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Getting Technical - May 2024

What’s new in Address Manager 2.1? What are new updates coming to ArcGIS User Types? What’s new in ArcGIS Pro 3.3? What are the best practices for designing and testing for accessibility maps and apps throughout the ArcGIS system?  How to change the projection of a map in ArcGIS Online Map Viewer by changing the projection of the basemap? How to explore, manage, and analyze EMIT hyperspectral imagery using ArcGIS Pro? What are some tips for using scanned maps in your stories? How can you participate at the Esri User Conference 2024?  Get answers to all these questions and more in this month’s edition of Getting Technical.


Introducing Address Manager 2.1
Esri Canada is proud to announce the release of Address Manager 2.1, “Calcite Edition”. This release is a major update to Address Manager with a new user experience and user interface based on Esri’s Calcite Design System.

Expanding Access to ArcGIS with Updated User Types
Effective June 2024, Esri is updating its license model to align with innovations in the ArcGIS platform. This will streamline system deployment through six role-based user types that provide expanded access to ArcGIS capabilities, apps and services to help your teams collaborate in ArcGIS from anywhere on any device.

Join your fellow GIS professionals at the 2024 Esri User Conference (Esri UC)
Submit your images: GIS images can include screenshots of your best maps, cartographic data displays, applications, and 3D visualizations. Submit by June 6 for a chance to be featured during the Plenary Session.

GIS Manager’s Summit at the 2024 Esri User Conference
Attend the GIS Manager’s Summit at Esri UC. Connect with peers and experts to discover how GIS managers are becoming the geospatial leaders of the future. Register now for the Esri UC and attend the GIS Manager's Summit to be part of the GIS Manager community.

What's New in ArcGIS Pro 3.3
ArcGIS Pro 3.3 is now available! From flood simulation and presentations to direct PDF support and hyperlinks in layouts and reports, we’ll cover everything you need to know to make the most of ArcGIS Pro. Read on to learn more about some of our exciting new features and enhancements.

What’s new in ArcGIS StoryMaps (May 2024)
ArcGIS StoryMaps celebrates a milestone release this month while briefings gains the ability to add tables, share code, and more.

What's New for Spatial Analyst in ArcGIS Pro 3.3
Spatial Analyst in ArcGIS Pro 3.3 offers new capabilities for suitability modeling, as well as density, distance, solar, and zonal analysis.

What's new for GeoAI in the Image Analyst extension of ArcGIS Pro 3.3
What's new for GeoAI in the Image Analyst extension of ArcGIS Pro 3.3

Designing and testing for accessibility in GIS and mapping
Review best practices for designing and testing for accessibility maps and apps throughout the ArcGIS system during the development process.

Accessibility essentials for GIS and mapping
Utilize practical guidance that can be applied to any ArcGIS application to ensure that maps and apps are accessible to all users.

Mind the map: a new design for the London Underground map
A modern take on the London tube map with updated accessible colours, a re-classification of lines by type, and line symbols scaled by frequency.

Working with EMIT Hyperspectral Imagery in ArcGIS
Learn how to explore, manage, and analyze EMIT hyperspectral imagery using ArcGIS Pro.

Text SAM: Extracting GIS Features Using Text Prompts
Prompt Segment Anything Model (SAM) with free form text to extract features in your imagery.

Advancing Image Segmentation with SAM: Segment Anything
Learn about our SAM pretrained deep learning model available in ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World.

Changing the Map Projection in ArcGIS Online
Learn how to change the projection of a map in ArcGIS Online Map Viewer by changing the projection of the basemap.

Turning marker fills and patterns to map-ready points in ArcGIS Pro
Cartographic finishing for polygon marker symbol layers with the new Convert marker placement to points tool.

Introducing 3D Tiles Layer in ArcGIS Maps SDK for Native Apps 200.4
ArcGIS Maps SDK for Native Apps version 200.4 adds support for 3D Tiles layers!

Light and dark color schemes
Watch this short video to learn how to choose color schemes that work well with light or dark basemaps.

Navigating Climate Change: Essential Resources to Stay Informed
Explore the latest insights on climate change in Canada and discover invaluable resources to help understand and adapt to the challenges posed by climate change.

Why use GIS for wildfire emergency operations
Discover the vital role that Esri’s GIS technology plays in wildfire management at the Regional District of Central Okanagan’s Emergency Operations Centres (EOCs). The District leverages GIS to develop resource pages, maps and interactive applications—including the app featured in this video—that help them prepare for the wildfire season, enhance their crisis management processes and reveal new insights about large-scale emergencies of all kinds.

GeoSnaps: Check out this video that shows how to navigate the climate change data and resources hub.  

FAQ: How to get started with accessible storytelling using ArcGIS StoryMaps
Find out how to create accessible web content using ArcGIS StoryMaps.

Hot Tip: Unlocking history: Tips for using scanned maps in your stories
Three new technologies make it easier than ever to include scanned historical maps in ArcGIS StoryMaps. Learn how with walk-through videos.

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A Developer's Guide to UC 2024

Tools for Building Community Climate Resilience

Updated U.S. geographic boundaries in ArcGIS Business Analyst (June 2024)

What's new in ArcGIS Bathymetry for ArcGIS Pro at 3.3

What's new in ArcGIS Aviation Airports and ArcGIS Aviation Charting in ArcGIS Pro 3.3

Announcing the 2024 Network Management Release Plan

What's New for the ArcGIS Utility Network with the 2024 Network Management Release

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Service Packs, Patches & Product Support Updates

Deprecation Notice: Map Viewer Classic in ArcGIS Online
Map Viewer Classic is built on the ArcGIS API for JavaScript version 3.x that will be retired in July 2024. Due to the underlying ArcGIS API for JavaScript 3.x retirement, Map Viewer Classic will also be retired in ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise. Below are more details on the specific retirement of Map Viewer Classic in ArcGIS Enterprise and ArcGIS Online, which may be subject to change.

