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Getting Technical - June 2022

What’s new in ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro 3.0? What’s new in ArcGIS CityEngine 2022.0? How do you get started with 3D in ArcGIS Runtime? What's new in ArcGIS QuickCapture? How do you migrate your content between ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise or both?  How do you add a wavy fill texture to your water features in ArcGIS Pro? Get answers to all these and more in this month’s edition of Getting Technical.


What’s new in ArcGIS Online? (June 2022)
The June 2022 update includes new functionality in Map Viewer plus other enhancements and new capabilities throughout the ArcGIS Online website. Highlights are provided in this article.

What's new in ArcGIS Pro 3.0
Watch the video included in this blog post created by the ArcGIS Pro development teams and the product support teams to highlight new functionality in this release.

What’s New in ArcGIS Drone2Map (June 2022)
ArcGIS Drone2Map v2022.1 is now available, and we are excited to share all the new features and enhancements with you!

This release implements a new processing engine based on Esri’s SURE technology for significantly improved quality of the 3D point clouds, 3D Mesh generation as well as visual detail in the orthomosaics.

Field Apps Licensing Changes in 2022
From ArcGIS Field Maps being released as the all-in-one map centric field app for mobile teams, to location sharing becoming a capability available in ArcGIS Field Maps, ArcGIS QuickCapture, and coming soon to ArcGIS Survey123, there are a lot of new and exciting things happening in Field Operations. To support these changes our licensing is evolving and if you are still using ArcGIS Collector, ArcGIS Tracker, or ArcGIS Explorer there hasn’t been a better time to migrate.

With the June release of ArcGIS Online and the July release of ArcGIS Enterprise, we will introduce a few licensing changes for our field operations apps. If you are involved with the administration of licensing for your organization, it would be helpful to review this help documentation.

Consider ArcGIS Enterprise 10.9.1 until you’re ready to turn it up to 11
Get excited – ArcGIS Enterprise 11.0, part of the ArcGIS 2022 Q2 releases, will be available soon!  In anticipation of this release, take time to prepare by making sure your organization is ready to upgrade to ArcGIS Enterprise 11.0.

ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online – Bringing Imagery and GIS analysis together
Working with imagery and remotely sensed data just got easier. Esri recently introduced ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online for processing, analyzing and managing imagery, raster, and multidimensional data. This product's imagery capabilities, together with the advantages of not having to maintain and manage IT infrastructure, provide support for organizations concerned with operational efficiency and effectiveness.

Series: Inspire your organization to stay active

Inspire your organization to stay active using ArcGIS QuickCapture (Part 1)
Learn how you can use ArcGIS Online to explore your neighbourhood, discover new trails and engage with your colleagues and friends.

Inspire your organization to stay active using ArcGIS Map Viewer (Part 2)
Learn how to create a heatmap using Map Viewer in ArcGIS Online

Inspire your organization to stay active using ArcGIS Dashboards (Part 3)
Learn how you can use ArcGIS Dashboards to create intuitive and interactive data visualizations.

Migrating your content between ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise or both - Part 1
Part 1 focuses on the different solutions for migrating your content between two ArcGIS Online accounts.

Introducing ArcGIS Maps SDK for Unity
We’re excited to launch the ArcGIS Maps SDK for Unity, bringing direct ArcGIS integration to developers working with the Unity real-time 3D platform.

3D in ArcGIS Runtime - How to get started?
Data in the current virtual world is increasingly being rendered in 3D. While maps in 2D tell compelling stories, data rendered in 3D makes an application much more captivating. ArcGIS Runtime supports a 3D experience for developers to build visually appealing applications.

Classify a point cloud with deep learning in ArcGIS Pro
Did you know that deep learning can now be applied to point clouds to aid in classification? This article contains some links and pointers to resources that will help you learn about this new technology.

FAQ:  How to add a wavy fill texture to your water features in ArcGIS Pro
Here is how to dig into the hatched fill symbology of ArcGIS Pro, to create a fun wave pattern that you can try out for your water features.

Hot Tip: ArcGIS QuickCapture voice control: A step by step guide for iOS
Imagine collecting data with ArcGIS QuickCapture without the need to look at or touch your phone? Using Apple’s voice control in iOs, you can operate QuickCapture with your voice.  Use voice commands to launch the app, open a project and to collect data!.

Themes for the 2023 Map Calendar Contest
Eager to share your best maps with the rest of the GIS community? The 2023 Map Calendar Contest closes on Friday, July 22, so don’t wait—polish your best maps and send them to us for a chance to be featured in 2023’s print calendar. To help you decide which maps to send, we’ve compiled this list of our focus areas for 2023.

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What's New in ArcGIS CityEngine 2022.0
If you want to know everything that was worked on in this version, you can scour the depths of the release notes, or you can just scroll through this blog for the top new features.

What’s new in ArcGIS Field Maps (June 2022)
ArcGIS Field Maps is a powerful mobile app solution that streamlines field workflows for exploring maps, collecting and updating data, and sharing where mobile workers are and where they have gone, all within a single location-aware mobile app.  This is a major update which includes lots of exciting new capabilities such as geofencing, utility network support, indoor positioning and much more!

