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Getting Technical - November 2022

Welcome to the last edition of Getting Technical for this year. What's new in ArcGIS Online? What’s new in ArcGIS StoryMaps? What's new in ArcGIS API for JavaScript (v4.25)? How can tiled imagery layers from ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online make your imagery more useful?  How can you choose the right app in ArcGIS for SharePoint? How can you transfer ownership of enterprise geodatabase domains? Get answers to all these questions and more in this month’s edition of Getting Technical.


What's New in ArcGIS Online (November 2022) 
The November 2022 update includes new functionality in Map Viewer plus other enhancements and new capabilities throughout the ArcGIS Online website. Of note is the new Arcade editor, support for configuring and viewing related records through pop-ups as well as aggregating geographic data on-the-fly in the Map Viewer. 

What's New in ArcGIS StoryMaps (November 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. ArcGIS StoryMaps is updated regularly with new features and capabilities, and here’s what’s been added recently: Image editor, accessibility improvements 
and more.  Need some data visualization inspiration from storytellers across the globe? Explore the showcase of 2022 ArcGIS StoryMaps Competition winners

What’s New in ArcGIS Dashboards (November 2022) 
First thing to note is that ArcGIS Dashboards Classic has been retired and is no longer available. All dashboards now open in ArcGIS Dashboards. As you open any remaining dashboards that were last updated with ArcGIS Dashboards Classic, you can look at the dashboards upgrading checklist to verify any differences you may find.  New features include list search, dashboard reset and the follow feature action. 

What's New in Scene Viewer (November 2022) 
In this release, Scene Viewer team is very excited to bring a new tool to help with the storytelling in 3D context. This unveils new possibilities combining performant 3D content on the web, and the powerful interactive analysis tools. 

What's New in ArcGIS Field Maps (November 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. The November release is our last major update to ArcGIS Field Maps in 2022 and includes many exciting new capabilities including enhancements to indoor workflows

What’s New in the ArcGIS Solutions November 2022 Release 
ArcGIS Solutions align with your business needs, transform your use of ArcGIS, and help you maximize the investment you are making in location-based data and technology. In the November 2022 release, you will find several new ArcGIS Solutions for state and local governments, utilities, defense, and public safety agencies. There are also many enhancements to the existing solution portfolio that can be leveraged by organizations of all types. 

What's New in ArcGIS Experience Builder (November 2022) 
The November 2022 release for ArcGIS Experience Builder introduces many new features to help you easily build no-code and low-code web apps and pages. We’ve added two new widgets—Grid and Coordinates. The Grid widget is featured in two of the five new default templates which you can find by their “New” badges in the template gallery.  Other highly anticipated improvements include features displaying on the top of the list when you select them on the map, support for setting links to email addresses, phone numbers, and more, and placing layout widgets directly onto the map. Let’s dive into these features. 

What's New in ArcGIS API for JavaScript (v4.25) 
Version 4.25 is out and we’re excited to share all of the powerful new capabilities and improvements that the team has been working on! Read on to learn about some of the highlights in the release.  Join the product team on Tuesday November 29th at 12pm EST for a livestream discussion on new features. 

What's New in ArcGIS Insights 2022.3 
ArcGIS Insights combines data visualization and analysis to accelerate decision making. From interactive charts and maps to advanced analytics, Insights offers a wide array of capabilities to help you understand your data, answer important questions, and create interactive reports. The Insights 2022.3 release (November 2022) includes map labels, layer effects, and updates to data engineering. Keep reading to learn more about these new features so you can try them out the next time you use Insights. 

What's Coming in Esri Demographics (Nov 2022) 
Demographic data updates for over 60 countries/regions are planned for the November 2022 online release including the annual update for Canada. 

Have you heard about Hub discussions? 
Clear communication is essential to any organization, whether a non-profit, local government, large company, or small business. Optimal use of ArcGIS Hub means access to the right information, the right people, and a framework that supports their interaction. This includes effective ways to work with content items, which are often the building blocks of a site, driving its design and function. Hub has great tools for content-related work and a multitude of other tasks involved in setting up stellar sites. 

Transfer ownership of enterprise geodatabase domains 
Take a look at how UNESCO protected sites in western Europe used the ability to transfer domains between different members of their organization.   

Catch more waves using Arcade FeatureSet expressions in Forms 
You work hard, you play hard. You spend lots of time and energy curating, managing and verifying large complex datasets. Then you head to one of your favorite spots to unwind, like Oahu’s North Shore. Now you can get even more free time by prepopulating fields in your data collection forms with data from other layers in Map Viewer, using ArcGIS Arcade expressions with FeatureSet. That way you can spend less time managing data and more time at the beach. 

