ArcGIS Pro Roadmap - December 2021

12-09-2021 12:46 PM

ArcGIS Pro Roadmap - December 2021

ArcGIS Pro 2.9 was released on November 11th, 2021. For information on the latest updates, please see the ArcGIS Pro 2.9 Release Notes.

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 in the ArcGIS Pro Idea Exchange. See Ideas in ArcGIS Pro 2.9  for customer ideas that were included in this release.

* 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.

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Near-term (next release or two)

Upgrade Python Environment - Upgrade a Python environment created in a previous version to the current version of ArcGIS Pro.

Reality Mapping Extension - Capture and analyze 3D data from aerial, drone, and ground-based sensors in an automated end-to-end process. Support for professional photogrammetry workflows improved precision, speed. Transform imagery and lidar data into point clouds, phototextured 3D meshes, and orthos.

Projects in the Enterprise - Use your Portal to share projects, collaborate and work more effectively with others in your organization.

Export Presets - Use pre-defined export settings, or save and share your own settings for repeated export workflows.

Provenance in Knowledge Graphs - Support provenance for property values of Entities in Knowledge Graphs.

Indoor Positioning - Adding the ability to configure an IPS workspace, share to the IPS survey mobile app, process the survey data, and share indoor positioning data to Runtime-powered apps.

Suitability Modeler Additional Weighting - Additional suitability model weighting methods such as Pairwise, Generalized Linear regression, Logistic regression, etc. to provide more objective approaches.

Parcel Metes and Bounds Visualization - Metes and bounds visualization focuses on the visualization of COGO measurements that is required primarily for tax mapping. It involves reconstruction of boundary lines as well as improved COGO labeling.

Roof Editing - New Roof tools and functionality to be supported only on Local and Global scenes.

Enhanced Radar Data Support - Support for GRD and SLC radar data.

Hydrologic Analysis - Create new set of hydrologic analysis tools using the least-cost path (A*) method. The five new application-centric tools will provide better quality output and better performance with high resolution DEM.

MGWR – Multiscale GWR - An important complement to traditional Geographically Weighted Regression which allows for different bandwidths to be used for each covariate in the model.

Mid-term (next two or three releases)

Simulation Modeling - Simulate complex phenomena like airflow and fluid dynamics in 3D/4D based on physical models.

Catalog Layers - Working with collections of layers within ArcGIS.

Point Cloud Scene Layer Data Management - Add, Delete, Change very large point cloud services based on referenced data sources.

Non-versioned editing - support of workflows similar to those implemented in ArcMap for editing non-versioned data. When implemented, edits against non-versioned data will not be written directly to the database, giving the user the ability to undo and/or discard edits before committing.

Presentations - Create and share a collection of map and scene views along with titles, graphics, and descriptive text as presentations.

Spatio-temporal Density Analysis - Kernel Density will be enhanced to calculate density for observations that change over space and time.

­Scientific Data (DSG) Ingestion - Improve the performance and scalability of multidimensional features ingested from scientific data.

Managed Indoor Data Pipeline - Managed indoor data pipelines will consist of a suite of new capabilities aimed at organizations desiring a coordinated control process for managing recurring change to floor plans and other indoor information provided by designers and contractors, or in-house operations teams when new construction, remodeling, or other activities alter source information that must subsequently be reflected in the indoor system of record/engagement.

Roof Editing in Stereo – Tools specifically designed to create and edit pitches, ridge lines, gables and other roof specific features.

ENC Chart Viewing - View Electronic Navigational Charts from formats such as S-57 as layers and change chart display settings.

64-Bit Object ID – Enhancing ArcGIS platform ability to work with very large datasets

Long-term (in the plan but not assigned to a release at this time)

Terrain Editing - Edit features participating in a terrain dataset. Add, remove and replace data referenced by terrains.

Materials Authoring – Author properties on surfaces to support reflectivity, roughness, and other properties for more photo-realistic visualizations in 3D scenes.

High Fidelity Rendering - A series of display improvements to support more photo-realistic 3D scene visualizations.

3D Mesh as Ground - The ability to use integrated mesh or TIN information as a true triangulated ground surface that would be more precise than our raster surfaces and allow structures such as tunnels and mines.

Integrated Mesh Scene Layer Data Management - Add, Delete, Change very large integrated mesh services based on SLPK

New Data Types – BigInteger, Timestamp with Time zone - Add support for new data types required for critical workflows related to time, observation data etc.


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When will we see an update now that 3.0 is out.

Hello @TedCronin thank you for reaching out! I will be updating the roadmap shortly to reflect the updates we have made to it. 

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