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Getting Technical - September 2023

What are Network Diagrams? How do you swap coordinate display in the ArcGIS AllSource map? When are briefings in ArcGIS StoryMaps the right tool for your content? How to map a hurricane using ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Living Atlas? How to Use Arcade to Translate Pop-Ups for Use in the ArcGIS Instant Apps? Get answers to all these questions and more in this month’s edition of Getting Technical.


Craft your own dynamic entity data source for ArcGIS Maps SDKs for Native Apps
You can create a custom dynamic entity data source to wrap a data feed for use in your ArcGIS Maps SDKs for Native Apps applications.

Basemap… or just ‘Map’?
Edit and customize base labels and blur the lines of what's possible with a basemap...

Explore the outdoors with the Elevation Profile widget
Use the Elevation Profile widget to evaluate the intensity and technicality of a route by examining the elevation changes.

Introduction to Network Diagrams: What they are
Network Diagrams: Get more value out of your Utility or Trace Network by using tools for network visualization, data integrity, and configuration

Swap coordinate display in the ArcGIS AllSource map
Learn how to change the ArcGIS AllSource map display coordinates from Longitude and Latitude, to Latitude and Longitude.

Three Ways ArcGIS Mission Improves Daily Security Operations
ArcGIS Mission supports more than strategic events and incident response. Make the most of your investment in ArcGIS by expanding to Daily Ops.

Getting Started with ArcGIS Monitor
This blog provides a general workflow for setting up ArcGIS Monitor to work with your enterprise GIS deployment.

Preparing for your upgrade to ArcGIS Enterprise 11.x
Thoughtfully prepare for your upgrade to ArcGIS Enterprise 11.x with these recommendations.

Dynamic mapping with SharePoint list views
Transform your SharePoint list into multiple views and use them as layers in ArcGIS for SharePoint.

Build a digital COC with ArcGIS for SharePoint
Looking back on my time as a Marine, one word stands out as dirtier than the rest – SharePoint. Here is how I learned to love it!

Access a Vast Library of Satellite Imagery with New EarthCache Add-In for ArcGIS Pro
Access a vast collection of satellite imagery with new EarthCache add-In for ArcGIS Pro.

Take branch versioned data offline with feature service sync capability
Learn how to prepare branch versioned data for offline use using ArcGIS Pro, make edits in a disconnected environment, and synchronize.

Enhancing visual storytelling with the table block in ArcGIS StoryMaps
Explore the exciting new table block feature to present your data in an organized manner.

The science of storytelling
The StoryMaps team and Dr. Este Geraghty discuss GIS and place-based storytelling for effective science communication.

When are briefings in ArcGIS StoryMaps the right tool for your content?
Thinking about some of the possible uses for briefings in ArcGIS StoryMaps, and when they might be more effective than a longer story.

Choreograph your maps with ArcGIS StoryMaps
Bring your maps to life with the magic of map choreography

Landsat Level-2 archive available in Living Atlas
One image service - five missions - 41 years of earth observation imagery and counting.

Map in a minute: Map a hurricane using ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Living Atlas
How to make a hurricane map in a minute (maybe less) using ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World.

Get started with Survey123 reports
Share your Survey123 results with others by exporting your data to a Word or PDF format report.

Get to know ArcGIS Field Maps
ArcGIS Field Maps is an app designed to make mobile work easier and more efficient. Learn more about Field Maps!

GeoSnaps: Check out this video that shows how to create pie charts in ArcGIS Pro

Hot Tip: Tips for managing credits consumed by analysis tools
Tips and techniques to minimize credit consumption when using analysis tools.

FAQ: How to Use Arcade to Translate Pop-Ups for Use in the ArcGIS Instant Apps
This article walks through Arcade scripts that allow users to translate map pop-up content within Map Viewer for use in the ArcGIS Instant Apps.


