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Getting Technical - June 2023

How to configure a simple interactive dashboard using ArcGIS Dashboards? What are the different methods of publishing a Power BI report that contains the ArcGIS for Power BI component? What's New in ArcGIS GeoBIM? How to make a Canadian fire smoke map in a minute (maybe less) using ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Living Atlas? What’s new in ArcGIS StoryMaps (June 2023) and ArcGIS for Microsoft 365 (June 2023)? Get answers to all these questions and more in this month’s edition of Getting Technical.


What's New in ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript (4.27)
Version 4.27 is packed with new capabilities including editing related records, editing scene layers & 3D basemaps, new widgets, and a lot more! Join the product team on Tuesday June 27th for the livestream event

Recreating ArcGIS Web AppBuilder workflows in ArcGIS Experience Builder 
Walkthrough of how to recreate the Near Me widget, Situational Awareness widget, and Info Summary widget workflows in ArcGIS Experience Builder. 

ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing: What's New in Q2 2023 Release
Read about the latest new features and enhancements available in ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing.

Create your first dashboard using ArcGIS Dashboards
Learn how to configure a simple interactive dashboard using ArcGIS Dashboards.

Introducing new Arcade functions and an enhanced playground
The Arcade 1.23 release introduces three powerful new functions, an updated playground for testing your Arcade expressions, and more!

What's new in ArcGIS StoryMaps (June 2023)
Take advantage of new mapping capabilities, get creative with map tour descriptions, and check out a new featured theme in this month's updates.

What's New in ArcGIS Field Maps (June 2023)
ArcGIS Field Maps is a powerful mobile app solution that streamlines field workflows. Read what's new in the June 2023 release.

What's New in Esri Demographics and Living Atlas - June 2023
In June, we are proud to announce a new era in accessing ready-to-use demographic data from Esri.

Discover What's New in ArcGIS Dashboards (June 2023)
Learn about the latest updates to ArcGIS Dashboards at the June release of ArcGIS Online.

What's New in ArcGIS GeoBIM (June 2023 Release)
The June 2023 release adds support for connecting 2D/3D GIS and BIM data, as well as improvements to app usability and georeferencing.

What's new in ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App | June 2023
The June 2023 release is here and we can't wait to share what we have been working on. Read this article to learn more!

What's new in ArcGIS for Microsoft 365 (June 2023)
ArcGIS for Microsoft 365 now has updated documentation, new functionality, and quality enhancements throughout the product family.

Get started with ArcGIS for Microsoft 365
The Microsoft and ArcGIS component integrations now have a single home in the ArcGIS for Microsoft 365 product family.

ArcGIS Instant Apps: Introducing Public Notification
Public Notification allows users to create a list of selected features that they can export as a CSV or PDF file.

Introducing Data Pipelines in ArcGIS Online (beta release)
Introducing Data Pipelines (beta release), a new data preparation and ingest capability in ArcGIS Online.

Introducing Related Record Editing in Map Viewer
Learn how you can edit related records with ease in Map Viewer.

Want to have your map seen by thousands? Enter the 2024 Map Calendar Contest 
Been working on a beautiful map that only a handful of people will see? Get it in front of thousands of GIS fans and map lovers by entering Esri Canada’s 2024 Map Calendar Contest. Winners will be featured in our 2024 print calendar and Map Calendar Hub. They’ll also receive a copy of Dawn J. Wright and Christian Harder’s GIS for Science, Volume 3: Maps for Saving the Planet. Contest closes on Friday, June 30 at 11:59 PM ET, so don’t wait—submit your map now

Take your data management to new heights: Your questions answered - Part 2
We’re answering your questions from our “Take your data management to new heights with geodatabases” webinar in a two-part series. In the first part, we covered general geodatabase questions and attribute rules. In this second post, we cover questions about Subtypes and Domains, and Topology.

Bringing Order to Complexity: Value Grouping Part 2
Learn about the updates made to value grouping in Map Viewer

Join us in welcoming joined views to the item details page
Learn about the new workflow for creating hosted feature layer views through joins.

Accessibility and Arcade: Working in Color
Take a deep dive into the new accessible color palette for syntax highlighting available in the Arcade editor.

Getting started with dashboard mobile views
Dashboard mobile views are a carefully crafted display of your data that can be read and understood while on the go.

Use member categories to manage group membership
Member categories can help an organization manage highly dynamic groups, and they just got better.

Earth Art with the Vector Tile Style Editor
Become a terrain artist by removing code from the Topographic Basemap to meld with World Imagery.

