3D Visualization & Analytics

What's in the January 2018 ArcGIS Release

It’s a new year and a new opportunity for Esri to support ArcGIS users with fresh functionality and an even more user-friendly approach to apps and agility. Here is a closer look at the January 2018 ArcGIS Release.

ArcGIS Pro 2.1

Example of interactive 3D viewshed analysis.

This 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 2.1 will empower you to:

See a complete list of everything new in ArcGIS Pro 2.1.

ArcGIS Enterprise 10.6

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 10.6 release including some exclusive new tools.

See a complete list of everything new in ArcGIS Enterprise 10.6.

ArcGIS Online

3D Mud Creek, CA Landslide in ArcGIS Online

The latest release of ArcGIS Online adds new administrative privileges, additional support for hosted feature layers, more imagery and demographic data, and even a new app. Here’s a highlight of what you can do.

See a complete list of everything new in ArcGIS Online.

Insights for ArcGIS

Insights for ArcGIS - drag and drop on map

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of Insights for ArcGIS, Esri made it available through ArcGIS Online. 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 January 2018 release:

See a complete list of everything new in Insights for ArcGIS.

ArcGIS Hub

ArcGIS Hub

Esri is happy to announce ArcGIS Hub, 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:

Find out more about ArcGIS Hub.

ArcGIS Monitor

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 organization can benefit from ArcGIS Monitor:

Find out more about ArcGIS Monitor.

ArcGIS Business Analyst for ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Business Analyst Tools

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.

Find out more about ArcGIS Business Analyst for ArcGIS Pro.

ArcGIS Image Analyst extension for ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Image Analyst Extension for ArcGIS Pro

The release of ArcGIS Image Analyst extends ArcGIS Pro 2.1 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. Here’s what you can expect.

Find out more about the ArcGIS Image Analyst extension for ArcGIS Pro.

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:

See a complete list of everything new in ArcGIS GeoEvent Server.

Drone2Map for ArcGIS

3D Point Cloud from Drone2Map

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:

See a complete list of everything new in Drone2Map for ArcGIS 1.3.

Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS

Operations Dashboard Common View

Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS is now a configurable web app included with ArcGIS Online. Use it to create 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.

Find out about the new browser-based Operations Dashboard to ArcGIS.

ArcGIS API for JavaScript

Geofence using Arcade

The ArcGIS API for JavaScript is designed to maximize your productivity for building engaging, beautiful web mapping applications. The API combines modern web technology and powerful geospatial capabilities enabling you to create high-performing apps and smarter visualizations of your data. The latest API versions (4.6 and 3.23) now include new capabilities such as a new directions widget, a 3D measurement widget, layer refresh interval, and much more.

The 4.x series of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript is Esri’s next-generation JavaScript API that integrates 2D and 3D into a single, easy-to-use, powerful API. Version 4.6 lets you build full-featured 3D applications powered by web scenes that can include rich information layers such as terrain, basemaps, imagery, features, integrated mesh layers, and 3D objects.

See a complete list of everything new in the ArcGIS API for JavaScript.

ArcGIS API for Python

Data visualization with the ArcGIS API for Python

ArcGIS API for Python is a Python 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 organizing 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 visualize spatial patterns using smart mapping, as well as the attribute data in a tabular form.

The latest 1.3 release packs some serious enhancements for GIS administration, content management, and performing spatial analysis.

See a complete list of everything new in ArcGIS API for Python.

ArcGIS Runtime SDKs

3D analysis using the 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.

See a complete list of everything new in ArcGIS Runtime SDKs.

About the author

Richard Kachelriess is Esri’s Product Marketing Manager for ArcGIS Pro. He has worked on a wide range of Esri's products, including ArcGIS Server; the geodatabase; imagery; ArcGIS Online content, such as basemaps, the Living Atlas, and Streetmap Premium; and Esri's open technologies and solutions, such as ArcGIS Open Data, Esri Geoportal Server, ArcGIS for INSPIRE, the ArcGIS Editor for OpenStreetMap. He has also been a President of Esri’s Toastmasters club. Richard’s background includes an MBA from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College, a Geology degree from Florida Atlantic University, and work as a Hydrologic Technician with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) researching water quality in the Florida Everglades. You can follow Richard on Twitter @kachelriess.

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