’s needed is a bit of tidying: renaming, reordering, and removing items.

Introducing Neighborhood Explorer in ArcGIS Pro
ArcGIS Pro now includes Neighborhood Explorer: an experience that will help you understand and refine spatial relationships in your analysis.

ArcGIS Solutions 2024 Product Roadmap
The ArcGIS Solutions Roadmap gives you a sneak peek of the capabilities we are focused on in 2024 and beyond.

Visual hierarchy for maps
Three short videos that explain visual hierarchy through examples in ArcGIS Online.

Coming up: ArcGIS Maps SDK for Flutter beta release
We’re excited to share the key timings and events about the upcoming ArcGIS Maps SDK for Flutter Maps beta release!

GeoSnaps: Check out this video that shows how to calculate statistics with the summarize within Tool.

FAQ: What are Channels?
Learn why channels are used in discussions and how to set them up effectively for your discussion boards.

Hot Tip: Printing from ArcGIS Dashboards? Let me show you how to do it
Read along to know step-by-step instructions to print from ArcGIS Dashboards.

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What's new in ArcGIS StoryMaps (February 2024)

Elevate Your Presentations: Introducing Briefings in ArcGIS StoryMaps

What's New in ArcGIS GeoBIM (February 2024 Release)

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 Service Packs, Patches & Product Support Updates     is officially retiring on February 29, 2024

Portal for ArcGIS Enterprise Sites 2023 Security Patch is now available
Portal for ArcGIS Enterprise Sites Security Patch is now available

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.

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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Web Watch – Blogs, Podcasts and Useful Resources

Map of the Month: Seascapes, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador
From the 1990s onwards, multibeam sonar systems have provided geologists with very high-resolution terrain models of the sea floor, requiring a new approach to mapping. This seascape map is based on systematic multibeam sonar mapping supported by seismic data, sidescan sonograms, bottom photographs, video, submersible observations and grab samples. Placentia Bay, a large embayment on the south coast of Newfoundland, has a very complex seafloor, strongly conditioned by glaciers. The map shows 14 seascape types, together with inset maps of the bathymetry and backscatter (sediment texture) of the entire bay, and a few representative bottom photographs.

This map was originally published in the 2017 Map Calendar.

Seascapes, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador Map

Spatial Report Podcast Season 1 | Episode 11: Amping Up Your GIS
We learn about how our utilities community can benefit from the ArcGIS Utility Network. Then we get some advice on strategies to upgrade ArcGIS Enterprise.

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Geospatial and Mining Geoscience using ArcGIS Pro
This course introduces ArcGIS workflows that support efficient mining geoscience processes. In course exercises, you will work with realistic mining data to solve problems related to mineral exploration, land management, and mine operations. You will learn how to manage, analyze and visualize mining data in order to create reliable information that supports decision-making.

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Esri Canada Seminars & Webinars

Custom Basemaps Using ArcGIS Vector Tile Style Editor (in French)
February 22, 2024
Learn to craft a unique branded basemap. Dive into developing custom styles with the ArcGIS Vector Tile Style Editor and seamlessly integrate them across your applications and projects.

Where can Blockchain Fit in the Assessment Industry?
February 28, 2024
Understand the basics of blockchain technology and how it could be leveraged to transform the assessment industry.

Field Operations for Construction Management Safety and Inspection Reporting
February 29, 2024
ArcGIS applications provide organizations with the ability to monitor assets, people and projects using maps, dashboards and web apps fed from real-time data sources. This webinar will focus on how to enable ArcGIS mobile apps for office and mobile users to update field data and monitor field activities.

Putting the Pieces Together: Working Toward NG9-1-1 GIS Data Aggregation
March 13, 2024
Learn about the GIS data layers required for NG9-1-1, what it takes to be a GIS data aggregator, and how organizations like the Integrated Cadastral Information (ICI) Society in British Columbia are working to help develop best practices for aggregation and validation.

Custom Basemaps Using ArcGIS Vector Tile Style Editor
March 14, 2024
Learn to craft a unique branded basemap with our Technical Solutions Specialists, Emma Melis and Amanda Hunter. Dive into developing custom styles with the ArcGIS Vector Tile Style Editor and seamlessly integrate them across your applications and projects.

Embracing ArcGIS Pro: Capabilities in ArcGIS Pro
March 21, 2024
ArcGIS Pro, our premier desktop GIS solution, has transformed how you’ve been managing your maps for almost a decade. But not everyone has made the move to ArcGIS Pro. This webinar kicks off our Embracing ArcGIS Pro series, designed to help you navigate your migration path to unlock the full power of ArcGIS Pro.

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.

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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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