The new release of ArcGIS expands on the platform's key capabilities with enhancements to mapping, analytics, data management and Web GIS.
ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7
Each release of ArcGIS Enterprise expands on the software’s key areas including mapping, analytics, data management, and Web GIS. Here are the highlights of the ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7 release including some new tools.
Analytics: Use custom web tools to make custom analytics such as modelling, aggregation, and routing accessible and easy for your entire organisation to use.
Mapping: Declutter your web maps with point clustering, an out-of-the-box renderer that shows you general trends plus exact data points.
Enterprise builder: You can now specify custom Web Adaptor names for your hosting server and ArcGIS Enterprise portal while configuring new deployments with ArcGIS Enterprise Builder.
Offline map areas: You can now create offline map areas with a pre-determined extent. This makes it easier and faster to make areas of your maps offline for use in workflows like field data collection.
Distributed collaboration: Securely share content to other Web GIS portals—now including sharing Insights for ArcGIS items, pause and resume scheduled synchronisations.
Cloud deployment: You can now generate and serve map and image service caches from Cloud stores such as Amazon S3 and Microsoft Azure Storage.
ArcGIS Pro 2.4
The latest release of ArcGIS Pro, Esri’s flagship 64-bit desktop GIS application, includes user-requested functionality, the latest innovations in working with 2D and 3D data, advanced analytics, and enhanced support across the ArcGIS platform.
ArcGIS Pro 2.4 will empower you to:
Begin work easier: You can now start ArcGIS Pro without first creating a project, whilst also pinning frequently used projects and templates, configuring and personalising the application.
Deep learning: This new toolbox contains three geoprocessing tools in the ArcGIS Image Analyst toolbox. These tools support image classification and object detection workflows that use deep learning models.
Structure data effectively: The Attribute Rules view provides access to view, create, and manage attribute rules on datasets, improving data management and standardisation.
Modelling: Add branches to ModelBuilder using a set of nine logical tools that support the creation of If-Then-Else branching logic in your models.
Analytics: Employ ArcGIS Business Analyst for ArcGIS Pro to access marketing analytics, including customer and competitor analysis and site evaluation.
Imagery: Try ArcGIS Image Analyst to visualise and analyse imagery in ArcGIS Pro, including stereo mapping, advanced image segmentation and more.
Configurable apps: Use templates that you can configure easily, without any coding. They help you publish apps quickly for a variety of users and workflows.
Improved visualisation: A series of symbol sets have been renamed and updated to provide users with increased choice of data representation. Georeferenced photos can now be displayed on map, by uploading a .zip file containing them.
Distributed collaboration: Securely share content to other Web GIS portals - now including sharing Insights for ArcGIS items, pause and resume scheduled synchronisations.
Interactive legend: A new app that allows you to explore feature layers in the map by interacting with the legend. Viewers can explore the map visually or select legend categories that are of the most interest to them.
Insights for ArcGIS
Insights for ArcGIS, a web-based data analytics workbench, allows you to explore spatial and nonspatial data so you can uncover questions and quickly deliver powerful results. Here are the top five takeaways for the latest release:
Integrate spatial and business data: Benefit from intuitive, visual analysis that brings location and business data together in one tool.
Public sharing of workbooks: Publish analysis results within your organisation or make it publicly accessible and non-editable if you choose.
Leverage 3rd party open source tools: Perform exploratory, spatial, statistical and link analysis on your data. Solve a diverse set of problems with open data science tools you use and are familiar with, Python and R.
Repeatable analysis: Insights intelligently records your analysis workflow so you and others can run it again to solve other problems.
Use Insights exclusively: Are you a Non-Spatial User? More of a Data Analyst/Scientist? Equip your staff with appropriate licensing. The New Insights User type in Enterprise can be the tool you need to explore your data.
ArcGIS Hub is a new two-way engagement platform that uses open data and communication tools to rally communities around issues and initiatives.
Here’s how your community can benefit from ArcGIS Hub:
Data: Government agencies leverage existing data and open data by connecting it directly to community priorities.
Collaboration: Connect internal departments and external stakeholders to issues and initiatives.