ArcGIS Solutions 2023 Product Roadmap

Announcement – The main deliverable for ArcGIS StreetMap Premium is changing 

2023 Esri User Conference: ArcGIS for Power BI FAQ

2023 Esri User Conference: ArcGIS Survey123 Team's Top Picks

Top 3 Trends in Spatial Analytics from Esri UC 2023
Learn about the top spatial analytics trends from the Esri UC 2023.

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

Service Packs, Patches & Product Support Updates                                      

QML API Deprecation and Roadmap
For many years, ArcGIS Maps SDK for Qt and ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Qt have provided two different APIs to target different backgrounds and skillsets: a QML API and a C++ API. With the 200.2 release of ArcGIS Maps SDK for Qt, we are announcing the deprecation of the QML API, as we focus our efforts on building the best GIS SDK available in the Qt ecosystem with our C++ API.

Deprecation of Support for Shapefile Network Datasets
ArcGIS Pro deprecating support for shape file network datasets.

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 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 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. 


Portal for ArcGIS Security 2023 Update 1 Patch is now available
Esri has released the Portal for ArcGIS Security 2023 Update 1 Patch that resolves multiple security vulnerabilities.

ArcGIS Desktop 10.8.1 Edit Session With Custom Extension Patch
If you are using a custom extension that modifies editing templates, this patch will prevent a crash that happens when restarting the edit session.

ArcGIS Pro 3.1 Patch 2 (3.1.2) Announcement
The ArcGIS Pro 3.1 Patch 2 (3.1.2) is now available for download from My Esri.

ArcGIS Online Issues Addressed List – June 2023
This page contains a list of issues addressed in the June 2023 update to ArcGIS Online that were logged through Support Services.

ArcGIS Server 11.1 Map Service and Custom Data Feeds Patch
Esri announces the ArcGIS Server 11.1 Map Service and Custom Data Feeds Patch. This patch addresses an issue where international characters are not properly displayed in custom data feed feature service responses. Additionally, this patch resolves defects affecting the use of map services and feature services. Esri recommends this patch for all users of ArcGIS Server 11.1.

ArcGIS Enterprise 11.1 Announcement
ArcGIS Enterprise 11.1 Issues Addressed list: 111-IssuesAddressedList_04072023.pdf

Portal for ArcGIS Security 2023 Update 1 Patch
Esri® announces the Portal for ArcGIS Security 2023 Update 1 Patch. Esri recommends that all customers using ArcGIS Enterprise 11.0, 10.9.1, 10.8.1 and 10.7.1 apply this patch.

ArcGIS GeoEvent Server 10.9.1 Patch 4 (Windows | Linux)
ArcGIS GeoEvent Server 10.9.1 Patch 4 is a general maintenance patch that addresses several issues, including persistent session log-in prompts on the site tab, the inability to export data from the spatiotemporal data store to Amazon S3, data retention where clauses not being honored, a condition where multiple GeoTagger processors causes gateway failure, and several resource and logging adjustments to the WebSocket transport. Esri recommends that all customers using ArcGIS GeoEvent Server 10.9.1 apply this patch.

ArcGIS for INSPIRE 10.8.2 Patch 1
This ArcGIS for INSPIRE (Desktop, Server) extension general maintenance patch improves INSPIRE compliance for view and download services as well as improves the geodatabase template for various data themes. We recommend all ArcGIS for INSPIRE customers download and install this patch at your earliest convenience to ensure the highest quality experience.

ArcGIS for INSPIRE 10.8.1 Patch 3
This ArcGIS for INSPIRE (Desktop, Server) extension general maintenance patch improves INSPIRE compliance for view and download services as well as improves the geodatabase template for various data themes. We recommend all ArcGIS for INSPIRE customers download and install this patch at your earliest convenience to ensure the highest quality experience.

ArcGIS 10.9.1 Maritime Server extension Update 4
This is a general maintenance patch for ArcGIS Maritime Server extension. Please download and install this patch at your earliest convenience.

