ArcGIS 10.8.1 is the current release of ArcMap and will continue to be supported until March 01, 2026, as established in the ArcGIS Desktop Product Life Cycle. We do not have plans to release an ArcMap 10.9 with the ArcGIS releases in 2021. We understand there may be questions as to what’s next for ArcMap inside ArcGIS Desktop. By viewing the ArcMap Continued Support page, you will be able to find the answers to most, if not all, of your questions regarding continued support of ArcMap as well as resources to help you transition your work moving forward into several Esri products such as ArcGIS Pro.
While continued support has a timeline, ArcMap does not. If ArcMap is the software that helps you be successful, you can continue to use it, as long as your license is valid. Keep in mind, our desktop development efforts are focused on ArcGIS Pro, and we encourage you to migrate to ArcGIS Pro.
For a list of guided resources and helpful links, view the ArcMap Continued Support page at your earliest convenience. New to ArcGIS Pro and would like to try it out? Click the link below and try the ArcGIS Pro trial for free. Discover a new platform, with familiar tools and new enhancements on your time. Try it today.