Roundup of Recent Updates to ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Technology to be Showcased at ESRIUC

With the ESRIUC just around the corner, there’s been a flurry of activity, blogs, and product announcements coming our of Redlands from Esri HQ. Keeping up with What’s new and what is coming is indeed a challenge and somewhat overwhelming! All of the new technology will be discussed and demonstrated as the user conference so be sure to watch all the activity over the next couple of weeks. Until then, here’s a sampling of some of the announcements to give you an idea of what’s in store for us with ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro and other related technologies.

ArcGIS Pro and all the June Updates from Esri

New in ArcGIS Online

To stay informed of what’s happening with ArcGIS Online you need to be sure to follow @bernszukalski on Twitter. Bern, in his latest blog, has discussed a number of innovations and given us a sneak peek of the latest updates to AGO.  Some of the new functionality in ArcGIS Online includes:

  • Arcade is now supported in pop-ups and arcade expressions will enable you to create new feature values based on attributes
  • Smart mapping has been added to scene viewer, providing data-driven exploration and rendering
  • New realistic 3D symbols have been added
  • The Living Atlas app has been updated with improved search capabilities
  • World Imagery basemap has been updated with additional sets of DigitalGlobe imagery
  • Firefly (beta) is a new World Imagery basemap view that starts out nearly black and white, but progressively becomes more colorized as you zoom in
  • Clarity (beta) is a new World Imagery basemap view that offers the clearest imagery available from the Living Atlas imagery archive
  • Demographic maps have been updated for the United States and several other countries
  • A new overall Content page now organizes all content, and includes tabs for My Content, My Favorites, My Groups,  and My Organization
  • Group pages have been redesigned with a new layout and organization
  • You can publish your maps and data as hosted layers to ArcGIS OnlineYou can publish your maps and data as hosted layers to ArcGIS Online
  • new widgets available in WebAppBuilder
  • and much more!
  • The GeoXchange from ESRI UK has some great information about ArcGIS Online – check it out HERE
  • See more in this blog post – What’s new in ArcGIS Online

Major Changes to ArcGIS at 10.5.1  & Deprication Plans for ArcGIS 10.5.1

With each release, Esri assesses and adjusts the products and functionality supported in the ArcGIS Platform based on customer needs and technological trends. Some noteworthy changes and deprecation plans coming in this release include:
  • ArcGIS 10.5.1 is the last release to support Visual Studio 2013 for the ArcObjects SDK.
  • In the near future, the cluster functionality in the ArcGIS Server component of ArcGIS Enterprise will be deprecated. Instead, it is recommended to create separate ArcGIS Server sites where multiple clusters would have been used previously.
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5.1 will stop bundling the portalpy module in favor of the ArcGIS API for Python. No further development is planned for this module.
  • ArcGIS 10.5.1 will be the last release to support the PostgreSQL 9.3.x series of releases, DB2 versions 9.7 and 10.1, and the ST_Raster data type for Oracle, SQL Server, and PostgreSQL.
  • ArcGIS 10.5.1 is the last release to support anything other than the Data Store product as a data store for a Hosting Server.

New in Story Maps at 10.5.1

Esri Story Maps let you combine authoritative maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content, making it easy to harness the power of maps and geography to tell your storyEsri Story Maps let you combine authoritative maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content, making it easy to harness the power of maps and geography to tell your story. There’s always something new in Story Maps it seems and no doubt, there will be loads of discussion at ESRIUC. some of the noteworthy new things include:
  • Cascade is included in the ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5.1 portalCascade is included in the ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5.1 portal
  •  My Stories lets you view and manage the story maps you’ve created on your Enterprise portaMy Stories lets you view and manage the story maps you’ve created on your Enterprise portal

New with Insights

  • According to Esri, Insights for ArcGIS just got better! In the 2.0 release, you get optimized analysis tools to reveal more of the patterns, trends, and relationships that are hidden in your data. Some noteworthy new features include:
  • now faster at loading data and performing analysis
  • Insights for ArcGIS 2.0 has added support for Oracle databases
  • Comma separated value (CSV) files can now be used the same as Excel workbooks
  • easier to access your previously available data from Living Atlas, standard boundaries, and Groups in ArcGIS Enterprise
  • More chart options available for analysis
  • More style controls
  • Support for ArcGIS GeoAnalytics Server is now in Preview mode

ArcGIS Pro at the ESRIUC

According to Esri, ArcGIS Pro is the future of desktop GIS for 2D and 3D mapping, analysis and editing – this is the future! Attendees at UC will definitely want to catch some presentations on the latest technology with Pro. A number of opportunities and special sessions are planned. See this blog post for details and bookmark some of the presentations

New in Survey 123 (release 2.2)

A new Survey123 update across all supported platforms is now available – version 2.2. Some new features include:

AppStudio for ArcGIS V 2.0

Version 2.0 of AppStudio for ArcGIS is now available, according to Esri, the biggest update in 2 years! New functionality includes:
  • Support for the latest ArcGIS Runtime 100.1
  • A completely redesigned AppStudio Desktop user interface
  • New app developer capabilities (beta) – Local Notification, Vibration & Background location, SQL Storage and Promises
  • The Map Viewer template has been redesigned from the ground up
  • The Quick Report template includes many new enhancements
  • Updated AppStudio Player app
  • Read more about V 2.2

ArcGIS is going to be the BIG story at ESRIUC, there’s no doubt about that. To get the most out of your experience at UC be sure to check out – ArcGIS Pro Tips: Guide for the Esri UC 2017

So, there’s a TON to cover here and we’ve only touched on some of the things that will be announced and shared at ESRIUC. What do you think is going to be the big story this year? Please feel free to share with us and give us a nudge/mention @geojobegis. To follow along be sure to watch the hashtag #esriuc and follow #ArcGISOnline as well. Finally, the GEO Jobe team will be on hand in the exhibition hall and eager to chat about all things ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS enterprise, Server and more! Be sure to stop by to chat or share your thoughts. you can find us at Booth #2438, right beside the Startup Zone (Inside Hall A doors).

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