ArcGIS Velocity

What's new in ArcGIS Velocity (October 2020)

ArcGIS Velocity allows organizations to ingest, visualize, analyze, and act on data from sensors. It also enables the processing of high-volume historical data to gain insights into patterns, trends, and anomalies. Remote monitoring of assets, predictive maintenance, and process optimization are a few of the benefits you can gain from your IoT data.

At this release, ArcGIS Analytics for IoT has been renamed to ArcGIS Velocity to more broadly encompass the capabilities for working with real-time and big data at scale. ArcGIS Velocity is updated regularly, below is a quick overview of some highlights in the October 2020 release: 

Now, let’s take a deeper dive into each of these exciting enhancements!


We are excited to announce three new license levels for ArcGIS Velocity that will enable your organization with powerful real-time and big data analysis across different tiers of data velocity and volume. The new license levels are StandardAdvanced, and DedicatedThe following table summarizes the general functionality of each license level. For all the details, see ArcGIS Velocity Licensing.

ArcGIS Velocity license levels

Feeds and data sources 

feed is a real-time stream of data coming into ArcGIS Velocity while a data source loads stored data for use in real-time or big data analytic. Integrating with industry standard data and messaging platforms is one of the key capabilities of Velocity. With this release, several key enhancements have been made to feeds and data sources, including: 


An output is a result or action to be taken as the final step in a real-time or big data analytic. Analytics can emit data to a variety of different destinations, including storing data to a feature layer, sending an email, writing to a cloud store, and pushing to a third-party system for device actuation. New at this release are several enhancements to outputs, including: 


The power of ArcGIS Velocity can be realized in the real-time and big data analytic capabilities that can be performed on your IoT data. With this release, several enhancements are available including: 

And more 

In addition to the existing options for visualizing your IoT data, new rendering capabilities were added for output map image layersWhen rendering raw features, unique value rendering is now supported for varying symbols based on an attribute. Additionally, class break rendering now supports over 300+ color ramps. 

And lastly, improvements have been made to the ArcGIS Velocity app cross-browser functionality, localization, and internationalization. 

For a complete list with more details, check out the what’s new topic in the documentation. To learn more about ArcGIS Velocity, access available Resources including product videos, quick lessons, documentation, and more! 

About the author

Greg is a Principal Product Engineer on the Real-Time Visualization and Analytics team at Esri. He supports community engagement for on-premises, cloud, and hosted solutions.

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