ArcGIS Urban

What's New in ArcGIS Urban (October 2023 Release)

If you’re a planner, you likely turn to paper maps when you need to sketch a quick concept, draw a boundary, or highlight an area of focus. In these instances, precise location and measurements aren’t necessary for communicating high-level ideas. But when precision is required, for example when evaluating the impact of new zoning regulations or redeveloping existing parcels, coordinate systems and accurate projections are essential, so there is no doubt in how the future could look.

That’s why the latest release of ArcGIS Urban introduces a new option to define the coordinate system for your Urban model. Check out this blog post for an in-depth look at all the new capabilities and best practices.

A win-win for planning and GIS departments

Why is this good news? By applying the same coordinate system to your urban model as one that’s widely used for your existing GIS data, you can eliminate the need for time-consuming data conversions and maintain a seamless flow of data between your GIS repository and ArcGIS Urban. This means that the planner won’t have to rely on the GIS analyst to do extensive data reprojections to prepare the data for use in the Urban model.

This enhanced support for coordinate systems will proceed as follows:

What else is new?

Additional resources

For more information about this release, see our in-depth blog and webinar recording on the new support for coordinate systems.

Connect with the team

If you have any additional questions about this release or want to discuss how you can get started with ArcGIS Urban, reach out to us at You can also ask us questions and find helpful product information on our community forum.

About the authors

As a product marketer for ArcGIS Urban, Katie enjoys sharing product announcements and best practices with the Esri community.

Silvia Casas is a Senior Product Manager for ArcGIS Urban at Esri. She has a Master's in Regional and Urban Planning from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona and a Bachelor's in Architecture from Rafael Urdaneta University in Venezuela. She joined Esri in 2004 supporting Professional Services and working on diverse projects focusing on 3D content creation for cities and urban planning initiatives. She now gathers requirements from users, manages the prioritization of the features that will be productized, and supports the development team in the evolution of ArcGIS Urban.

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