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Getting Technical - October 2022

What's new in ArcGIS StoryMaps? What’s new in ArcGIS Indoors? How can you filter multiple layers at once in ArcGIS Experience Builder? How can you prepare your parcels for ArcGIS Urban with ArcGIS Pro? How can you migrate to ArcGIS Business Analyst Pro easily? Get answers to all these questions and more in this month’s edition of Getting Technical.


What's new in ArcGIS StoryMaps (October 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

What's New in ArcGIS Indoors?
ArcGIS Indoors brings exciting new features and enhancements to Indoors tools in ArcGIS Pro 3.0, and to Indoors Viewer, Indoors Mobile and Space Planner with the release of ArcGIS Enterprise 11.0. In this blog, we are highlighting highly requested enhancements that would meet your needs for managing your hybrid workplace and maintaining your indoor data.

Seamless Migration to ArcGIS Field Maps Q&A
Thank you to those who attended our webinar: Seamless Migration to ArcGIS Field Maps. If you didn’t get chance to catch our webinar you can still watch it here. We received some great questions which we have themed and answered in the Q&A below.

Diving into your questions about ArcGIS Pro 3.0 – Part 1
Let’s take a deeper dive into some of the questions you asked about ArcGIS Pro 3.0. In this first post, we will take you through your questions about set-up and collaboration.

Diving into your questions about ArcGIS Pro 3.0 – Part 2
Let’s take a deeper dive into some of the questions you asked about ArcGIS Pro 3.0. In this second Q&A, we are covering questions about Analysis, Geoprocessing and Data Management.

Filter multiple layers at once in ArcGIS Experience Builder
Learn how to make an interactive map of places to cool down during a heat wave.

App Building - Two Birds, One Stone
As a part of the App Builders suite, ArcGIS Instant Apps and ArcGIS AppStudio are no-code solutions that allow you to create a web app and a native app with one configuration. This blog will show you step-by-step how to knock out two birds (apps) with one stone (template).

Prepare your Parcels for ArcGIS Urban with ArcGIS Pro
ArcGIS Urban lets planners create digital zoning maps and sketch 3D models to build a virtual representation of their community. These models are not only helpful for communicating complex planning scenarios, but they can also help make data-informed decisions. And, thanks to its integration with ArcGIS Urban, planners and their GIS teams can use ArcGIS Pro to grow their urban model to new heights with deeper analysis on the suitability of projects and plans.

Announcing ArcGIS Runtime 200.0 Beta
The ArcGIS Runtime 200.0 Beta program is now available for you to get early access to the next major release of the ArcGIS Runtime SDKs for .NET, Java, and Qt. To continue delivering on our mission to bring you comprehensive mapping and geospatial SDKs with a premium developer experience for building modern ArcGIS solutions, the ArcGIS Runtime SDKs are evolving to take advantage of recent developments in the underlying development frameworks on which they are built.

Experimenting with 3D labels in ArcGIS API for JavaScript
Disclaimer: this blog post is not about the labels that you’d set on hundreds of features on a feature layer (which you can do in ArcGIS API for JavaScript using the LabelClass). It’s about going beyond the defaults and adding a label that highlights an area and gives it a cinematic look and feel. Like placing that Hollywood sign right there in your scene and stealing the show.

A guide to ArcGIS Pro project packages (.ppkx files)
A .ppkx file is an ArcGIS Pro project package file. It is like a zipped version of an ArcGIS Pro project. It can contain all of the things that a project contains: maps, data, scripts, models, symbology, settings, layouts, styles, and so on. Anything that can’t be stored in a project can be included as an attachment.

Essential Configurations for Highly Scalable ArcGIS Online Web Applications (Viral Applications)
The purpose of this article is to quickly outline best practices to ensure that the applications you build for a large audience are using these key components of the ArcGIS Online infrastructure.

Step by Step: Chart Viewer in ArcGIS Instant Apps
The web app that we will be focusing on in this blog is Chart Viewer in ArcGIS Instant Apps. Why? Because using its template, we can display multiple charts to complement a map.

Pop-ups: the essentials
Authoring web maps is easy, although authoring a truly great map requires a bit of additional thought and tradecraft. Smart mapping guides us to choices that help us use one or more attributes to present data in effective and meaningful ways, and makes it easier than ever to create visually compelling maps that unlock the stories in your data. Effects and blending are additional tools that help us craft truly expressive maps.

The path forward: What you'll find in Business Analyst Pro
For most users, the transition to ArcGIS Pro from previous desktop software will be a smooth process, complete with familiar and beloved workflows and tools that perform better than ever. Now it’s time for the fun stuff—the shiny, “bonus” features only available in Pro.

Migrate to ArcGIS Business Analyst Pro: We've got you covered
As ArcMap, the popular desktop location analytics software, begins its slow walk into the sunset towards retirement, the Business Analyst team is ready to help you make the transition to ArcGIS Pro. The Business Analyst tools, workflows, and analytical capabilities you rely on are more powerful than ever in Pro—and we’re here to help you learn them.

Leverage Autodesk Construction Cloud with ArcGIS Pro
As a supporting member of the design and construction team for the Del Zalhaven complex, you need to maintain a project and regularly update it with digital models during the evolving BIM process. To accomplish this, you will leverage the BIM Cloud Connection capability to access this information in the Autodesk Construction Cloud.

Map in a minute: Map a hurricane using ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Living Atlas
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2022 will be an above-average Atlantic hurricane season. NOAA is predicting 14 to 21 named storms (reaching sustained wind speed of at least 39 mph), of which a half-dozen could become hurricanes (sustained winds of 74 mph or greater).

