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Getting Technical - March 2019

Have you heard about the beta version of the Community Map of Canada vector cache? Find out important updates for the ArcGIS platform and Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol support and more in March’s Getting Technical.


Discover the new Community Map of Canada vector cache
This basemap is updated every 24 to 48 hours with the latest updates supplied by contributors to the Community Maps Program via the GeoFoundation Exchange (GFX). 

FAQ: How can you automate your Web GIS with Webhooks for Survey123?

The addition of webhooks to Survey123 for ArcGIS opens a world of possibilities for improved, automated and streamlined workflows. 

Hot tip: How to share your map quickly with an app

Use this “quick share” feature to quickly share your map when collaborating with others over a project or sending information quickly to your boss or decision-makers.

Video: Use ArcGIS Online Group Sharing, Layer Views and Arcade Expressions

Find out how you can share a layer with members of a different organization without having to share the content publicly.


What you need to know about TLS 1.2 and ArcGIS

What's new in Survey123 for ArcGIS version 3.3

What's New in Esri Vector Basemaps (February 2019)

A new search experience for ArcGIS Hub is here

Service Packs, Patches & User Resources

Esri Roads and Highways 10.7 issues addressed

This announcement contains the list of issues addressed with the release of ArcGIS Location Referencing 10.7 specific to Esri Roads and Highways.

ArcGIS GeoEvent Server 10.6.1 Patch 1

This is a general cumulative maintenance patch for ArcGIS GeoEvent Server 10.6.1 (Windows and Linux). It addresses several issues, including problems with Stream Service stability and throughput, Data Store layer discovery times, and complex service performance issues. 

World Magnetic Model (WMM) coefficient 2015-2020 now includes Fall 2019 off-cycle update

Off-cycle update. This Mapping and Charting Solutions for Desktop patch updates the 2015-2020 World Magnetic Model (WMM) to include the Fall 2019 off-cycle coefficient update. 

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Web Watch –White Papers, Blogs and Useful Resources

App of the Month: Ontario’s Source Protection Information Atlas

March 22, 2019 is World Water Day. Find out how the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks built Source Protection Information Atlas to protect Ontario’s municipal drinking water sources.

Create tailored web pages with Sites in ArcGIS Enterprise

Introduced in ArcGIS Enterprise 10.6.1 is a new web development known as Sites. Sites helps users design and build tailored web pages that highlight an organization’s GIS content.

SDI - the cornerstone of an organization’s digital transformation

Spatial data infrastructures (SDIs) are a key implementation pattern for governments and businesses to transform the way things are currently done. Read this blog post to explore the many benefits of implementing SDIs.


How can I produce beautiful, accurate maps with ArcGIS?

This short two-day course teaches you how to apply fundamental cartographic design principles to create maps that are easy to interpret and properly designed for their audience and delivery medium. You will explore a standard cartographic workflow to efficiently produce high-quality maps for print and online use.

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Upcoming Webinars

Getting to know ArcGIS Pro 2.3 (in French)
|Mar. 28, 1-2 pm ET

Power your basemap with the Community Map of Canada
Apr. 9, 1-2 pm ET

How to Identify Strategic Road Investments Through Collaboration
Apr. 16, 2019

From data to apps in 60 minutes or less
Apr. 25, 1-2 pm ET

Tooling up to be an ArcGIS developer
May 9, 1-2 pm ET

>> View recorded webinars

About the Author

George Kouroupis is the Director of Technology and Solutions for Esri Canada. His efforts are focused on advising customers and business partners on the latest ArcGIS trends and technologies. With over 35 years’ experience in software development, project management and product management, George takes a holistic and pragmatic approach to addressing customer’s technical and business problems.

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