Understanding global water quality trends
Eutrophication is driven by enrichment of waters by nutrients resulting in adverse changes in the balance of organisms and water quality.

Essential Configurations for Highly Scalable ArcGIS Online Web Applications (Viral Applications)
Learn best practices for configuring web applications that receive a high amount of web traffic, use a quick checklist focus on critical settings.

Einstein tiles: relatively speaking
Resources to generate einstein aperiodic tiles for binning.

Five under-appreciated Arcade functions
These Arcade functions don't get enough love.

Sharing reports in Power BI using ArcGIS for Power BI
A walkthrough on the different methods of publishing a Power BI report that contains the ArcGIS for Power BI component. 

Graphical cartograms in ArcGIS Pro
Tool to make Dorling and Demers cartograms in ArcGIS Pro

Map in a minute: Map smoke from Canadian wildfires using ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Living Atlas
How to make a Canadian fire smoke map in a minute (maybe less) using ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Living Atlas.

GeoSnaps: Check out this video that shows how to generate app templates in ArcGIS Experience Builder

Hot Tip: Five tips to create a better index
Read about five tips you can apply to avoid some of the most common pitfalls in creating a composite index.

FAQ: How Collections and Themes Will Help Your Story Stand Out
Are you looking for ways to give your stories an extra push? Here are some tips to help you elevate your story with themes and collections.


Indoor GIS at the 2023 Esri User Conference

Spatial Statistics at the 2023 Esri User Conference

ArcGIS Utility Network at the 2023 User Conference

Spatial Data Management at the 2023 Esri User Conference

ArcGIS Urban & Related Topics at the 2023 Esri User Conference

ArcGIS Survey123 at the 2023 Esri User Conference

ArcGIS GeoPlanner at the 2023 User Conference

Imagery is Everywhere at Esri UC 2023

Cruise through the 2023 UC with ArcGIS Enterprise

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

Service Packs, Patches & Product Support Updates

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. 

Portal for ArcGIS Security 2023 Update 1 Patch is now available
Esri has released the Portal for ArcGIS Security 2023 Update 1 Patch that resolves multiple security vulnerabilities.

ArcGIS Desktop 10.8.1 Edit Session With Custom Extension Patch
If you are using a custom extension that modifies editing templates, this patch will prevent a crash that happens when restarting the edit session.

ArcGIS Pro 3.1 Patch 2 (3.1.2) Announcement
The ArcGIS Pro 3.1 Patch 2 (3.1.2) is now available for download from My Esri.

ArcGIS Online Issues Addressed List – June 2023
This page contains a list of issues addressed in the June 2023 update to ArcGIS Online that were logged through Support Services.

ArcGIS Server 11.1 Map Service and Custom Data Feeds Patch
Esri announces the ArcGIS Server 11.1 Map Service and Custom Data Feeds Patch. This patch addresses an issue where international characters are not properly displayed in custom data feed feature service responses. Additionally, this patch resolves defects affecting the use of map services and feature services. Esri recommends this patch for all users of ArcGIS Server 11.1.

ArcGIS Enterprise 11.1 Announcement
ArcGIS Enterprise 11.1 Issues Addressed list: 111-IssuesAddressedList_04072023.pdf

Portal for ArcGIS Security 2023 Update 1 Patch
Esri® announces the Portal for ArcGIS Security 2023 Update 1 Patch. Esri recommends that all customers using ArcGIS Enterprise 11.0, 10.9.1, 10.8.1 and 10.7.1 apply this patch.

ArcGIS GeoEvent Server 10.9.1 Patch 4 (Windows | Linux)
ArcGIS GeoEvent Server 10.9.1 Patch 4 is a general maintenance patch that addresses several issues, including persistent session log-in prompts on the site tab, the inability to export data from the spatiotemporal data store to Amazon S3, data retention where clauses not being honored, a condition where multiple GeoTagger processors causes gateway failure, and several resource and logging adjustments to the WebSocket transport. Esri recommends that all customers using ArcGIS GeoEvent Server 10.9.1 apply this patch.

ArcGIS for INSPIRE 10.8.2 Patch 1
This ArcGIS for INSPIRE (Desktop, Server) extension general maintenance patch improves INSPIRE compliance for view and download services as well as improves the geodatabase template for various data themes. We recommend all ArcGIS for INSPIRE customers download and install this patch at your earliest convenience to ensure the highest quality experience.

ArcGIS for INSPIRE 10.8.1 Patch 3
This ArcGIS for INSPIRE (Desktop, Server) extension general maintenance patch improves INSPIRE compliance for view and download services as well as improves the geodatabase template for various data themes. We recommend all ArcGIS for INSPIRE customers download and install this patch at your earliest convenience to ensure the highest quality experience.

