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Discover What's New in ArcGIS Pro 2.7

As the close of 2020 is around the corner, the team behind ArcGIS Pro has been hard at work to incorporate all-new tools and capabilities within your core product. In this ArcGIS Pro 2.7 release, you can discover rich new content and tools such as GNSS device location support, blending modes, 3D object feature classes, as well as PANTONE® colors.  These colors are part of a proprietary, standardized color reproduction system developed by Pantone that is used to ensure the consistency of colors, regardless of the medium used for display or output, commonly used in design and printing industries.


ArcGIS Pro, along with its extensions, are set with new advancements and technologies to take your projects to the next level. Discover what’s new within ArcGIS Pro through our recent release video, and start mapping like a Pro today.

ArcGIS Drone2Map

The latest release of ArcGIS Drone2Map has some new features and several improvements. New features include the ability to synchronize the views of 2D and 3D maps, export topographic contours as shapefiles, and other enhancements, read the what’s new documentation for more details. Improvements were implemented for 34 bugs, read the release notes for the details.


ArcGIS Workflow Manager

ArcGIS Pro 2.7 is the first release of ArcGIS Workflow Manager’s new service-driven architecture in Pro. This release is primarily for improving the productivity of organizations and industries that perform mapping functions using the Utility Network in Roads and Highways, Parcel Mapping, and Utilities use cases. ArcGIS Pro 2.7 will be able to connect to the new service-driven architecture to run steps. Also with this release, the traditional geodatabase-driven architecture deployment has achieved feature parity in Pro.


ArcGIS Data Reviewer

The Pro 2.7 release includes new methods for automated validation and enhancements to error management tools.

Automated validation methods: Automated validation evaluates a feature’s quality without human intervention, thereby saving time and resources spent to ensure data can be trusted.

Domain Finds attribute values that do not comply with coded value or range domains that are associated with an attribute field.
Duplicate Feature Finds features of the same geometry type that are collocated and share attributes.
Subtype Finds features or rows that contain improper or null subtype values.
Table to Table Attribute Finds features or rows that contain attribute values that meet a relationship you define to values in another feature class or stand-alone table.
Unnecessary Nodes Finds polyline features that share a node and contain identical attribute values.
Unnecessary Polygon Boundaries Finds polygon features that share a common boundary and contain identical attribute values.

Note: The automated checks poster has been updated and is now available in multiple languages to facilitate planning and implementation of quality control workflows using automated checks in Data Reviewer.

Error Management: The Error Inspector pane is enhanced to enable filtering based on one or more selected filter types, such as life cycle phase, status, or severity.



Topographic Mapping

At Pro 2.7, new tools and enhancements were added to ArcGIS Production Mapping and ArcGIS Defense Mapping.

Calculate Magnetic Components, with which you can compute the magnetic field at point locations for given date and altitude, has been added to the cartography toolset.

Several enhancements were made to the MGCP Topographic Map (MTM) and Topographic Map (TM) PAGX layout files. The Defense Mapping Product Files have the following new features:


ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing/ArcGIS Roads and Highways

The following enhancements have been added to both products:

Learn more about splitting multipart centerlines into singlepart in Pipeline Referencing
Learn more about splitting multipart centerlines into singlepart in Roads and Highways


Aviation Airports

With the latest release of Pro, the Airports toolset will have several enhancements for the Obstruction Identification Surfaces (OIS) tools. New parameters have been added for setting the generated surface on lateral sides of a runway based on the position of PAPI lights. The addition of a new Heliport OIS toolset allows the generation of an obstruction identification surface (OIS) for helipads based on specifications from FAA Advisory Circular 150/5390-2C.


Aviation Charting

Aviation Charting now includes the following enhancements:


ArcGIS Maritime

The latest release of ArcGIS Maritime focuses on S-57 Electronic Navigational Chart standards.

When S-57 data is detected in the contents pane, the Maritime tab on the ArcGIS Pro ribbon will display new S-57 editing and feature management groups.

With the addition of these new S-57 maritime editing capabilities, ArcGIS Maritime in ArcGIS Pro 2.7 supports the ingestion, management, and creation of S-57 Electronic Navigational Chart products.


ACS Census layers in ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World updated

Updated and new 2015-2019 layers:

On December 10th, the U.S. Census Bureau released its newest American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019 5-year estimates. Within days of the data release, 104 layers within Living Atlas were updated with this new data and the new associated TIGER boundaries. With these layers, users are able to map the newest U.S. Census Bureau data in ArcGIS software without needing to go download the newest data themselves. There are also a new set of layers that have been released containing information about housing units by year built, housing units by vacancy type, household size, internet usage by income, disability by type, and health insurance by race.



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Javier’s background includes an MBA from the University of San Francisco School of Management and a BA in Business Administration from Cal State University Dominguez Hills.

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