ArcGIS Excalibur

What's New in ArcGIS Excalibur (November 2022)

Remote inspection of a utility network from drone video. |

Great news! The latest version of ArcGIS Excalibur is now available to download and use. ArcGIS Excalibur is a web-based app that allows image analysts to access, analyze, and share imagery for daily decision-making. Organizations are looking to make their operations more efficient with remote inspection. This November 2022 release includes new and enhanced features that help users to continue to work on imagery remotely. Analysts can more easily make observations on images from anywhere and then add them to a report that can be shared with executives and stakeholders.

In this release, ArcGIS Excalibur will be expanding to support additional service types to perform more enhanced visualization on imagery. There will be new canvas tools to help analysts stay organized and cut down on manual work.  Finally, it is now even easier to create and share reports.


Support for Additional Service Types

ArcGIS Excalibur will now support Tile Layers, Tiled Image Layers, and Map Image Layers with the November 2022 Release. Users can continue to work remotely by analyzing images off-site with a larger set of layer types like these. The newly designed “connect by URL” or “Analysis Layers” interface provides quick access to tiled or map imagery layers when performing remote inspections of area impacted by weather or determining activity at a construction site.  To learn more about all the layer types that ArcGIS Excalibur supports, read this documentation 




New and Enhanced Canvas Tools:


Using the Count Tool to number vehicles in a parking lot 



Using the Bookmark Tool to navigate to a project tracking port activity



Using the Screenshot Tool to save a snapshot of power lines that need maintenance.



Streamlined Reporting:  

Analysts can feel more assured they are accurately reporting with our enhancements to the Create Report Tool. You can now preview specific exported areas before creating your report.  

For better collaboration, share published items such as image layers, observation layers, and Excalibur Imagery Projects to groups within your organization.  


Get Started Today

Administrators can go to My Esri to download, install, and assign the latest version of the ArcGIS Excalibur app to users in their organization. Users can access ArcGIS Excalibur via the portal app launcher once logged in.

We’re here to support you. To learn more about how ArcGIS Excalibur can add value to your imagery workflows, get in touch with an Esri representative at, visit the Esri Community page, and explore the new Resources Page.




About the authors

Alexandra is a Product Marketing Manager on the Operational Intelligence team at Esri. She is currently working on reshaping Esri's motion imagery story with the ArcGIS Video Server launch in ArcGIS Excalibur. Before transitioning to product marketing, Alexandra specialized in CRM, content, and email marketing strategy for top tech companies.


Jamon Johnson is a Product Manager on the GeoEnabled Systems Team with over 25 years in the GIS industry. He served in the Marine Corps as an Intelligence Officer and a GEOINT Analyst. Jamon now focuses on delivering GIS and spatial analytics to solve complex problems.

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