Deprecation Notice:  ArcGIS Developer Subscriptions
ArcGIS Developer Subscriptions at the Essentials, Builder, Professional, Premium, and Enterprise plan levels will be deprecated on June 12, 2024. This is part of an effort to streamline and simplify our developer offerings.

Deprecation Notice for ArcGIS Community Analyst: Transition to ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App
ArcGIS Community Analyst is being deprecated entirely. The final release of Community Analyst will be in October 2024. Community Analyst will remain accessible to users until their next annual renewal date after December 1, 2024.

Upcoming data deprecation in ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App and ArcGIS Community Analyst (June 2024 release)
In the June 2024 release, the Esri 2021 and Esri 2022 data sources will be deprecated in ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App.

ArcGIS Configurable Apps Roadmap for Retirement
ArcGIS Configurable Apps is reaching its retirement, and we are eager to provide you with a clear understanding of the timelines and specifics involved. At the point of retirement, you will no longer be able to create new configurable apps. In addition, apps built using Configurable Apps will no longer be accessible, so we strongly encourage you to begin the process of migrating them to ArcGIS Instant Apps. This transition not only ensures access to new capabilities within ArcGIS Instant Apps but also keeps you aligned with the latest enhancements in Esri web mapping and geospatial web applications. Read the full article to find the outlined timelines and essential details.

Portal for ArcGIS Security 2024 Update 1 released
The Portal for ArcGIS Security 2024 Update 1 is available. Install these patches at your earliest opportunity to address these vulnerabilities.

Important Notice for ArcMap Users with Subscription Licenses
If you are using ArcMap today as part of production workflows and have an ArcGIS Desktop subscription license, there is some important information in this blog for you to consider.

Announcement: Deprecation of ArcGIS Field Maps on Windows Subsystem for Android
ArcGIS Field Maps was released on Windows 11 via the Windows Subsystem for Android in 2023. Microsoft is retiring the Windows Subsystem for Android on March 5, 2025, and the Amazon App Store will no longer be available on Windows 11 starting March 6, 2024.  ArcGIS Field Maps on Windows 11 via the Windows Subsystem for Android will be retired on March 5, 2025. 

Announcement: Deprecation of ArcGIS GeoPlanner
ArcGIS GeoPlanner, an extension for ArcGIS Enterprise and ArcGIS Online, is being deprecated. Read the blog for more details.

Announcing the Deprecation of ArcGIS Maps SDK for Java
The ArcGIS Maps SDK for Java is being deprecated, with its final release scheduled for November 2024 in the form of Version 200.6.

Deprecation Notice for Event Editor: Transition to a Modern Workflow
The Event Editor web application included with ArcGIS Roads and Highways/ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing is being deprecated.

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.

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 enters Mature support on March 1, 2024
ArcMap has entered the Mature Support phase of its product life cycle on March 1, 2024, marking the end of software updates and patches. Now is the ideal time to transition to ArcGIS Pro if you haven't already made the move. We have curated several resources here to help guide your migration journey.

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: Ministry of Environment Regional Operations Office Locations & Water and Air Quality Monitoring Locations
This map shows the British Columbia Ministry of Environment regional office and staff locations. The Ministry is responsible for the effective protection, management and conservation of B.C.’s water, land, air and living resources. The map also depicts the related air quality and water monitoring locations as well as Regional District boundaries. The branch offices and air quality monitoring locations are clustered in the Victoria, Greater Vancouver and Prince George areas.

This map was originally published in the 2017 Map Calendar.

Ministry of Environment Regional Operations Office Locations & Water and Air Quality Monitoring Locations Map

Spatial Report Podcast Season 1 | Episode 14: Planning the Future of Housing
Planning and ArcGIS Pro are front and centre in this podcast. We’ll learn about how data-driven analysis and mapping technology can help address Canada’s housing crisis. Plus, our GeoGeek is here to give us a sneak peek of the latest release of ArcGIS Pro. 

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Get Started with ArcGIS Arcade
Discover the unique role of the Arcade expression language within ArcGIS, then learn the basics of using Arcade expressions.

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Esri Canada Seminars & Webinars

Sky-bound Solutions: Drones Revolutionizing AEC Practices
June 19, 2024
In the AEC sector, 3D imagery and mapping are transforming the way decisions are made by providing clarity and insights with realistic visualization and improved awareness.

Mapping the Future: A Journey Through ArcGIS Enterprise Updates
June 20, 2024
Whether you're a GIS administrator, analyst or developer, this webinar will provide valuable insights into the newest features in ArcGIS Enterprise. We’ll explore key product updates from the 11.1, 11.2 and 11.3 releases of ArcGIS Enterprise, and help you understand which version you want to consider when upgrading.

Embracing User Types: Unlocking the Benefits of Adopting Named Users
July 25, 2024
ArcGIS Pro, our premier desktop GIS solution, has transformed how you’ve been managing your maps for almost a decade. This webinar concludes our Embracing ArcGIS Pro series and will show you how to manage and leverage user types in your ArcGIS organization and ArcGIS Pro.

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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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