FAQ: How to hack a silky hillshade in ArcGIS Online with effects and blends and gumption
The glories of the World Hillshade tile layer are rich and varied. It provides beautiful terrain context for so many basemaps. Sometimes when I add World Hillshade to a web map, I find I get lost in the rapturous texture of our shared planet, just panning and zooming to areas of geological wonder.


High resolution data updates to Living Atlas World Elevation Layers and Tools (October 2022)

What's new in ArcGIS Enterprise 11.0 on Kubernetes

ArcGIS Enterprise on Kubernetes: Q&A from Esri User Conference 2022

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Service Packs, Patches & Product Support Updates

Recent Microsoft .NET Update Resulting in ArcGIS Pro 2.8 and 2.9 Crash When Changing Symbology
Recent Microsoft cumulative updates result in a crash for ArcGIS Pro 2.8.x and 2.9.x users when changing symbology. This community post and this blog post provide additional information about the crash and what Esri recommends that customers do. The ArcGIS Pro 2.9 Patch 5 is now available.

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.

Removal of retired field apps from Google Play and Apple's App Store
ArcGIS Collector, ArcGIS Explorer, and ArcGIS Tracker were retired on Android and iOS on December 31st, 2021. Their successor is ArcGIS Field Maps, Esri’s all-in-one mobile application for field operations. On November 1st, 2022, these retired applications will be removed from Google Play and the Apple App Store.

Prepare for the retirement of ArcGIS Dashboards Classic
After several updates of ArcGIS Dashboards, the time has come for ArcGIS Dashboards Classic to retire. For ArcGIS Online users, ArcGIS Dashboards Classic is currently in mature support and with the November 2022 update, it will be officially retired. For ArcGIS Enterprise users, ArcGIS Dashboards Classic is retired in ArcGIS Enterprise 11.0.

Several Legacy Boundary Layers to be Retired in 2022
In July 2022 and 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. If you are not sure, keep reading.

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 3.0 Production Mapping Product Data Announcement
ArcGIS Pro Production Mapping Product Data 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 3.0 Defense Mapping Product Data Announcement
ArcGIS Pro Defense Mapping Product Data 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 Enterprise 11.0 Defense Mapping Product Data Announcement
The ArcGIS Enterprise Defense Mapping Product Data 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 Workflow Manager Server 11.0 Patch 1

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Web Watch – Blogs, Podcasts and Useful Resources

Map of the Month: 2019 Natural Areas Survey
See the City of Mississauga’s natural areas based on the City’s annual Natural Areas Survey. The map identifies and inventories natural areas within Mississauga, including woodlands, wetlands, creeks and streams.

2019 Natural Areas Survey Map

Community Map of Canada – Style of the Month: Halloween
October’s spooky style of the month is Halloween, but there’s no reason to fear Canada's best and autonomous basemap! This month, the Community Map of Canada been creatively dressed up in a costume with bat and jack-o-lantern highway signs, green parks, orange road lines, and ghosts to symbolize municipalities. Create an app using this basemap or change up its design using the Esri Vector Tile Style Editor.

Geographical Thinking Podcast Season 3 | Episode 1: A geospatial tour of clothing materials from 19th century England
“Clothing has never been created in a vacuum,” says Sam Huckerby describing her storymap that connects the geography of the sourced materials for 19th century fashion with environment, economic and social movements. Hear her on Geographical Thinking.

Geographical Thinking Podcast Season 3 | Episode 2: GIS app challenge for Foodbanks Canada
About 1 in 7 people in Canada do not have enough food to eat. A third of women heading households with children in this country are food insecure, as are a lot of people who live in northern Canada and climate change is making that worse. On this episode of ‘Geographical Thinking’ hear how GIS apps are helping Foodbanks Canada deal with a growing problem.

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Field Data Collection and Management Using ArcGIS
Learn how ArcGIS supports a complete field data management workflow — from the office to the field, in the field and back to the office. You will learn best practices to configure and deploy ArcGIS field-productivity apps to meet your data collection needs. The course will cover how to prepare for data collection using ArcGIS Pro and how to configure and use the various field apps. It will also help you choose which app(s) will fit best your needs to get started faster. This course covers ArcGIS Field Maps, ArcGIS Survey 123, ArcGIS Quick Capture, ArcGIS Workforce and ArcGIS Dashboard.

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Esri Canada Seminars & Webinars

Efficient permit management with a GIS enabled workflow engine
October 26,2022
Are you looking for a modernized Map Viewer, new ways to create your content and service webhooks Customers use Esri and Cityworks technology to reduce permit processing time through configurable workflow and to increase number of new housing development to help address lack of affordable housing across the country.

Demystifying ArcGIS Solutions
October 27,2022
Have you ever wanted to work with online maps and apps but were not sure of the best approach to do this for your organization? ArcGIS Solutions are here to help! From conservation to health and human services to utilities there are ArcGIS Solutions for every industry to help you maximize your use of ArcGIS and your location-based data. Join us as we take you through the process of selecting, configuring and managing a solution in your organization.

GIS Day in Canada 
November 14, 2022
On Monday, November 14, in advance of GIS Day, please join us for this virtual seminar. We invite you to help us celebrate your work in connecting communities across Canada through GIS.  Discover unconventional ways of applying GIS and get inspired by outstanding GIS user stories from various communities. This seminar will be held from 12:00 - 4:15 p.m. ET.

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In-Person Event

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

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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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