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Getting Technical - June 2024

What are the new updates coming to ArcGIS User Types? What’s new in ArcGIS Enterprise 11.3 on Kubernetes? How to add the Community Map of Canada Basemap in Leaflet? What's new for CAD and BIM in ArcGIS Pro 3.3? How to improve your Feature Layer performance? What are some tips for styling published layers and maps? How to make a thematic map series in ArcGIS Pro? What sessions are planned for the Esri User Conference 2024?  Get answers to all these questions and more in this month’s edition of Getting Technical.


Introducing Updated User Types for ArcGIS 

User types are evolving to expand access to the capabilities, apps, and content your organization needs to do their work. The updated role-based user types extend capabilities, simplify administration, and allow you to scale as your organization’s needs grow.

Keep the home fires burning - don’t allow your ArcGIS operations to be disrupted!
This blog examines critical aspects of managing your ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise organizations.

Navigating User Access in My Esri
An Administrator’s Guide to adding and deleting users and everything in between.

What’s new in ArcGIS Enterprise 11.3 on Kubernetes
ArcGIS Enterprise 11.3 on Kubernetes is available! Learn what is included with this release.

One-way feature service-to-feature service sync
Introducing one-way feature service-to-feature service sync in ArcGIS Enterprise 11.3.

How to Add the Community Map of Canada Basemap in Leaflet
The Community Map of Canada (CMoC) is a frequently updated vector tile basemap built from authoritative data from Canadian communities. The free basemaps are used extensively in ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise, but did you know it’s also possible to use the Community Map of Canada basemaps in Leaflet? Follow this guide to learn how!

Top 5 Tips to Improve Your Feature Layer Performance
Some simple tweaks to your data prep, publishing, and ArcGIS Online configuration can vastly improve your layer's draw and query speed.

End-to-end spatial data science 5: Machine learning: Cluster analysis in Python and ArcGIS
This is the fifth in a series of blogs that showcase an end-to-end spatial data science workflow for clustering US precipitation regions.

Publishing workflows to ArcGIS Enterprise

New guided tutorial on data sharing workflows to ArcGIS Enterprise.

Boost your Productivity with Tool Parameter Overrides in ArcGIS Pro 3.3
Learn how to change default parameter values in geoprocessing tools.

Survey-less Indoor Positioning with ArcGIS IPS
Learn how survey-less indoor positioning significantly accelerates and facilitates the ArcGIS IPS setup.

What's new for CAD and BIM in ArcGIS Pro 3.3
ArcGIS Pro 3.3 supports road, rail, and surface modeling workflows through direct-read of Civil 3D Corridors, Revit Toposolids and IFC surfaces.

Setting a Geoprocessing Extent Just Got Better in ArcGIS Pro 3.3
Draw an extent on your map and more new options for the Geoprocessing Extent control in ArcGIS Pro 3.3!


AI-Enhanced User Experiences in ArcGIS Pro 3.3
Learn about the new AI-enhanced user experiences for geoprocessing in ArcGIS Pro 3.3, including semantic search and tool suggestions.

Recreating environmental impact analysis workflow of Web AppBuilder Screening widget in Experience Builder
Learn about how to create an app that allows users to discover potential environmental impacts of a proposed development project.

What’s New in ArcGIS Indoors (May 2024)Explore Floor Plan Editor in ArcGIS Online, 360 degree image support, and more in the ArcGIS Indoors 2024 May release.

ArcGIS Pro Virtualization with NVIDIA GPUs
ArcGIS Pro Virtualization using NVIDIA GPUs delivers accelerated rendering, and fast processing of complex geospatial data.

Automate field notifications with Microsoft Power Automate
Use ArcGIS Connectors for Power Automate to automate notifications for updates made in ArcGIS Field Maps.

An ArcGIS Hub Template for administering qualitative studies
An ArcGIS Hub template designed for administering and conducting qualitative studies with ArcGIS StoryMaps: informed consent, privacy and more.

Spatial data management at the Esri 2024 User Conference
Join Us at the 2024 Esri User Conference!

Are you ready to dive into the exciting world of GIS? Look no further! The 2024 Esri User Conference is just around the corner, and you won’t want to miss it. From July 15 to July 19, we’re bringing together experts, industry leaders, and GIS enthusiasts from around the globe for an unforgettable event.

