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Getting Technical - January 2024

How Arcade expressions can be used to configure your charts in Pro? How to leverage forms in Map Viewer to elevate, customize, and optimize your data editing experience? How to embed external content in ArcGIS Hub with the iFrame card? How to use linking to easily access your ArcGIS accounts? Get answers to all these questions and more in this month’s edition of Getting Technical.


ArcGIS Indoors for AutoCAD
ArcGIS Indoors for AutoCAD is a free extension that allows you to detect errors in your floor plan data before importing it into ArcGIS Indoors.

New Hardening Guide, Privacy Certification & More
We kickoff 2024 with a new extensive security hardening guide for ArcGIS Enterprise, an Esri Privacy Certification and more.

High-accuracy mobile data collection in NAD83 CSRS
WGS 1984 Web Mercator is the default mapping projection used in virtually all major online map providers. However, when collecting data with Esri’s mobile apps, you may be required to generate high-accuracy centimeter-level precision. In Canada, collecting data using the NAD 1983 CSRS datum is more precise because it is specifically tailored to the North American region, incorporating more accurate local measurements and adjustments. When horizontal centimeter level precision is required for your projects, Esri Canada has a variety of partners who provide GNSS receivers capable of collecting real-time kinematic (RTK) positioning. In this blog article, we will demonstrate how to collect and validate horizontal centimeter-level data collection using Eos Positioning System’s Arrow Gold RTK GNSS receivers in Sherbrooke, Québec.

Mapping Quotes, Stories, Sentiments, and Experiences
Visualize quotes, stories, sentiments, and experiences using labels, pop-ups, dashboards, and word clouds.

End-to-end spatial data science
This is a series of blogs that showcase an end-to-end spatial data science workflow for clustering US precipitation regions.

Make a chart in ArcGIS Pro, design it in Adobe Illustrator
Design custom charts, complex infographics, and stunning data visualizations with the help of ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud.

ArcGIS AI Models – Year in Review
Learn about our recently released pretrained deep learning models available in ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World.

Collaborate between ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Field Maps
Learn how to use distributed collaboration to make ArcGIS Enterprise content easily available in ArcGIS Online for editing in ArcGIS Field Maps.

Why Imagery is a Critical Asset to Every ArcGIS Enterprise Part 1: Why Growing this Asset is Critical for Your Success
Imagery and Remote Sensing Content is a critical Asset to every healthy GIS

2023 ArcGIS Online year in review
Many new features and capabilities were introduced in ArcGIS Online during 2023. Here's an overview with links to all the details.

Accessible Labels with ArcGIS Web Apps
Explore strategies in adding and providing meaningful accessible labels to your ArcGIS Online web apps to accommodate more diverse audiences.

Arcade Expressions in Pro Charts
This post demonstrates how Arcade expressions can be used to configure your charts in Pro.

ArcGIS clients and DBMS upgrade considerations
This blog details a workflow example for upgrading ArcGIS clients and the database version in an organization.

New ArcGIS Online tutorial: Map and chart data
A new ArcGIS Online tutorial guides users to visualize and explore intimate partner violence and domestic violence shelter capacity in Canada.

Enhanced Object Detection using Drones and AI
We will demonstrate how drone images and AI provide improved object detection achieved through Pixel Space to Map Space transformation.

Infographic design in Business Analyst: Best practices for tables and charts
This article walks through design choices related to tables and charts, to offer best practices and considerations when building infographics.

ArcGIS Business Analyst Pro 3.2 is for everyone
Learn about accessibility improvements to ArcGIS Pro Business Analyst in the 3.2 release.

Enhanced Social Equity Analysis Solution Released
Updates to the ArcGIS Solution help equity staff evaluate community conditions, analyze demographic data and promote racial equity initiatives.

Effective strategies for engaging with your audience
Learn how to plan your story and understand how to strategize when it comes to your content.

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.

NEW! Community Live Feeds
Esri's Community Maps Program accepts Road Closure and Stream Gauge live feeds.

Forms aren’t just for ArcGIS Field Maps anymore
Learn how you can leverage Forms in Map Viewer to elevate, customize, and optimize your data editing experience.

Elevate your storytelling: Integrating multiple apps in ArcGIS StoryMaps
Get started and learn more about seamless integration of ArcGIS Apps in your stories.

Illustrating the point: A conversation about storytelling through design
Gustavo Cardenas, StoryMaps graphic designer, and three teammates chat about the impact of illustration and design in.

Cloud-Based Aboveground Biomass Mapping using Landsat and GEDI Data
Use ArcGIS to conduct end-to-end aboveground biomass mapping using Landsat and GEDI datasets in the cloud.

GeoSnaps: Check out this video that shows how to embed external content in ArcGIS Hub with the IFrame card

FAQ: How to make a volcanic activity map in a minute (maybe less) using ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World.
Learn to make a volcanic activity map in a minute (maybe less) using ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World.

Hot Tip: Use linking to easily access your ArcGIS accounts
You may have more than one account, here's how to link them to make account switching easy.

View all product-specific blogs on the ArcGIS Blog site.


FCC Broadband Data Collection – June 2023 Update in ArcGIS Living Atlas

What’s new in ArcGIS for Microsoft 365 (December 2023)

ArcGIS Field Maps 2023 release round up and road ahead

What's new in the developer guides (January 2024)

ArcGIS Monitor 2023.3 Now Available!!

Geoprocessing UIUX Enhancements that will boost your productivity in ArcGIS Pro 3.2

What’s New in the ArcGIS StoryMaps Briefings Tablet App (December 2023)

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

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: Inuit Relocations in Canada: 1902–1978
This map details the Inuit relocations that took place in the Canadian Arctic in the 20th century. It shows the methods, reasons, years, outcomes and agents responsible. However, it does not include relocations for education or for tuberculosis treatment. Many of the settlements bear outdated names because the author wanted to capture a point in time when the most impactful relocations took place: the 1950s. Population was difficult to discern and therefore excluded: some record-keepers were accurate and studious, whereas others only recorded the number of families. Others only recorded the year, origin and destination.

This map is a 2024 Map Calendar Contest winner.

Inuit Relocations in Canada: 1902–1978 Map

Spatial Report Podcast Season 1 | Episode 10: The One About Accessibility
We kick off the new year by talking about incorporating accessibility in your GIS work and using ArcGIS QuickCapture to collect data on the go.

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Preparing for Change

As organizations deploy modern geospatial capabilities to improve their operations, a common challenge is preparing the impacted workforce to adopt new workflows. This interactive, hands-on course guides attendees through the foundational steps of conducting a successful change management initiative using the popular Prosci ADKAR model of change management. Class time is devoted to open discussion on change management best practices and focused planning time. Course materials include templates that attendees can use to jumpstart change management efforts immediately after class.

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Esri Canada Seminars & Webinars

New Year, New Release! Introducing ArcGIS Pro 3.2
February 1, 2024

Out with the old and in with the new, it’s time to introduce ArcGIS Pro 3.2! In this webinar, we will guide you through the exciting enhancements in the latest release of ArcGIS Pro. Discover how to streamline your GIS workflows for administration, deployment and daily tasks, which will all boost productivity.

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.

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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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