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ArcGIS Pro 1.4 Now Available!

ArcGIS Pro 1.4, Esri’s flagship 64-bit desktop GIS application, has been released.

ArcGIS Pro 1.4 features new, user-requested functionality; the latest innovations for working with 2D and 3D spatial data, as well as performing advanced analytics; and enhanced support across the ArcGIS platform.

Here are some highlights.

Ortho Mapping

ArcGIS Pro now supports the production of georeferenced ortho products from images from drones, satellites, and digital and scanned aerial photography. These products include georeferenced orthomosaic datasets, georeferenced orthomosaics stored as TIFF or CRF, digital elevation models (DEM), and digital surface models (DSM).

Ortho Mapping tab with tools for managing and creating georeferenced ortho products

Georeference Imagery and CAD Data

You can now georeferenced your imagery and CAD data in ArcGIS Pro. Georeferencing imagery defines the locations on the image using map coordinates and assigns the coordinate system of the map frame to the image. Georeferencing CAD data is the process of spatially adjusting a CAD drawing. After using the georeferencing tools, you can rotate, move, and scale your CAD data.

You can rotate, move, and scale your CAD data.

Portal Analysis

You can now use ArcGIS Pro to access a number of analysis tools in the ArcGIS platform, including Feature Analysis tools, Raster Analysis tools, and GeoAnalytics tools. When you use these tools, they run on your portal’s federated server instead of on your local desktop machine, and they create new output layers in your portal instead of in a local folder or geodatabase.


Graticules, which can be used on layouts to show location in geographic coordinates, can now be imported into ArcGIS Pro from your existing ArcMap map documents (.mxd) or inserted from a style. You can customize graticules by rearranging gridlines and ticks and modifying the appearance of labels.

Graticules are used on layouts to show location in geographic coordinates.

Multipatch Editing

Editing in ArcGIS Pro now includes support for multipatches. You can create multipatch features from 3D models. You can drag an existing face; add a new face and drag it outward or inward to create a hole; or create a ridgeline across a face and drag it to create two angular faces, such as those comprising a pitched rooftop. You can also copy a 2D polygon feature to a multipatch layer using Paste Special Paste and extrude it as a multipatch feature.

Editing in ArcGIS Pro now includes support for multipatches.

Get the full details on what’s new in ArcGIS Pro 1.4.

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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