What's new in ArcGIS QuickCapture (June 2022)
This update includes support for Bulgarian language, new device variables and improvements in the QuickCapture designer. The build number for the mobile app in the Apple, Android and Windows app stores is 1.14.

What's new in ArcGIS Survey123 (May 2022)
With ArcGIS Survey123 you can build beautiful forms to collect data from the web, desktop and mobile devices. The May 2022 release includes focused fixes and exciting new features in the Survey123 web designer and XLSForm support.

What's new in ArcGIS StoryMaps (June 2022)
ArcGIS StoryMaps is the professional storytelling tool that enables you to transform your geographic work into interactive content to inform and inspire others. It makes it easy to explain complex topics related to your knowledge and experience. We update ArcGIS StoryMaps regularly with new features and capabilities. Read this blog post to find out what’s been added recently.

What’s New in Instant Apps (June 2022)
Check out the blog to learn about all the new enhancements including the new social sharing tool.

What’s new in ArcGIS API for JavaScript (version 4.24)
Highlights of this release include the ability to overlay both images and videos on the map, style your layers with pie charts, play around with faster heatmaps, use client-side binning for your dense datasets, and lots more!

What’s New in ArcGIS Experience Builder (June 2022)
New features to help you easily build no-code and low-code web experiences have been added to this release.  Try out the Print, Timeline and 3D Toolbox widgets as well as the new Utility service panel.

Esri User Conference Guide

2022 Startup Zone Highlights at Esri User Conference

ArcGIS Online at the 2022 Esri User Conference

Everything you need to know (and more!) about ArcGIS Enterprise at the 2022 User Conference

ArcGIS Solutions at the 2022 User Conference

ArcGIS Velocity at the 2022 Esri User Conference

App Builders at the 2022 Esri User Conference

ArcGIS Urban and related topics at the 2022 Esri User Conference

ArcGIS Business Analyst at the 2022 User Conference

Accessibility Sessions and Presentations at Esri User Conference 2022

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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.

Notification that a legacy Ocean Basemap will be retired in 2022

Mapping and Charting Solutions 10.8.2 Patch 2 Desktop

Mapping and Charting Solutions 10.8.1 Patch 11 (Desktop | Server)

ArcGIS GeoEnrichment Server Log4j Patch

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Web Watch – Blogs, Podcasts and Useful Resources

Map of the Month: Watersheds within the Matawa Homelands and Traditional Territory
The Matawa Homelands and Traditional Territories are in northern Ontario and are home to the nine member First Nation communities of the Matawa Tribal Council. This dynamic map shows the magnitude of water within the homelands and is integral to communicating the powerful message that “Water is Life”. The focus at Four Rivers, Matawa’s environmental services department, has always been to deliver innovative solutions that keep their communities' vision and values as the focus. This map aims to support Matawa’s language revitalization goals as well as their environmental stewardship priorities, combining language and water into one creative piece while highlighting the Ojibway translations for each watershed and First Nation community.

Screenshot of Watersheds within the Matawa Homelands and Traditional Territory Map

Community Map of Canada – Style of the Month: Pride
Pride is this month’s Community Map of Canada Style of the Month. The basemap takes its colours from those of the rainbow. Create an app using this basemap or add to it using the Esri Vector Tile Style Editor.

A map of Canada with the pride flag icon showing major cities

Geographical Thinking Podcast Season 2 | Episode 18: A conversation with Esri’s Chief Scientist
Renowned oceanographer and Esri’s Chief Scientist, Dawn Wright talked to Guan about her role at Esri, as well as the importance of GIS in ocean conservation.

Geographical Thinking Podcast - Season 2 | Episode 19: A coroner’s map
There are 180 cases of unidentified human remains in BC. These are cases that have been cold for years, some for decades. Ian Charlton, a spatial analyst with BC Coroner's Services at the time, thought by putting the information about the remains on an interactive map he might engage the public and spark some new leads. The success of the map was beyond Ian's expectation. He talked to Guan about the journey and how GIS helped solve a missing person case.

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Discover the new Esri Canada Learning Pathways
ArcGIS learning resources are plentiful. But where do you start? Which ones will help you achieve your goals most efficiently? If you’ve ever found yourself asking these questions, we’ve created a new resource that will help you navigate the wealth of available training options: the Esri Canada Learning Pathways.

Screenshot of Learning Pathways site

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Esri Canada Seminars & Webinars

Esri Canada Summer School: Dive into ArcGIS Pro 3.0
August 04, 2022
School might be out for summer, but Esri Canada Summer School is still in session and we’re back with our second lesson this term! This time, we’ll be taking you through a major desktop software release: ArcGIS Pro 3.0. In this session, we will explore many enhancements that will help you achieve more in content management, map authoring, exploration, geoprocessing and analysis. Join us for this webinar as we show you everything your organization needs to know about this important ArcGIS Pro release.

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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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