Voxel layers - exploring world atmospheric temperature and pressure with ArcGIS API for JavaScript 
Multidimensional datasets are complex and hard to understand without good visualization tools. In this blog post we’ll explore a dataset representing atmospheric temperature and pressure measurements using ArcGIS API for JavaScript. 

Spatial analysis for developers 
Build different types of spatial analysis applications with ArcGIS client-side APIs and the spatial analysis service. 

Choosing the right app in ArcGIS for SharePoint 
If you use ArcGIS for SharePoint in SharePoint Online and have upgraded to the October 2022 release, you may have noticed that there are now three ArcGIS apps available instead of the usual two. Also noteworthy is the change to the ArcGIS web part name (formerly ArcGIS Maps). This article explains the differences between the ArcGIS, ArcGIS Maps Classic, and ArcGIS Map Search apps. Understanding these apps will help you decide which one to use when building your SharePoint page. 

Animating Migration 
Create immersive map animations from spatial data using GIS and motion graphics software to enrich moving narratives in your stories. 

How can tiled imagery layers from ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online make your imagery more useful? 
Share your imagery as a tile cache for performance and a tiled imagery layer for analysis and custom visualization. 

Transforming Search and Rescue efforts in Prince Edward Island 
Prince Edward Island Ground Search and Rescue (PEI GSAR) is a volunteer-based, non-profit, charitable organization based in Charlottetown. Serving the entire province of PEI, its mandate is to search for and rescue individuals who are lost or injured. To fulfill this mandate, volunteers train multiple times a year to maintain skills in navigation, survival, first aid, search techniques, search management, clue identification, tracking and more.   

A Tale of Two Runtimes: ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro 
With each release of ArcGIS Enterprise, the big question we often hear is: When should my organization upgrade to this version? With ArcGIS Enterprise 11.0 this is an important question because the ArcMap-based runtime has been removed, meaning services published from ArcMap are not supported. In this blog we’ll cover what this change means, what you can do to be successful when upgrading to 11.0, and if you should consider upgrading to 10.9.1 before upgrading to 11.0. 

Map Digital Dialects: 5 Steps to Add Syllabics in ArcGIS Pro 
Many of the major languages are represented within ArcGIS platform. But what about those that are not? For example, Indigenous language syllabics. How can those work within your data to ensure that you are conveying the information or message that you would like to your audience? With 5 easy steps we will show you how to display syllabics in your ArcGIS Pro Project. 

Imagery Fade-in 
Building a basemap that will transition into imagery at large scales. 

On-the-fly Map Hacks 
Check out these ArcGIS Online tricks for summarizing and visualizing data on-the-fly with Arcade and Blend modes. 

Get more out of Business Analyst infographics and dashboards 
Customize your infographic, add complementary data to your map, and include other visualizations to tell a story. 

Hot Tip: How to make this vintage basemap in ArcGIS Online 
With a handful of tricks, you can turn the most minimalist basemap into something positively decadent. In this video you’ll see the thoughtful and intentional use of blend modes, surprisingly simple use of the Vector Tile Style Editor, reckless and wild use of effects, and a blatantly mischievous use of paper textures from Living Atlas. 

FAQ: How to create a map with ArcGIS Field Maps 
You can now create a map for data collection using the Field Maps web app. By following a few on-screen instructions, you can define layers enabled for editing, configure their settings, and incorporate everything into a new map. This means that you can create a map, build a form, and share it with mobile workers—all without leaving Field Maps. 


Introducing the ArcGIS Maps SDKs 

Introducing new Arcade documentation 

What’s New with the Network Management Release Plan 

What’s new in ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App (November 2022) 

Introducing ArcGIS Urban Quick Start 

Removal of retired field apps from Google Play and Apple's App Store 

Introducing the ArcGIS Survey123 Community Gallery – Share With Us Your Survey Designs 

Introducing updates and enhancements for the R-ArcGIS Bridge in ArcGIS Pro 3.0 

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

Service Packs, Patches & Product Support Updates 

Deprecation of Complimentary accounts in ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud 
What is changing with Complimentary accounts in ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud? 
The ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud Complimentary account, which provided access to a freemium version with limited features, will be removed and no longer supported after January 2023. The functionality in Complimentary is available via Plus or ArcGIS subscription license. If you already use the plug-in with a licensed account then this change does not impact you. 

What happens when you include your email address with an error report? 
There are two reasons where having that email address can make a big difference – one of these reasons helps you directly and the other reason helps us (which ultimately still helps you and all users)! 

Boundary Layers Retiring | December 2022 
In 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. 

Demographic Layers Retiring | December 2022 
In December 2022, several Esri Demographic layers and maps for the U.S. and Canada, which have been in mature support and not actively maintained, will be retired. 