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Web Watch - Blogs, Podcasts and Useful Resources

Map of the Month: Toronto Property Permeability
The data presented on this map represents the permeability of each municipal parcel within the City of Toronto. The City's 2021 permeability dataset was generated by a supervised image classification and segmentation process, using the City of Toronto’s 2021 multispectral aerial imagery dataset. As part of the quality control process, potential errors in the resultant dataset were then manually reclassified. The data has been symbolized by percentage permeable. It was then overlaid upon the City of Toronto's bare earth LiDAR hillshade.

Toronto Property Permeability Map








Community Map of Canada - Style of the Month: "Sweet As Honey"
To mark nearing the end of peak honey collection season in Canada, the Community Map of Canada Style of the Month for September has been customized with bees and honey in mind. The colour palette of this custom "Sweet As Honey" basemap uses rich yellow colours inspired by honeybees and honey. Large beehives symbolize provincial capitals and smaller honeybee icons represent major cities. Lines on the map (such as roads, trails, borders) are a dark brown colour, resembling the honeybee's recognizable dark stripes.

This creative custom basemap style was created by Community Maps GIS Analyst Malena McCrossan using the ArcGIS Vector Tile Style Editor and is available in the gallery among other custom basemap styles.

With its twice-weekly update frequency and community data sourced directly from contributors, the Community Map of Canada basemap is surely a (bee)keeper!

Also, did you know that the Esri Canada Toronto office has beehives? To learn more about our rooftop hives, look no further this StoryMap.

This image is of a country-scale map of Canada. The land mass is pale yellow and the oceans and water bodies are a rich mustard yellow colour. The country label for Canada is of a large honeybee and provincial capital cities are symbolized with beehive symbols.

Spatial Report Podcast Season 1 | Episode 6: Entering the Drone Zone
Spatial Report is back for the September 2023 edition, and it goes deep on drone technology and location tracking.  First, we enter the drone zone as our imagery expert Jeff Petillion drops by to give us a high-flying snapshot of how drones are used to collect aerial imagery for your GIS organization. Then Sue Enyedy, our GeoMobility GeoGeek, returns to talk about how location sharing can be used to track where you’ve been using Esri’s data collection apps.  All this plus What’s Making Us Mappy and an appy version of M versus M.

Don’t miss an episode. Get a quarterly roundup of resources sent right to your inbox by visiting our Communication Preference Centre and selecting “Getting Technical” under Esri Canada Blog Digests.

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Preparing for Change
As organizations deploy modern geospatial capabilities to improve their operations, a common challenge is preparing the impacted workforce to adopt new workflows. This interactive, hands-on course guides attendees through the foundational steps of conducting a successful change management initiative using the popular Prosci ADKAR model of change management. Class time is devoted to open discussion on change management best practices and focused planning time. Course materials include templates that attendees can use to jumpstart change management efforts immediately after class.

Managers and others who are modernizing GIS-supported workflows, planning new ArcGIS deployments or expanding ArcGIS access outside their current user bases will benefit from this course. To get the most value, we recommend that attendees identify a planned or in-progress project that will benefit from change management prior to class. This course is also available as a private training event for teams working on shared initiatives.

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Esri Canada Seminars & Webinars

Making the Next Move: Migrating from ArcGIS Web AppBuilder
September 28, 2023
Earlier this year, Esri announced the plan to retire ArcGIS Web AppBuilder. Our users have published thousands of applications with Web AppBuilder, so we recognize this news will have a huge impact for our web developer community. But don’t fret! This webinar will lay out a roadmap to help you frame a strategy to modernize your existing web apps. We will offer practical suggestions and recommendations on how you can move forward. It may as simple as using one of our no-code or low-code configurable solutions. Or you can transition towards ArcGIS Experience Builder, our next-generation solution built on our latest technology. Our mission is to help you minimize the pain and maximize new possibilities to take your mapping apps to the next level.


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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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