ArcGIS 10.7 Now Available

ESRI has announced that ArcGIS 10.7 is now available for download.  For those of you with current maintenance, you can download it from  See the What’s New for Desktop and Enterprise.

Some notes about installing ArcGIS 10.7:

The ArcGIS 10.7 setup packages are designed to detect and upgrade an existing installation of the same ArcGIS product. The settings for the installation location and authorization information are retained during the upgrade. See the installation guide for more information on installation upgrades and new installations.

ArcGIS 10.7 Single Use Licenses:

If ArcGIS 10.7 will be installed on a machine that is different from where a previous ArcGIS 10.x product is currently installed and you wish to use the existing ArcGIS 10.1—10.6.1 authorization number for ArcGIS 10.7, the earlier version of an ArcGIS 10.x product must first be deauthorized before authorizing ArcGIS 10.7.

ArcGIS 10.7 Concurrent Use Licenses:

  • The copy protection mechanism for ArcGIS Desktop 10.7 and ArcGIS Engine 10.7 Concurrent Use requires that ArcGIS License Manager 2018.1 be installed to support these products.
  • Existing ArcGIS 10.1—10.6.1 authorization numbers will work with ArcGIS Desktop and Engine 10.7.
  • Existing ArcGIS Enterprise 10.6—10.6.1 authorization numbers will not work with ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7. You must obtain a 10.7 authorization number.


ESRI Acquires GmbH

ESRI has announced the acquisition of GmbH, a provider of Indoor Positioning System (IPS) technology.  The software will become part of ESRI’s ArcGIS Indoors, a mapping product that enables interactive indoor mapping of corporate facilities, retail and commercial locations, airports, hospitals, event venues, universities, and more.  The acquisition will also provide users of ESRI’s ArcGIS platform with imbedded IPS location services to support indoor mapping and analysis.  The headquarters will also serve as an ESRI R&D centre based in Vienna, Austria, focused on cutting-edge IPS capability.

Plant Hardiness Zone Map

Some of you might be familiar with USDA’s Plant Hardiness Zone Map.  It is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location.  The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree zones.  Besides the static map, there is also an interactive GIS map.  You can also enter a zip code and find your hardiness zone.  Check it out!