Tools: Access the tools you need to track the progress and outcomes of community initiatives.
Engagement: Developers and citizens can apply data to make their community a more efficient, livable, sustainable, and smart place to live.
Introducing ArcGIS Monitor—a tool uniquely tailored to monitor the health of your ArcGIS implementations throughout the lifecycle. It provides awareness of system usage and performance, helping you get the most from your GIS and IT investment.
Here’s how your organisation can benefit from ArcGIS Monitor:
Return on IT investment: Reduce costs with more effective system operation.
Monitor all system tiers: Oversee databases, networks, and GIS software.
See alerts and notifications: Detect and resolve problems or potential problems.
Use reports and metrics: Deliver system updates to staff and management.
ArcGIS Business Analyst for ArcGIS Pro
The January 2018 release includes the first wave of licensed Business Analyst tools coming to ArcGIS Pro. Each subsequent ArcGIS Pro release will include additional Business Analyst tools and capabilities. To start, here are four tools available to ArcGIS Pro users who currently have a license for the desktop version of ArcGIS Business Analyst.
Color Coded Layer: Quickly view any demographic variable as a multi-geography level map. Click a variable to build map layers for all the major administrative boundaries per country.
Enrich Layer: Combine demographics to your trade areas similar to the ArcGIS Pro Enrich Layer script tool. But, here you can use local data, not just an online demographic service.
Summary Reports: Run all the demographic summary reports available from Esri. You can connect to these templates in the Cloud or from your local dataset.
Customer Derived Areas: Identify customer locations and see any overlap with nearby franchises. For example, find the nearest 60 percent of customers using your product.
ArcGIS Image Analyst extension for ArcGIS Pro
The release of ArcGIS Image Analyst extends ArcGIS Pro 2.3 making it an image analysis workstation. Based on years of cross-domain experience in remote sensing and GIS, it is designed for analysts, scientists, and photogrammetrists. It will give you an advantage when working with image processing, interpretation, exploitation, analysis, and the creation of information products from remotely sensed data. Features of this extension include:
Machine learning and image classification: With the ArcGIS Pro 2.3 the Deep learning tool set enables image classification and object detection workflows that use deep learning models generated by popular deep learning frameworks.
Motion imagery (full motion video): New functionality enables management and interactive use of video with embedded geospatial metadata, displaying GIS layers (e.g. building polygons, hydrology features, etc.) in the video player and the map view.
Access stereo functionality: Get photogrammetrically accurate 3D cursor enabling measurement and collection of ground features directly into feature classes.
Integrated GIS and remote sensing functionality: Operate within an intuitive ribbon interface letting you perform all your remote sensing analysis in one application.
ArcGIS GeoEvent Server
ArcGIS GeoEvent Server is a server licensing role of ArcGIS Server that enables the real-time GIS capabilities of your enterprise GIS. The 10.6 release of ArcGIS GeoEvent Server provides new functionality, enhancements, and bug fixes in several key areas. Some of those new features include:
- Support for multiple-machine sites.
- Ability to start and stop all inputs, outputs, and GeoEvent Services.
- Enhanced on-the-fly aggregation to support polygon, polyline, and multipoint with features in the spatiotemporal big data store.
- Improved data retention purge rules with the ability to specify WHERE clauses in the spatiotemporal big data store.
- Developer support for space-time volume on-the-fly aggregation in the spatiotemporal big data store.
- New documentation on string functions available in the Field Calculator Processor, monitoring log files, system requirements, GeoEvent Server REST API, and the GeoEvent Server SDK.
Drone2Map for ArcGIS
The latest release of Drone2Map for ArcGIS was significantly influenced by feedback from users. It includes new functionality, enhancements, and bug fixes.
Some of the most requested features include:
Licensing support for Integrated Windows Authentication and Security Assertion Markup Language secured portals.
Improved performance with creating projects and adding source imagery.
The ability to logout and exit the app on shared workstations.
Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS
This app creates dashboards that deliver a compelling, real-time view of your data for making decisions and monitoring people, services, assets, or events. Launch the new release of Operations Dashboard from the app switcher inside ArcGIS Online to enjoy the following benefits:
Work in the browser: No need to download and install an app. Browse and manage your dashboards within your ArcGIS organisational content, or the dashboard home page.