Old Esri Vector Basemaps (version 1) will be retired December 1, 2022 
Esri’s vector basemaps and styles are organized by version number. Currently, version 2 (v2) basemaps are updated on a regular cadence. Esri will be retiring all version 1 (v1) vector basemaps on December 1, 2022. If you are using a basemap that will be retired, you will need to point your applications to another basemap in general availability

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 30, 2022, or December 31, 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.  

ArcGIS Pro 2.8 Patch 8 (2.8.8) Announcement 
The ArcGIS Pro 2.8 Patch 8 (2.8.8) is now available for download from My Esri. To download Esri software, go to the My Organizations tab, then click the Downloads sub tab. You must have Download software permission in order to access the Downloads sub tab. If you do not see this sub tab, you may need to request permissions. 

ArcGIS Pro 2.9 Patch 5 (2.9.5) Announcement 
The ArcGIS Pro 2.9 Patch 5 (2.9.5) is now available for download from My Esri. To download Esri software, go to the My Organizations tab, then click the Downloads sub tab. You must have Download software permission in order to access the Downloads sub tab. If you do not see this sub tab, you may need to request permissions. 

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Web Watch – Blogs, Podcasts and Useful Resources 

Map of the Month: Harvest Moon Trailway  
The 110-km Harvest Moon Trailway traverses the Annapolis Valley through beautiful towns along a former railbed, connecting the Landscape of Grand Pré UNESCO World Heritage Site to the historic seaside town of Annapolis Royal. The Harvest Moon Trailway sits on the former railbed known as the Dominion Atlantic Railway, first built in 1894. This was one the earliest examples of rail tourism in Canada, carrying tens of thousands of tourists from the United States through the Land of Evangeline, a part of the landscape popularly captured in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie. 

Harvest Moon Trailway Map

Community Map of Canada – Style of the Month: Royal Agriculture Winter Fair 
For the first time ever, the Community Map of Canada November Style of the Month – Royal Agriculture Winter Fair – is contributed by a community member. By day Mitchell Eastley works at the City of Steinbach and in his off time he has a passion for farming and family. He created his style in celebration of the Royal Agriculture Winter Fair’s centennial. Create an app using this basemap or change up its design using the Esri Vector Tile Style Editor. 

Blue background map with road network in yellow. Highway shields resembled by horse show rosettes to celebrate the Royal Agriculture Winter Fair centennial

Geographical Thinking Podcast Season 3 | Episode 3: How the Toronto Humane Society uses GIS to address equity 
Tegan Buckingham, Director of Integrated Marketing and Development at Toronto Humane Society uses GIS to better understand who adopts pets and how her organization can serve them better. Tegan joined Geographical Thinking to talk about the spatial analysis done by Toronto Humane society and why it's a critical skill for other non-profits.   

Geographical Thinking Podcast Season 3 | Episode 4: For Remembrance Day - mapping sunken war ships 
We honour Remembrance Day with Paul Heersink who has been mapping the 20,000 ships that sank during World War II. His dashboard illuminates patterns and stories across the naval theater and through the progress of the entire war.  He shared his 8 years journey of mapping the sunken ships on Geographical Thinking. 

View more articles in ArcUser | ArcNews | ArcWatch 


Publishing Rasters to the Web Portal 
This course focuses on sharing rasters with internal and external users, whether they’re using ArcGIS Pro or a web client to access the data. Learn how to prepare data for publishing using mosaic datasets and raster functions, then publish to ArcGIS Enterprise Image Server or ArcGIS Online with ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online. This course is for you if you’re a data analyst who manages raster data or a data publisher who publishes data to a portal environment. 
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Esri Canada Seminars & Webinars 

Getting from Point A to B with ArcGIS Network Analyst 
November 24, 2022 
Are you ready to take full advantage of your network data? ArcGIS Network Analyst can help you solve complex routing issues to maximize transportation efficiency. In this webinar you will learn how to use custom network datasets in Network Analyst to support your strategic transportation objectives. 

Leveraging Real-Time Data Feeds to Improve Situational Awareness 
November 29,2022 
As an incident or operation is unfolding, it is often difficult to get a holistic view of what’s occurring. Intelligence is being gathered from multiple sources and must be analyzed and acted upon quickly. 

In this webinar, we will demonstrate how it’s possible to improve situational awareness by integrating real-time data with location intelligence to make better-informed decisions. 

View recorded seminars | View recorded webinars 

In-Person Events 

Cityworks Innovate Conference   
December 6-9, 2022 
Salt Lake City, Utah 
Explore new ways to empower GIS intelligence in your community for better public asset management and community development. Learn new tools and strategies, plus access over 100 hours of Cityworks, ArcGIS and Trimble expertise. View the agenda 

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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