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Getting Technical - September 2022

What's new in ArcGIS QuickCapture? What’s new in ArcGIS Production and Defense Mapping for Enterprise 11.0? How can you join data with Data Engineering? How can you use beta Living Atlas basemaps? How can you create a custom Arcade profile? Get answers to all these and more in this month’s edition of Getting Technical.


What's new in ArcGIS QuickCapture (September 2022)
Find version 1.15 of QuickCapture now in the Apple, Google Play and Microsoft app stores. This update makes QuickCapture a more powerful data collection tool, without compromising its simplicity. It adds support for multiple button user inputs, Juniper’s Geode GNS3 high accuracy receivers, and more!

What’s new in ArcGIS Production and Defense Mapping for Enterprise 11.0
Enhancements to ArcGIS Production Mapping and ArcGIS Defense Mapping at ArcGIS Enterprise 11.0 include new capabilities in the Topographic Production service and the self-serve Map Production System (MPS) web app. Looking for the enhancements to these extensions at ArcGIS Pro 3.0? Check out the ArcGIS Pro blog post.

Introducing Data Engineering in ArcGIS Insights
Introducing data engineering in ArcGIS Insights desktop 2022.2. Replace those empty strings and nulls, convert incorrect column types, explore your data, and get your data ready before you dive into analysis.

How to join data with Data Engineering
Joining layers or fields is a common and critical part of the data engineering process. But it can sometimes be challenging to investigate and evaluate the success of the join. With Data Engineering in ArcGIS Pro, this process can be much more effective and enjoyable.

FAQ:  How to work with numeric fields in Data Engineering
In your work as GIS professionals, you have the tremendous power to visually represent the way the world works by creating a map. A key aspect of how you do this are the various numeric fields that contain data that represents complex topics. These numeric fields are some of your most important building blocks: when used properly, they can capture the information needed to analyze, understand, and map. When used improperly, they can obscure important patterns or even misinform.

Geocode Salesforce Records with ArcGIS Connectors for Power Automate
Have you ever wanted to geocode your Salesforce records using the ArcGIS World Geocoder? Organizations with strong data governance need a single source of truth for high quality address location data in both their Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system and their GIS. Organizations with a focus on data currency need a geocoding solution that contains frequent updates and enhancements.​

Curious about ArcGIS Experience Builder?
The ArcGIS Experience Builder Frequently Asked Questions page on has been updated with new questions and answers, particularly the "What are the current plans for ArcGIS Web AppBuilder and ArcGIS Experience Builder?"  There is also an updated functionality matrix to help plan your migration as well as video that shows how to modernize your ArcGIS Web AppBuilder apps using ArcGIS Experience Builder.

Filter multiple layers at once in ArcGIS Experience Builder
This article explains how to filter multiple layers at once in ArcGIS Experience Builder.

Make a painted basemap in ArcGIS Online
There is an undeniable charm to a map hand painted onto paper. The texture of the fibers, the irregular splaying of pigment. The handsomely imprecise lines drawn by a human hand. You just want to feel its weight, trace your finger over interesting places, roll it up, and take it with you.

Add emphasis to your map using your data's values
This blog will bring to light a few techniques on how emphasize your thematic maps’ data values in ArcGIS Online’s Map Viewer. There’s also a related blog about bringing focus to your maps by adding emphasis to your area of interest.

How to use beta Living Atlas basemaps
Living Atlas basemaps are updated frequently and continue to evolve. The latest additions are considered to be in beta and are not part of the default Esri basemap gallery, or discoverable via the basemap categories at the Living Atlas website. But if you find any of these interesting, you can use them now by creating a custom basemap gallery for your organization.

Toasted Cartography: Burn a Tasty Vignette into Your Map Layout
Here is a quick and simple way to burn a vignette into your ArcGIS Pro layout using a polygon map note, a gradient fill, and the color burn blend mode.

How to create a custom Arcade profile
In June 2022, the ArcGIS API for JavaScript (ArcGIS JS API) added support for evaluating Arcade expressions on your terms. That means you can write and execute Arcade expressions in the context of your own custom Arcade profiles.

