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Getting Technical - November 2023

What’s new in ArcGIS Survey123?  What’s new for deep learning in the Image Analyst extension for ArcGIS Pro 3.2? What’s New in the ArcGIS StoryMaps Briefings Tablet App? What are the best ways to transition your applications from ArcGIS Web AppBuilder? How to create and use a custom vertical transformation in ArcGIS Pro? How to use CSV Files in Survey123 Connect? Get answers to all these questions and more in this month’s edition of Getting Technical.


What's new in ArcGIS Survey123 (November 2023)
Better support for multilingual surveys, enhancements to location sharing in the mobile app and more. Read on for the details.

What’s New in ArcGIS Pro 3.2
From oriented imagery to engaging thematic map series, there is something for everyone in this release of ArcGIS Pro 3.2.

What’s New in ArcGIS Enterprise 11.2
What's new in the ArcGIS Enterprise 11.2 (Q4 2023) release.

What’s New in ArcGIS Online (October 2023)
The October 2023 update delivers new capabilities and enhancements. Read this article to learn more about what's new, updated, and improved.

Configure multifactor authentication for ArcGIS logins
Multifactor authentication delivers an extra level of security for your organization. Here's how to set it up for members using ArcGIS logins.

What's new in ArcGIS Business Analyst | November 2023
Christmas came early! Read a summary of the newest features, enhancements, and improvements in the Q4 2023 ArcGIS Business Analyst releases.

What’s New in the ArcGIS StoryMaps Briefings Tablet App (November 2023)
ArcGIS StoryMaps briefings can be discovered, viewed, and taken offline with the briefings tablet app now in beta for iOS and Android.

What’s new in ArcGIS Workflow Manager (November 2023)
Find out what's new in ArcGIS Workflow Manager for ArcGIS Enterprise 11.2, ArcGIS Pro 3.2, and the October 2023 release of ArcGIS Online.

What’s new in ArcGIS Solutions November 2023 Release
New and updated ArcGIS Solutions released in November 2023

What's New in ArcGIS StoryMaps on ArcGIS Enterprise 11.2
Discover what's new in ArcGIS StoryMaps on ArcGIS Enterprise 11.2

What's new from the geodatabase team in ArcGIS Pro 3.2
Lots of great features were added to the ArcGIS Pro 3.2 release by the core Geodatabase Team.

ArcGIS Dashboards on ArcGIS Enterprise - The Journey to 11.2
ArcGIS Dashboards on ArcGIS Enterprise 11.2 is here and we have some big updates! Read the blog to learn more.

Deep Learning with ArcGIS Pro Tips & Tricks: Part 1
Prepare your environment to run out-of-the-box deep learning geoprocessing tools in ArcGIS Pro.

Deep Learning for Image Analyst – What’s New in ArcGIS Pro 3.2
What’s new for deep learning in the Image Analyst extension for ArcGIS Pro 3.2.

Making the Next Move - Strategies for Migrating from ArcGIS Web AppBuilder
This blog post covers the best ways to transition your applications from ArcGIS Web AppBuilder. 

Build GIS Web Apps with JavaScript Maps SDK components
Build GIS web applications with ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript components and Calcite Design System

GeoSnaps: Check out this video that shows how to use CSV Files in Survey123 Connect

FAQ: How to create and use a custom vertical transformation in ArcGIS Pro
Learn how to create and apply a custom vertical transformation in ArcGIS Pro.

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Enhanced Developer Experience: ArcGIS Platform Unveils Major Release with New Services

Introducing the ArcGIS Advanced Editing user type extension

Introducing the Geodatabase Resources Hub

Oriented imagery, integrated into ArcGIS

Time is on Your Side with New Field Types in ArcGIS Online

What's New in ArcGIS Experience Builder (October 2023)

What’s New in ArcGIS Experience Builder Developer Edition (version 1.13)

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

Service Packs, Patches & Product Support Updates                                             

Environment Layers Retiring December 2023
On December 20, 2023 layers will be retired from Esri’s content catalog.

Boundary Layers Retiring | December 2023
Several legacy Boundary Layers are retiring... learn how to access the latest from Esri.

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.

Demographic Layers Retiring | 2023
In the last months of 2023, several Esri Demographic map services and layers for Canada and USA will be retired.

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 AppBuilder 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. 

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Web Watch – Blogs, Podcasts and Useful Resources

Map of the Month: Sable Island
Sable Island National Park Reserve is a wild and windswept crescent-shaped island of sand, seemingly emerging out of nowhere amidst the great expanse of the north Atlantic. The forces of nature dominate all life here, past and present. Located 160 km from its closest landfall in mainland Nova Scotia, this isolated and remote island is teeming with life, a testament to the power of nature and survival.

Sable Island Map

Community Map of Canada - Style of the Month: "Truly Purrfect"
This Community Map of Canada Style of the Month is a "Truly Purrfect" cat-themed basemap created by cat lover and Community Map GIS Analyst Dana McKee. Using various cat fur textures for land, ice, buildings, and vegetation, cat icon symbology for capital cities, and pawprints for highway shields, this cat basemap will have you feline fine. A cat-nose-pink colour palette is used for roads and labels, the waterbodies are made up of vibrant goldfish pattern - a cat's favourite devious snack and small cardboard box icons symbolize trees (cats love playing in boxes, and boxes come from trees).

Purr-haps you would like to create your own custom basemap style for your various catography projects? Using the ArcGIS Vector Tile Style Editor tool, the world is your scratching post -- you can customize the symbology for each data layers of the Community Meowp of Canada to suit your own preferences and style. To explore this and other creative basemap styles, look no further than the Community Map of Canada Style of the Month Gallery.

A cat-themed map extent of Canada. The land mass has the texture of the fur of an orange cat and that of the USA is a darker fur texture. All capital cities and the icon for Canada are of sitting black cats. The ocean water bodies are a dark teal colour with pale green goldfish icons. All text and provincial and federal boundaries are pink.

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Esri Canada Seminars & Webinars

ArcGIS Online Has Talent: An Analysis Tool Spectacular
December 7, 2023

Get ready to be amazed as we unveil the extraordinary capabilities of the ArcGIS Online analysis tools. In this webinar, you will embark on a journey of discovery as Esri Canada’s GIS superstars take the stage, showcasing the enhanced functionality of the Map Viewer. You will witness the power of the newly added analysis tools in the ArcGIS Online Map Viewer. From data summarization to pattern analysis – they have what it takes to leave you in awe. Join us for a star-studded hour of GIS excitement and see which tool will steal the spotlight. It's a show you won't want to miss!

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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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