ArcGIS 10.9.1 Maritime Server extension Update 4
This is a general maintenance patch for ArcGIS Maritime Server extension. Please download and install this patch at your earliest convenience.

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Web Watch - Blogs, Podcasts and Useful Resources

Map of the Month: Location of Daytime Urban Heat Islands in Montréal’s 2022 Agglomeration (2016 Data)
The City of Montréal’s map of surface heat islands is part of a multi-criteria analysis of vulnerability to certain climatic hazards and is part of the 2020-2030 Climate Plan. The analysis sector corresponds to the agglomeration of Montréal. The goal of the map, produced by the University du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Department of Geography, is to target areas where the temperature is significantly higher compared to their immediate environment from airborne thermal data captured during the day in the summer of 2016. This data highlights the roofs of buildings, parking lots and green spaces and helps the City of Montréal in decision-making. 

Location of Daytime Urban Heat Islands in Montréal’s 2022 Agglomeration (2016 Data) Map

Community Map of Canada – Style of the Month: "Summer is Here!”
Created by avid outdoorsman and Community Maps GIS Analyst Mark Sau Yan Warren, this summer-themed basemap style is replete with sandy land masses, palm leaf-patterned green spaces, and colourful building footprints and roads. Smiling sunshine icons are used for country markers, and sandcastles and palm trees are used to symbolize capital cities and major cities, while clamshell and starfish symbols represent the highways.

This creative Style of the Month shows the versatility of the ArcGIS Vector Tile Style Editor tool in designing custom basemap styles -- and especially in using the Community Map of Canada in creative basemap endeavours.

Hopefully, this style gets everyone excited for vacations, time at the beach, and sunshine, and inspires you to discover Canadian communities with a stay-cation or two.

You can explore the June Style of the Month and more in our style gallery!

The image is of the entire country of Canada. The land mass appears to be made of sand, and the oceans and Great Lakes are a light turquoise colour. Major cities are symbolized with palm tree icons and capital cities are symbolized with sandcastle icons. The text font for provinces and cities is hot pink, and this map image overall has a very summery feel to it.

Spatial Report Podcast Season 1 | Episode 2: Taking Care of Business
Buckle up for another fast-paced episode. Today we introduce you to ArcGIS Business Analyst, our location-based market intelligence tool, with Esri Canada’s own, Brandon Wheatley. Then, we will break down all the new improvements and enhancements in our field operations apps with our GeoGeek, Sue Enyedy.

Don’t miss an episode. Get a quarterly roundup of resources sent right to your inbox by visiting our Communication Preference Centre and selecting “Getting Technical” under Esri Canada Blog Digests.

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ArcGIS Analysis Workflows for Public Safety
Explore realistic scenarios as you learn a standard analysis workflow that will provide deeper insight into how location impacts public safety incidents, trends and operations. Working primarily with ArcGIS Pro, you will explore tools and techniques to visualize and quantify public safety data. You’ll also learn methods to automate workflows so they can be easily repeated and shared with colleagues. This course is ideal for crime analysts and other public safety professionals in law enforcement, homeland security, emergency management and related fields.

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Esri Canada Seminars & Webinars

Esri Canada Summer School: Intro to ArcGIS Pro 3.1
July 27, 2023

Are you looking to better monitor your ArcGIS Enterprise deployment? Ready to revamp your ArcGIS Online administration workflows? Join us as we explore all things administration and monitoring for your ArcGIS organization! On the ArcGIS Online side of things, we will dive into the built-in reporting tools to help you better understand the day-to-day activity of your organization. Looking to ArcGIS Enterprise, we’ll explore common workflows using ArcGIS Monitor to help you administer and optimize your deployment. Additionally, we’ll discuss key considerations when constructing your backup, recovery and upgrade plans for ArcGIS Enterprise.

CAMA + GIS = Geographic Assisted Mass Appraisal (GAMA)
August 9, 2023

Learn how to supercharge your property assessments with Esri Canada's Assessment Analyst GAMA—the game-changing solution for fair, accurate, and efficient valuations. Discover how to easily integrate GIS technology and see how GAMA can transform the way you calculate property values. No more juggling multiple GIS environments—we’ll explore the potential of assessment analytics and reveal hidden insights through spatial analysis in one powerful application.  GAMA empowers you to streamline valuations effortlessly, ensuring precision and ease. Ready to elevate your assessment game? Join us for this webinar and discover the power of GAMA today!

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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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