ArcGIS Enterprise

ArcGIS 2021 Q4 Release

It’s that time of year again – new versions of ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, and several other ArcGIS products and apps are here! Read on for a comprehensive look at what’s new across all Esri products.

ArcGIS Enterprise

ArcGIS Enterprise 10.9.1 is a long-term support release that builds upon previous releases and introduces new features, apps, and improved functionality. Here are some highlights:

This latest release of ArcGIS Enterprise also includes the next generation of ArcGIS Dashboards, built with ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.x.

For a deeper dive into all the new features and additions, check out the What’s new in ArcGIS Enterprise 10.9.1 blog. Plus, you can stay up to date on the latest information by signing up for our What’s New in ArcGIS Enterprise newsletter.

ArcGIS Pro

As part of the ArcGIS 2021 Q4 release, ArcGIS Pro brings an all-new set of GIS capabilities to your already advanced toolkit. Experience new features, performance improvements, and productivity enhancements all inside ArcGIS Pro today. Here are some highlights:

Catch up on everything “Pro” through the recent What’s New in ArcGIS Pro 2.9 video today.

Watch the video and visualize how you can start mapping like a Pro.

ArcGIS Online

With the September 2021 update, ArcGIS Online gained additional Map Viewer capabilities including charts, layer effects, and feature display order. Add charts (line, bar, histograms, or scatterplots) to your map to help discover patterns, trends, and relationships in data. Layer effects include both familiar and novel graphic techniques and can be applied without changing your layer’s original style. Set the feature display order to control the order in which overlapping features in a feature layer are drawn on the map.

For more information, check out the What’s new in ArcGIS Online (September 2021) blog.

Add bar charts, histograms, scatter plots, and line charts to your map to help discover patterns, trends, and relationships in data.

Introducing ArcGIS Knowledge

ArcGIS Knowledge connects ArcGIS Pro to the enterprise graph store, enabling users to explore and analyze spatial, nonspatial, unstructured, and structured data to accelerate decision-making. Developed to seamlessly connect analysts to the data they need and the analytical tools they trust, ArcGIS Knowledge empowers collaborative all source investigations and sharing of information across the enterprise. Analysts can visualize information through multiple perspectives like maps, link charts, histograms, and entity cards to solve spatial and nonspatial problems. ArcGIS Knowledge is a cost-effective and flexible way to add enterprise knowledge graph analytics to your existing ArcGIS investment.

For more information, visit the website.

ArcGIS Knowledge empowers new ways of collaboration and sharing across the enterprise.

ArcGIS Mission

ArcGIS Mission is an all-inclusive command and control software that streamlines operations while providing teams tactical situational awareness of an operating environment. The ArcGIS Mission 10.9.1 release (November 2021) continues to streamline team operations with enhancements focusing on speed and ease-of-use while creating and connecting missions, plus enhanced communications functionality. Here are some highlights:

Read more about this release on the blog.

Use your Mission Responder device’s QR code reader to quickly connect to your mission.

ArcGIS Earth

The ArcGIS Earth team is excited to deliver a new release of ArcGIS Earth this November. Administrators can now save and manage ArcGIS Earth configuration files in ArcGIS Enterprise. Additionally, this new release brings support for geopackage, mobile map package, enhanced 3D visualization, and user interface updates.

Check out the release blog for more details.

Image of ArcGIS Earth software
Now you can save and manage ArcGIS Earth configuration files in ArcGIS Enterprise.

ArcGIS Enterprise Sites

Using ArcGIS Enterprise Sites, you can create and personalize your own websites to share GIS data with non-GIS users. The latest release of Enterprise Sites introduces a set of redesigned pages that bring focus to your data through full-screen map and tabular displays. For a closer look at the metadata, users can navigate to a full details page where, depending on its settings, users can create their own maps and stories with the data or download it for their own use.

For more information, see How ArcGIS Hub and ArcGIS Enterprise Sites makes it simple to share engaging content.

Enable one-click sharing to add a button on a site and its pages for sharing to social media with the new Enterprise Sites.

ArcGIS StoryMaps

ArcGIS StoryMaps is available in ArcGIS Enterprise 10.8.1 and higher. It gives you the freedom to tell engaging narratives with interactive maps and digital content like videos, audio and imagery. ArcGIS StoryMaps also makes it easy to share your ArcGIS content, like surveys, apps and dashboards, as well as websites and other online content in a collection as a single URL.

New storytelling capabilities in the ArcGIS Enterprise 10.9.1 release include:

Also, ArcGIS StoryMaps now allows you to:

Of course, many more enhancements, bug fixes and performance improvements have been made for a better storytelling and reading experience.

