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What's New in ArcGIS Mission 11.3

What’s New in ArcGIS Mission 11.3

ArcGIS Mission, our premier real-time command and control system, continues to evolve, providing vital operational capabilities to teams in the field and command centers. The latest 11.3 release brings significant enhancements across the board, improving functionality, accessibility, and integration. Here’s what you can expect from the new update:

Revamped Responder Application

We’ve completely overhauled the Responder application, transitioning from the ArcGIS Runtime SDK 100.15 to the more robust ArcGIS Maps SDK 200.x. This upgrade not only enhances current features but also sets the stage for future advancements, including 3D capabilities and indoor positioning system (IPS) integration. This shift underscores our commitment to meeting the growing needs of our users.

Enhanced Accessibility

Following a comprehensive review of the Web Compliance Accessibility Guidelines of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, we’ve made targeted improvements to increase the software’s usability for individuals with disabilities. These enhancements make our platform more accessible and ensure a better user experience for all.

Expanded Administrative Control

The 11.3 update significantly broadens the scope of control that Mission administrators have. New features include:

User Settings Enhancements

Admins are not the only users that have expanded control over the environment. Users now enjoy greater control over their operational environment with expanded settings:



Analyst Notes Feature

During an active mission, analysts have their attention drawn to many different areas trying to manage personnel and tasks. To prevent crucial details from slipping through during the heat of operations, we’ve introduced the Analyst Notes feature. Analysts can record observations, attach documents or pictures, and even “chip” portions of the map for enhanced contextual clarity. These notes are accessible anytime, ensuring important information is always at hand.

Analyst Note
Analyst note assists mission analysts keep track of mission details

Bringing External Devices into Mission

Building on our existing compatibility with ATAK interoperability, the 11.3 release integrates these devices more seamlessly into the ArcGIS Mission experience. Location data from external devices now directly populates within the Mission Manager enabling analysts to view tracks or lock onto location for ATAK devices in the Mission Analyst map.

Location Services
Location Services brings external users to the mission analyst map

Additional Enhancements


These updates are designed to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of your missions, ensuring you have the tools you need, when you need them. Explore the new features of ArcGIS Mission 11.3 and take your operational capabilities to the next level.

About the authors

Parrish Henderson has over 25 years in the Defense and Intelligence community. He is a US Army retiree and he has worked at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. His last role was as a Senior Geospatial Intelligence Analyst. Currently, he is the Lead Product Engineer for ArcGIS Mission.


Tiffany Glenn has held many strategic roles at Esri over the years and currently is a Senior Product Marketing Lead for the Operational Intelligence suite of products. She drives go-to-market strategy, customer engagement, and the planning and execution of marketing activities to support National Government, Law Enforcement, Public Safety, and corporate security customers.

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