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What's new in ArcGIS Pro 2.6

Well, the time is here and ArcGIS Pro 2.6 is now live. The latest release of Esri’s powerful, feature-packed desktop software is here and come jam-packed with over 150+ enhancements and ideas from our ArcGIS Pro users.

The new features within this 2.6 release will allow users to take their work far beyond what’s been “familiar”. ArcGIS Pro now enables users to work with their 3D and 4D data in a whole new way. You can now finish the design of your projects within Adobe Illustrator with a whole new export type to meet the cartographic standards of today. ArcGIS Pro 2.6 continues its mission of bringing you the new tools, workflows, and capabilities requested and designed by the community and optimized for the modern GIS professional.

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Here are just a few new items you can expect to find in ArcGIS Pro 2.6:

Voxel Layers

Voxel layers are a new layer type that creates 3D volumetric visualizations from netCDF data. Use them to understand complex, multidimensional data such as atmospheric data, oceanic data, and underground geology models.

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Trace Networks

You can now manage, analyze, and work with simple connectivity models such as rail or hydro in ArcGIS Pro using the new trace network. The trace network uses a set of connected edges, junctions, or both along with network attributes to model the flow of resources through the network. Trace networks can be created using existing feature classes in a feature dataset as source junctions and edges or through direct migration from a geometric network.

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Interactive suitability analysis

Identify the best site locations or areas to preserve using the new Suitability Modeler, which is available with a Spatial Analyst extension license. This dynamic, exploratory environment of interacting panes, plots, and maps allows you to create refined suitability models. Suitability models can determine the best location to build a shopping center, housing development, or a ski resort.

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Graphics layers

You can now add graphics layers to maps (and map frames in layouts) to expand the flexibility and usability of maps. Graphics layers are composed of graphic elements, such as points, lines, text, and pictures. You can manually create graphic elements, modify existing graphic elements, or convert feature labels into a graphics layer to adjust the placement of text.

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Parcel adjustment

The parcel fabric now supports the least-squares adjustments of parcel data. Run a least-squares adjustment on your parcels when you want to do the following:

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GeoAnalytics Desktop

Big data connections, now available within GeoAnalytics Desktop Tools and ArcGIS Pro. Support for big data connections in GeoAnalytics Desktop tools allows you to aggregate and analyze collections of files as a single dataset, saving significant time in data preparation and analysis. In addition, you can flexibly define time and geometry formats across multiple fields and formats. This is especially useful for observational data that’s collected over a long time. Examples include monthly shipping data collected in CSVs, or measurement data collected across multiple shapefiles. Click here to walk through an example.

 

ArcGIS Pro 2.6 introduces a variety of new tools and features for our users to experiment with. Create your next project in ArcGIS Pro today.

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About the author

Hi there, my name is Javier Angel and I am Esri’s Product Marketing Manager for ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Desktop. I've worked in marketing for a wide range of Esri's products including; ArcGIS Earth, ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud, ArcGIS Community Analyst and Explorer for ArcGIS. My 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. I'm an avid fan of Duke Men's Basketball and a lover of all things pasta related. If you'd like, follow me on Twitter @javier__angel (that's with 2 underscores) or add me on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/javieraangel/

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Tom Magdaleno
Tom Magdaleno

Trace networks – looking forward to trying out my geometric networks in Pro.
Graphics layers – A much needed improvement, thank you.

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