You can stay up to date on the latest information by signing up for our What’s New in ArcGIS StoryMaps newsletter or read the latest blog post.

Two new collection layouts, magazine and journal, are available in the design panel.

Esri Story Maps

After years of creating stories in templates, it’s time to say goodbye to the classic Esri Story Maps templates. In line with this ArcGIS Enterprise release, Esri Story Maps will receive very limited updates and no new features will be added to the product.

Fortunately, your published stories will continue to exist. You can continue to create new stories and edit existing ones in the builder, but they may not perform as expected in the future as they are in extended support mode. Only critical updates will be made in the classic Esri Story Maps while new features and capabilities will be regularly added to ArcGIS StoryMaps.

Several resources exist to help you make the switch to ArcGIS StoryMaps:

It’s time to say good-bye to classic Esri Story Maps, but fortunately, your published stories will continue to exist. Check out the resources above for help on transitioning to ArcGIS StoryMaps.

ArcGIS Image Analyst Extension for ArcGIS Pro 2.9

ArcGIS Image Analyst extension for ArcGIS Pro is releasing enhancements to deep learning, motion imagery, multidimensional analysis and stereo mapping in the November 2021 release.

Deep learning has several improvements in this update. The labelling tool has been simplified for users working with large amounts of imagery where each image represents a single class. This tool previously required users to draw features around an object in order to label it. Now, users can just select the image, assign a class label and apply it to the whole image.

As with every release, the number of models to support users’ workflows continue to increase. New models such as MMDetection and Pix2PixHD have now been added to ArcGIS Pro. Additionally, two new object tracking deep learning models (Deep Sort and Siam Mask) have been introduced to train your own model to track objects of interest.

Check out the blog for more details on all the new features today. 

Labelling tools have also been enhanced to work with image collections and motion imagery frames.

ArcGIS Pro Intelligence

ArcGIS Pro Intelligence is built for the intelligence analyst. Intelligence analysts working in the military, for civilian intelligence agencies, in law enforcement, and in the private sector are using the 2D and 3D maps, link analysis, timelines, imagery exploitation, and graphs to uncover patterns, trends, and relationships to inform decision-making. ArcGIS Pro Intelligence scales to meet your mission whether you need to understand pattern of life, conduct movement analysis, or provide investigative support. ArcGIS Pro Intelligence is interoperable and extensible, supporting your data integration strategy across multiple domains, in connected, disconnected, and air-gapped networks.

The ArcGIS Pro Intelligence 2.9 release highlights include:

Read the release article here for more information.

ArcGIS Pro Intelligence is interoperable and extensible, supporting your data integration strategy across multiple domains, in connected, disconnected, and air-gapped networks.

ArcGIS Survey123

ArcGIS Survey123 is a complete, form-centric system providing sophisticated data collection, workflow automation, analysis and reporting capabilities. Organizations around the world use it to replace paper forms and obsolete data collection workflows. Survey123 excels at a wide range of uses from online research surveys to field asset inventories and inspections.

ArcGIS Enterprise administrators can host the ArcGIS Survey123 website and Survey123 REST API in their own infrastructure with the new Survey123 web installer. This release incorporates all the functional enhancements of the 3.13 Survey123 update, including support for the new address question type, web designer improvements and accessibility enhancements for web surveys. The Survey123 website provides the latest functionality independent of your ArcGIS Enterprise version and is available for download on My Esri.

Enterprise Quick Links:

ArcGIS Excalibur

ArcGIS Excalibur is a web-based application that transforms the way analysts search, discover, and work with imagery by unifying geospatial and imagery-based views into a single integrated experience. Excalibur has the power to improve daily decision-making across organizations.

The November 2021 release highlights include:

Read the release article here for more information. 

ArcGIS Excalibur has the power to improve daily decision-making across organizations.

ArcGIS Dashboards

As you probably saw above, the 10.9.1 release of ArcGIS Enterprise includes the release of a new version of ArcGIS Dashboards. The previous version of ArcGIS Dashboards is now ArcGIS Dashboards Classic, and the URL for ArcGIS Dashboards is now <yourPortalURL>/apps/dashboards/. You can read more about this change in the documentation, or check out these additional highlights:

Now that you’ve had an overview of everything that’s new with this release, dive in and get started!

For all the latest product information, visit the ArcGIS Blog homepage.

About the author

Product Marketer at Esri. Currently working on ArcGIS Enterprise and my vegetable garden. Follow us on Twitter at @ArcGISXprise or reach out to me at mbush@esri.com.

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