GIS Manager’s Summit at 2024 Esri User Conference
Attend the GIS Manager’s Summit at Esri UC. Connect with peers and experts to discover how GIS managers are becoming the geospatial leaders of the future. Register now for the Esri UC and attend the GIS Manager's Summit to be part of the GIS Manager community.


ArcGIS Utility Network at the 2024 Esri User Conference
Learn about all the exciting activities and presentations related to the ArcGIS Utility Network happening at the 2024 Esri User Conference.

Top 10 Must-Attend ArcGIS Pro Sessions at the 2024 Esri UC

Discover the top 10 must-attend technical sessions at the 2024 Esri User Conference, designed to enhance your skills in ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Survey123 at the 2024 Esri User Conference
Discover ArcGIS Survey123 sessions on at the 2024 Esri User Conference.

ArcGIS Solutions at the Esri User Conference 2024
ArcGIS Solutions at the 2024 User Conference.

A Developer's Guide to UC 2024
ArcGIS Developers at the 2024 User Conference.

The Power of Where
The Power of Where book to be released at the Esri User Conference in July 2024

GeoSnaps: Check out this video that shows how to make a thematic map series in ArcGIS Pro.

FAQ: What’s New in Calcite Design System (June 2024)
Learn all about the key updates in the Calcite Design System that we’ve recently released!

Hot Tip: Top 5 Tips for Styling Published Layers and Maps
The Living Atlas team publishes a lot of web layers. Here's some of our favorite tips and tricks for customizing your layers and maps.

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How Wild is the Land?

Maxar's Precision3D Available in Esri's World Elevation 3D and Hillshade Layers

Living Atlas in ArcGIS Enterprise 11.3: A new way to get fresh contentGlobal Streamflow Forecast from GEOGLOWS Available in Living Atlas

Introducing ArcGIS Urban on ArcGIS Enterprise

PerfTools (Build 280) for ArcGIS Pro 2.x and 3.x is now available for download

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

Service Packs, Patches & Product Support Updates

Impact of Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge 127 updates on ArcGIS Enterprise
An update is coming to Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge in July 2024 that will negatively impact and break key parts of the ArcGIS Enterprise portal experience for versions prior to ArcGIS Enterprise 11.3.


Esri will be releasing a series of patches, beginning in June 2024, to resolve this issue.  All ArcGIS Enterprise deployments whose users interact with the ArcGIS Enterprise portal and ArcGIS Enterprise-based web applications in ArcGIS Enterprise 11.2 or earlier, using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, must install these patches to avoid service interruptions.

Deprecation FAQ:  ArcGIS Developer Subscriptions

ArcGIS Developer Subscriptions at the Essentials, Builder, Professional, Premium, and Enterprise plan levels will be deprecated in June 2024. This is part of an effort to streamline and simplify our developer offerings.  Read the FAQ to learn about the new ArcGIS Developer Bundle.

Deprecation Notice: ArcGIS StreetMap Premium Attributes
If you use the StreetMap Premium streets.gdb or mapping.gdb directly in your internal processes or workflows, there are some upcoming changes that you should be aware of.

Deprecation Notice for ArcGIS GeoAnalytics Server
ArcGIS GeoAnalytics Server is being deprecated and its final release was in the ArcGIS Enterprise 11.3 release. Read the blog for more details.

Deprecation Notice: Map Viewer Classic in ArcGIS Online
Map Viewer Classic is built on the ArcGIS API for JavaScript version 3.x that will be retired in July 2024. Due to the underlying ArcGIS API for JavaScript 3.x retirement, Map Viewer Classic will also be retired in ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise. Below are more details on the specific retirement of Map Viewer Classic in ArcGIS Enterprise and ArcGIS Online, which may be subject to change.

ArcGIS Configurable Apps Roadmap for Retirement
ArcGIS Configurable Apps is reaching its retirement, and we are eager to provide you with a clear understanding of the timelines and specifics involved. At the point of retirement, you will no longer be able to create new configurable apps. In addition, apps built using Configurable Apps will no longer be accessible, so we strongly encourage you to begin the process of migrating them to ArcGIS Instant Apps. This transition not only ensures access to new capabilities within ArcGIS Instant Apps but also keeps you aligned with the latest enhancements in Esri web mapping and geospatial web applications. Read the full article to find the outlined timelines and essential details.

Deprecation Notice for ArcGIS Community Analyst: Transition to ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App
ArcGIS Community Analyst is being deprecated entirely. The final release of Community Analyst will be in October 2024. Community Analyst will remain accessible to users until their next annual renewal date after December 1, 2024.

