ArcGIS Pro Roadmap - February 2018

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ArcGIS Pro 2.1 was released on January 17th, 2018 so it's time to update you on our roadmap.  But first I want to encourage everyone to update to Pro 2.1 and learn about all the new features and capabilities in this release.


Our goal is to build the best GIS software available. This ArcGIS Pro Roadmap* gives you a sneak peek of what we're focusing on for the near, mid and long-term of ArcGIS Pro development.
This gives our current estimate of when each capability will be released. Some new capabilities will be made available for testing through Early Adopters Programs prior to a release. We'll revise the roadmap throughout the year to ensure it reflects the latest information.

What would you like to see next in ArcGIS Pro? Share your ideas on ArcGIS Ideas.


* Capabilities on this roadmap are tentative and subject to change, delay, or cancellation. The continued development or release of a capability is at the sole discretion of Esri.


Current Roadmap (updated February 2018)



  • Metadata Import, Export and Sharing - Support majority of metadata functionality including the ability to import and export using standard metadata formats and sharing metadata across items in ArcGIS Enterprise and ArcGIS .
  • Reports - Generate and share multipage reports containing headers, footers, and tabular information.
  • Full Motion Video – Integrate and geo-reference video within your spatial data.
  • Real-time streaming - New layer type that supports linking to real-time data feeds.
  • Offset printing – Color management, spot color support, and support for overprints and knockouts used in offset lithography and commercial printing processes.
  • Presentations - Create and share a collection of map and scene views along with titles, graphics, and descriptive text as presentations.
  • Scene Layer Editing - The ability to edit or delete feature-centric I3S layers, including 3D Object and 3D Point layers.  This will include attribute edits, attribute table edits, symbology, and geometry edits.
  • Revit File Support - Directly read individual Revit files and allow users to geo-position, view, and inspect elements of the file in 3D views.
  • Attribute Rule enhancements – Additional user experience for creating and modifying rules, existing rule validation, and support for querying additional layers as part of calculation or constraint-based rules.
  • More Predictive Analysis - More predictive analysis tools will be available based on machine learning algorithms such as random forest. The existing Geographic Weighted Regression (GWR) tool will also be improved.
  • Spell Check – Validate spelling for text in the map layout.
  • Batch Geoprocessing - A fast and easy way to make a geoprocessing model that runs any tool in a batch against multiple input datasets.
  • Data Clock Chart - A new chart type to visualize the temporal distribution and patterns in data.



  • Parcel Management - The new generation parcel fabric will introduce 2D/3D editing capabilities and a simpler, more efficient approach for parcel maintenance. The new generation of the parcel fabric can be edited from the entire ArcGIS Platform and maintained using the new, improved editing functionality of ArcGIS Pro.
  • Dynamic Feature Binning and Clustering – Dynamic grouping of features in order to visualize areas with greater and lesser numbers of features when displaying data at varying scales. 
  • Projects in the Enterprise – Share and collaborate more effectively with others in your organization.
  • Animated symbols – Symbols that dynamically change to show a direction of movement, change in intensity, or fluctuations in value to support scientific temporal visualizations.
  • Dimensions - Create, manage, and edit dimensions in an updated format for the ArcGIS Platform.
  • Materials - Cross-platform support for materials and texture properties to support reflectivity, roughness, and other renderer properties that will allow ArcGIS apps to assign realistic materials to objects in 3D scenes.
  • 3D Effects - The ability to apply glow, motion, and other shader-based effects as cartographic symbology to content in 3D scenes to communicate data directionality or magnitude.
  • 3D Interpolation - Interpolate data measured in 3D, such as oceanic, atmospheric, and subsurface measurements.
  • GPS Support – Connect, collect data, and update positions directly from a GPS device.
  • Terrain Editing - Edit features participating in a terrain dataset.  Add, remove and replace data referenced by terrains.
  • Trend Profile Chart - An exploratory spatial data analysis tool that examines global trends in data and is a useful precursor to geostatistical modeling.
  • Interactive Suitability Modeling - An interactive suitability modeling interface of graphs and maps allowing a user to explore the input, intermediate, and output data as well as the effects of the parameters and weights used. Through these exploratory tools, a user can apply objectively defensible weights with confidence to find the best location for the thing they are site-ing.
  • New Extensions
    • Aviation: Charting
    • Maritime: Charting and Bathymetry
    • Roads and Highways



  • Physically based rendering - The ability to use material properties for smoothness, glossiness, roughness, and other characteristics to render realistic textures in 3D scenes.
  • Geoprocessing in the database - New options to run geoprocessing tools like Buffer, Spatial Join, or Select Layer By Attribute as spatial queries in supported databases.
  • Distributed desktop processing in Spark - Spatial-temporal analysis tools that run across multiple cores on a single desktop machine, resulting in increased performance.
  • Space-Time Interpolation - Interpolate data that changes over space and time (time series) using geostatistical models and create smooth surfaces to show how it changes through time.
  • And other exciting capabilities we can't tell you about yet...


For more information on the current release of ArcGIS Pro visit

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