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ArcGIS Pro 2.2 Beta Coming Soon!

ArcGIS Pro 2.2, the next release of Esri’s flagship 64-bit desktop GIS application, will be available soon. It continues Esri’s mission to provide new and user-requested functionality, the latest innovations for working with 2D and 3D spatial data, tools for performing advanced analytics, and enhanced support across the ArcGIS platform.

ArcGIS Pro 2.2. Splash Screen

You don’t have to wait until the final release to try out all the new features of ArcGIS Pro 2.2. Apply for the ArcGIS Pro 2.2 Beta today.

Here are some of the new features to test in the ArcGIS Pro 2.2 beta:

New Color Schemes

The Inferno, Magma, Plasma, and Viridis scientific color schemes are now included in the ArcGIS Colors system style. These schemes are perceptually uniform and present increasing data values with increasing lightness leading to more accurate data portrayal. They are particularly useful with imagery, LAS symbology, unclassed and graduated colors symbology.

Soil Moisture August 2017 using the new Viridis color scheme
Soil Moisture August 2017

3D Slice Tool

The Slice Tool is an exploratory analysis tool that visually slices through content in a 3D view to reveal hidden features and spatial relationships. It is particularly useful for tightly stacked GIS content, such as building interiors and geological data.

3D Slice tool in ArcGIS Pro 2.2

Full Motion Video

Support for Full Motion Video is coming as part of the Imagery Analyst Extension with the release of ArcGIS Pro 2.2, and gives users the ability to:

These are just a few of the capabilities that FMV in Pro will offer users in this release, with more and more capability being added at each subsequent release.

UTM Zone Clipping

In ArcGIS Pro 2.2 includes the ability to turn on UTM Zone Clipping with dynamic layout grids. This functionality, sometimes referred to as “Zippers”, makes it possible to show more than one UTM grid on a map where the UTM zones converge and clip the grids to zone boundaries.

UTM Zone Clipping in ArcGIS Pro 2.2

Geoprocessing Updates

There are about 50 new geoprocessing tools coming for ArcGIS Pro 2.2. These include:

ArcGIS Pro SDK Enhancements

The ArcGIS Pro SDK at 2.2 features enhancements for editing, geodatabase support, layouts, and the utility network.

Sign up for the ArcGIS Pro 2.2 Beta today!

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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