Get your ArcGIS software faster by purchasing online
The revamped Esri Canada Store, launched in 2021, makes purchasing ArcGIS Online user types, credits, ArcGIS Pro, associated extensions and premium apps easier and faster—and now, you can buy any of these items using a credit card or an online purchase order, or by entering your Esri Canada sales proposal quote number as your commitment to pay.


App Builder Questions from the 2022 Esri User Conference

What's new in ArcGIS Survey123 (August 2022)

What's New in ArcGIS Knowledge

Maritime Chart Service sample widgets support ArcGIS Enterprise at 11.0

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Service Packs, Patches & Product Support Updates

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 Fall 2022 update, it will be officially retired. For ArcGIS Enterprise users, ArcGIS Dashboards Classic is set to be 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 Patch 1 (3.0.1) Announcement
The ArcGIS Pro 3.0 Patch 1 (3.0.1) 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 GeoEvent Server 10.9.1 Patch 3 (Windows, Linux)

ArcGIS Business Analyst Desktop Address Coder for US 2022 Dataset Patch

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Web Watch – Blogs, Podcasts and Useful Resources

Map of the Month: Barrow's Goldeneye Habitat Quality Model
Habitat quality models are used to direct inventory tasks in habitats that are considered to have the highest potential for the targeted species. They help control the threats coming from eventual changes to these habitats. This map illustrates the case of the Barrow's goldeneye (Bucephala islandica), a sea duck species that is in a precarious situation and is deemed a priority. In addition to showing the different potential habitats of the Barrow's goldeneye in the Saint Lawrence estuary, the map also illustrates certain information and data used to calculate the model, such as elevation, species occurrence and forest stands.

Barrow's Goldeneye Habitat Quality Model Map with five circles showing the different potential habitats of the sea duck species in the Saint Lawrence estuary, as well as data used to calculate the model, such as elevation, species occurrence and forest stands.

Community Map of Canada – Style of the Month: Back to School
It's that time of year again- where learning and exploration go hand in hand! Navigate your pursuit of knowledge with a basemap that has whimsical alphabets, colourful trees and even school bus symbology. Create an app using this basemap or add to it using the Esri Vector Tile Style Editor.

Capital and major cities of Canadian provinces represented by a school bus icon on a colourful green background map of Canada. Waterbodies represented in light blue.

Geographical Thinking Podcast Season 2 | Episode 25: Geographical Thinking Caps: The Domain Game
Domains are in our brains as the funcast podcast returns for some late summer fun.  GIS nerds know that a domain is a list or range of valid values. Hear Dawn Price and Arif Rafiq compete for geo-glory as they determine which geographic landmarks fall within this game’s domain – UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Is the Great Barrier Reef a world heritage site? The Rideau Canal? The White House? Play along to find out which famous locations are UNESCO or UNES-NO!

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Spatial Analysis with ArcGIS Pro
In this course you will learn how to prepare data and choose appropriate tools, examine features and distribution patterns within an area of interest, quantify spatial patterns using spatial statistics, analyze change over time to identify emerging hot spots and use interpolation and regression analysis to explain why patterns occur and predict how patterns will change.

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Esri Canada Seminars & Webinars

Improving access to care with location intelligence
September 22, 2022

Location intelligence offers a lens to better understand public health access gaps in accessibility and shows where opportunities to intervene exist. In this webinar, invited speakers will present their use of GIS to close gaps in public health services, especially in rural and remote communities.

Smarter Buildings with ArcGIS Indoors and ArcGIS IPS
September 28, 2022

ArcGIS Indoors is a complete indoor mapping and location sharing software for smart workplaces. ArcGIS IPS is an indoor positioning system that lets users locate themselves and others inside a building in real time. Together, they take your GIS and the blue dot indoors to streamline operations, increase workplace efficiencies and improve the occupant experience. Join us to learn more about this solution and how you can implement it in your organization.

On a scale of one to ten, we rate this ArcGIS Enterprise an 11
September 29,2022

Are you looking for a modernized Map Viewer, new ways to create your content and service webhooks to automate your workflows? Then maybe it’s time to turn it up to 11.

ArcGIS Enterprise is the foundational software system for GIS, powering mapping and visualization, analytics, and data management. Join us as we explore key enhancements from the ArcGIS Enterprise 10.9.1 release, what’s new in ArcGIS Enterprise 11 and what to consider before you upgrade.

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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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