Exciting new updates for ArcGIS Notebooks

02-01-2021 11:20 AM
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As ArcGIS Notebooks keep improving across platforms like ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise and ArcGIS Pro, more learning resources becomes available.  We’d like to share these new resources so you can incorporate them into your coursework and curriculum.

Following are some highlights:   


ArcGIS Notebooks in the cloud (ArcGIS Online)


With the December release of ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Notebooks comes with an improved user experience with a new interface where you can easily:

  • Search for or filter your own notebooks
  • View shared notebooks in your organization
  • View Esri sample notebooks
  • Search to find other notebooks


New ArcGIS Notebooks landing pageNew ArcGIS Notebooks landing page

In the same user interface,  you can also create new notebooks , and manage currently running notebooks container.


Create new notebook interfaceCreate new notebook interface


New Learning materials released


In January 2021, the Learn ArcGIS team released a Learn Python with ArcGIS Notebooks learn path. It is intended for students and everyone who would like to learn how to create Python code for data visualization, analysis, and management using ArcGIS Notebooks in ArcGIS Online.

  1. Hello, Notebook!
  2. ArcGIS Notebooks: Terminology, Components, and Shortcuts
  3. ArcGIS Notebook Runtimes, Environments, and Packages
  4. Understanding Web GIS Using ArcGIS Notebooks
  5. Arcpy in ArcGIS Notebooks
  6. Smart Mapping with ArcGIS Notebooks
  7. Data Visualization with the Spatially Enabled DataFrame
  8. Imagery Across the Platform with ArcGIS Notebooks

In addition, the learn path Teach with ArcGIS Notebooks , contains 6 lessons, will help Educators incorporating ArcGIS Notebooks in teaching. 


ArcGIS Notebook Server


The built-in notebook scheduler capability for ArcGIS Notebook Server has been added into ArcGIS Enterprise 10.8.1.  Creating Tasks to schedule notebooks allows to automate routine workflows, run data-intensive processes during off-peak usage hours and regularly update datasets. 


Interface to create a task in ArcGIS Notebook ServerInterface to create a task in ArcGIS Notebook Server

Notebook authors can schedule ArcGIS Notebooks for automated execution at a fixed time in the future, either once or on a recurring basis.    The same capability is scheduled to be added into ArcGIS Notebooks in ArcGIS Online later this year.

Check the What’s new in ArcGIS Notebook Server 10.8.1 doc for more information.


ArcGIS Notebooks in ArcGIS Pro


ArcGIS Notebooks in ArcGIS Pro gives GIS professionals a place to run Python notebooks in the Jupyter notebook environment within ArcGIS Pro.  It was first introduced in the ArcGIS Pro 2.5 release.


ArcGIS Notebooks in ArcGIS ProArcGIS Notebooks in ArcGIS Pro

Now in ArcGIS Pro 2.7, these are the Notebooks enhancements:

  • Collapsible Headings are now supported
  • Autosave is now enabled (every 120 seconds)
  • Notebook commands are now available using keyboard shortcuts, accessible through the mode switch of Esc and visible from the Notebook menus
  • Shell commands were partially enabled at ArcGIS Pro 2.6,  but are now fully supported at ArcGIS Pro 2.7


Learning resources:


For complete resources, check out this curated Spatial Data Science in Higher Education landing page.  



About the Author
Canserina Kurnia is a GIS professional with over 20 years of experience. She currently holds the position as a Senior Solution Engineer at Esri, at their headquarter office in Redlands, California. Her main role is to provide technical advices and assistance to universities globally, in advancing their GIS technology for teaching and research.