Opt for interactive: Configure dashboards composed of charts, gauges, maps, and other visual elements that communicate with each other.
Make better maps: Use smart mapping, heat map renderers, vector basemaps, stream layers, labels, and custom pop-ups. Also, try Arcade expressions to enhance map labels and symbology.
Create sophisticated charts: Build various types and styles of charts that match chart colors with map symbol colors. Create intuitive indicators and gauges to highlight important information.
Revamp data visualisations: Experience attractive and intuitive default styles, plus options such as custom HTML, unit prefixing, and date formatting.
Opt for interactive: Configure dashboards composed on charts, gauges, maps, and other visual elements that communicate with each other.
Existing operation views: If you’re using the desktop-based Operations Dashboard, your operation views will still be supported but won’t be updating. Experience the full functionality by moving to the new browser-based version.
The ArcGIS LocateXT extension for ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Map and ArcGIS Enterprise, allows you to use Extract Locations and two geoprocessing tools that search unstructured data for spatial locations and generate point features representing those locations.
Automate extraction workflows: LocateXT includes geoprocessing toolbox with tools for use in ModelBuilder and automated workflows. You can automatically extract data to geodatabases, feature classes, feature services, shapefiles and KML.
Unstructured Data: Process any text or document that contains location information including, but not limited to, web pages, reports, emails, and social media. These can all be input and utilised by the Locate XT extension.
Discover and Extract: Feed in data sources and extract out Coordinates, user defined place names, image geotags, dates and other critical information from unstructured date.
Coordinate formats: Identifies and extract thousands of variations of coordinate formats: DD, DM, DMS, UTM and MGRS.
ArcGIS Utility Network Management
The ArcGIS Utility Network Management extension provides the solution to ever increasingly complex networks in the utilities telecoms and energy distribution industries. Supporting the robust foundation for scalable modelling of all utility assets, the Utility Network Management extension has a host of key features:
High quality data: Built-in rules and tools for data integrity, facilitating an accurate representation of what’s on the ground.
Cross-platform support: Network intelligence to the right person or system, improving efficiency and management.
Investment in capability: Modernisation needs and emerging technologies.
Cost containment: Reduced editing and integration burdens.
Cross industry and future proof: The extension has been developed based on the requirements of the utility and telecom industry has considered longevity of systems, incorporating trends in these industries over the course of the next 15+ years
ArcGIS API for Python
ArcGIS API for Python is a powerful library for working with maps and geospatial data, powered by web GIS. It provides simple and efficient tools for sophisticated vector and raster analysis, geocoding, map making, routing and directions, as well as for organising and managing a GIS with users, groups and information items.
In addition to working with your own data, the library enables access to ready-to-use maps and curated geographic data from Esri and other authoritative sources. It also integrates well with the scientific Python ecosystem and includes rich support for Pandas and Jupyter notebook.
The ArcGIS API for Python in Jupyter notebooks is great for exploratory data analysis. You can quickly visualise spatial patterns using smart mapping, as well as the attribute data in a tabular form.
The latest 1.6.2 release packs some serious enhancements for GIS administration, content management, and performing spatial analysis.
ArcGIS Runtime SDKs
ArcGIS Runtime SDKs for Android, .NET, iOS, mac OS, Java and Qt help you build and deploy native applications to a variety of popular platforms and devices. Add powerful spatial capabilities to your native apps and empower your app users to do all things GIS, even when offline.
The 100.2 release, also known as ArcGIS Runtime Update 2, is the second major update to 100.0.0.
This is an important release for many reasons. First, it brings us closer to functional equivalency with 10.2.x versions of the Runtime. Second, 100.2 bridges most of the functional gaps between ArcGIS Engine and Runtime, allowing users to plan their migration projects to the ArcGIS Runtime platform.
With this release, experience new layers and data sources, additional analysis tools, 2D and 3D rendering improvements, better handling of standard and custom geographic transformations, workflow productivity enhancements, bug fixes and more.