ArcGIS Enterprise 11.0 is here. Before you jump on the bandwagon, be aware that ArcGIS Enterprise 11.0 includes several retired and modified workflows. These architecture and application changes are likely to impact your environment when upgrading from an earlier version of the software. For example, the removal of the ArcMap-based runtime will prevent you from publishing map services using ArcMap. You will also need to convert ArcMap based services to ArcGIS Pro based services. You should consider 10.9.1 until you are ready for 11.
ArcGIS Pro 3.0 is a breaking change release. If you share project files or datasets with older versions of ArcGIS Pro, use project packages and document packages (instead of not collaborating with others).
Installing ArcGIS Pro 3.0 requires .NET 6 Desktop Runtime x64. Install the latest available version to avoid delays when Pro 3.0 is released. (Download site)
There are new Excel driver requirements. Review and adhere to the information in the 3.0 documentation.
If you run ArcGIS Pro on concurrent use licenses, be sure to first update to ArcGIS License Manager 2022.0 before updating to ArcGIS Pro 3.0.
If you missed the 2022 ESRI Developer Summit back in March, check out this recap posting. It includes videos about the new animated flow renderer, ArcGIS Maps SDK for game engines, knowledge graphs in ArcGIS Pro, using CAD and BIM in ArcGIS, automating deployments, spatial statistics, and other topics.
In collaboration with the US Department of Labor, the National Geospatial Technology Center is updating the Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM) and is seeking input. Your input is hugely valuable in helping to define which professional and technical competencies are crucial to a successful GIS employee. For more information, click here.
The US Census Bureau has a new data tool, called My Community Explorer, that allows users to view the demographics of their individual communities. The interactive dashboard offers profiles of all US counties based on the data collected from the census survey. Beginning with a state, users can filter by demographic data including race and ethnic makeup, income and economic statistics, and industry and business profiles. Check it out!
CGIA has openings for its Board of Directors and for the Board Officer – Vice Chair position. These are important roles and leadership opportunities for the California GIS community of practice. They are two-year positions and the term of service will begin in July 2022. Self nominations are welcome. Nominations are due no later than close of business May 20, 2022.