Upcoming data deprecation in ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App and ArcGIS Community Analyst (June 2024 release)
In the June 2024 release, the Esri 2021 and Esri 2022 data sources will be deprecated in ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App.

Portal for ArcGIS Security 2024 Update 1 released
The Portal for ArcGIS Security 2024 Update 1 is available. Install these patches at your earliest opportunity to address these vulnerabilities.

Announcement: Deprecation of ArcGIS Field Maps on Windows Subsystem for Android

ArcGIS Field Maps was released on Windows 11 via the Windows Subsystem for Android in 2023. Microsoft is retiring the Windows Subsystem for Android on March 5, 2025, and the Amazon App Store will no longer be available on Windows 11 starting March 6, 2024.  ArcGIS Field Maps on Windows 11 via the Windows Subsystem for Android will be retired on March 5, 2025. 


Announcement: Deprecation of ArcGIS GeoPlanner
ArcGIS GeoPlanner, an extension for ArcGIS Enterprise and ArcGIS Online, is being deprecated. Read the blog for more details.

Announcing the Deprecation of ArcGIS Maps SDK for Java
The ArcGIS Maps SDK for Java is being deprecated, with its final release scheduled for November 2024 in the form of Version 200.6.

Deprecation Notice for Event Editor: Transition to a Modern Workflow

The Event Editor web application included with ArcGIS Roads and Highways/ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing is being deprecated.


Deprecation notice: ArcGIS Collector on Windows platform to retire

ArcGIS Collector on Windows platform to retire; replaced by Field Maps on Windows 11 WSA.

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.


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 API for JavaScript, Version 3.x Retirement
ArcGIS API 3.x for JavaScript will be retired on July 1, 2024.

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.

Important Notice for ArcMap Users with Subscription Licenses

If you are using ArcMap today as part of production workflows and have an ArcGIS Desktop subscription license, there is some important information in this blog for you to consider.

ArcMap entered Mature support on March 1, 2024
ArcMap has entered the Mature Support phase of its product life cycle on March 1, 2024, marking the end of software updates and patches. Now is the ideal time to transition to ArcGIS Pro if you haven't already made the move. We have curated several resources here to help guide your migration journey.

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: Local Significance of Childhood Obesity Risk Factors - City of Calgary Residential Neighbourhoods
Reducing childhood obesity rates has great potential to lessen obesity rates in the future. This research analyzes physical activity, food environment and socioeconomic factors that are influencing obesity by applying geographically weighted regression (GWR) to model varying spatial relationships. This map shows the percent of variation explained by local models and which risk factor matters in which neighbourhood or set of neighbourhoods. With the help of this map, this research suggests that localized analysis could be a more effective approach to control and manage obesity than a one-size-fits-all strategy.

This map was originally published in the 2016 Map Calendar.

Local Significance of Childhood Obesity Risk Factors - City of Calgary Residential Neighbourhoods Map

Spatial Report Podcast Season 1 | Episode 15: Building a Community 
The Community Map of Canada is on a roll. We’ll talk about how you can leverage our basemaps to access the most accurate and authoritative data. And our GeoGeek drops by to give us the details on the latest release of ArcGIS Enterprise.

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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Exploring Location Intelligence with ArcGIS
You’re a busy decision maker who’s well-informed about the power of location intelligence. But how to start actually using it? This course provides an efficient overview of how you can take ArcGIS beyond mapping to streamline your organization’s operations, gain deeper insight from data and enhance collaboration across business units. Discover how the capabilities of ArcGIS work together to enable efficiencies and insight at scale. Get inspired by what’s possible when location intelligence is infused throughout your organization’s online or enterprise environment.

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Esri Canada Seminars & Webinars

Embracing User Types: Unlocking the Benefits of Adopting Named Users

July 25, 2024
ArcGIS Pro, our premier desktop GIS solution, has transformed how you’ve been managing your maps for almost a decade. This webinar concludes our Embracing ArcGIS Pro series and will show you how to manage and leverage user types in your ArcGIS organization and ArcGIS Pro.

3 Ways to Subscribe to Assessment Analyst® GAMA

Aug 14, 2024
Discover GAMA's three subscriptions: GAMA Explorer for spatial insights, GAMA Editor for data management, and GAMA Evaluator for an integrated property assessment solution. Attendees will learn to empower their property assessments with GAMA's tailored solutions.

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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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