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Stay Updated: List of April 2024 - Technical highlights & Resources from Esri

05-20-2024 03:27 PM
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Esri consistently releases new contents, updates, and resources related to their products, solutions, apps, and applications, as well as best practices, success stories, recorded webinars, and more. Although these resources are posted in various locations, they can be difficult to find.

This blog provides a comprehensive list of all the April 2024 technical highlights and resources from Esri. It is a buffet-style list, so feel free to pick and choose the topics that interest you.


What’s New


ArcGIS Hub

  • What’s new in ArcGIS Hub first quarter here
  • ArcGIS StoryMaps
  • What’s new in ArcGIS StoryMaps (April 2024) here
  • What’s New in the ArcGIS StoryMaps Briefings App (March 2024) here


  • What’s new in ArcGIS Maps SDKs for Native Apps 200.4 here


Patches & Environments


ArcGIS Desktop

  • ArcGIS (Desktop, Engine) 10.8.2 Java Component Updates Patch 2 here
  • ArcGIS (Desktop, Engine) 10.8.2 General Component Updates Patch 2 here
  • ArcGIS (Desktop, Engine) 10.8.2 General Component Updates Patch 2 B here

ArcGIS Enterprise

  • 10.8.1 version of the Portal for ArcGIS Enterprise Sites Security Patch here
  • Portal for ArcGIS 10.8.1 Validation and Repair tool  here
  • ArcGIS Server 10.9.1 Utility Network Patch 6 here
  • Portal for ArcGIS Security 2024 Update 1 Patch here




Esri Blog

  • Seeds of Change: Ernst Seeds Uses Data-Driven Approach to Restore Habitats here
  • The French Mining Company Eramet Advances Sustainability with Smart Maps here
  • From Data to Decisions: How NOAA Uses GIS to Forecast the Climate Future here
  • The Best Wine in the World Receives Care and Correction Guided by Smart Maps here
  • From California to Florida, Maps Help I-10 Cities Solve Common Problems here
  • Mapping a Path to Protecting 30% of the Planet by 2030 here
  • How Tennessee State Parks Reached Real-Time Operational Awareness here


  • Creating Social Equity: Technology, Data, and Justice here
  • Innovations in Sustainable Forestry here


  • Monitoring Risk at Marriott here
  • CIOs Step Up as Advisers to the Enterprise here
  • A Swift Introduction to Location Intelligence here
  • NextTech: Generative AI Enhances GIS across the Enterprise here
  • The Barcode Turns 50—Retiring the UPC and Ushering in a New Era here


New Training Courses


Training Seminar

  • Python Tips and Tricks for ArcGIS here
  • Maintaining Spatial Data Integrity Using ArcGIS Pro here
  • Introduction to Regression Analysis here
  • The Systems Approach to ArcGIS: An Introduction here
  • ArcGIS Roads and Highways: Managing Events in ArcGIS Pro here
  • Analyze Imagery with Raster Functions Using ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online here
  • Extracting Features with Deep Learning Using ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online here




Esri Events

  • 2024 Esri User Conference - San Diego, CA - 7/15 here
  • 2024 Esri Education Summit @ Esri UC – San Diego, CA – 7/13 here
  • 2024 Esri Defense and Intelligence Forum at UC - San Diego, CA - 7/16 here
  • 2024 Esri Energy Resources GIS Conference - Houston, TX - 4/24 here

Upcoming Webinars

  • Spatial Analytics to Unlock Customer Insights - 5/23 11 AM -12 PM PT here
  • AEC Community Webinar—Utilizing GIS in Architectural Design - 5/29 10-11 AM PT here
  • Leveraging AI in ArcGIS – A higher Education webinar – 6/6 10-11 AM PT here


Recorded Webinars


Esri Video

  • Maximize Field Efficiency with ArcGIS Field Maps here
  • ArcGIS QuickCapture Introduction and What’s New Webinar Recording here
  • Learn How to Use Your Own Symbols in Map Viewer: April 2024 here
  • Progress Your Equity Strategy by Creating a Location Strategy here
  • Mapping With Drones here
  • Explore Indoor GIS: The Science of Indoors here
  • 2024 Esri Developer Summit here


ArcGIS Blog


ArcGIS Business Analyst

  • Upcoming data deprecation in ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App and ArcGIS Community Analyst (June 2024 release) here
  • Learn about infographics in ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App and Community Analyst here
  • Modify an existing infographic template in ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App and Community Analyst here
  • Identify the best location for an urgent care center here

ArcGIS Enterprise

  • Podcast 9- Mohan Punnam, Esri; An exploration from macro to micro GIS here
  • Podcast 7- Mark Sanders, Entergy; It’s easy to be passionate about GIS. here
  • Podcast 6- Dave Crawford, Esri;  It’s all about a solid plan. here
  • Podcast 5- Diana Benedict, Denver Water; Real-time data is out there and it’s everywhere. here

ArcGIS Experience Builder

  • ArcGIS Experience Builder Showcased Web Apps of 2023 here

ArcGIS Field Maps

  • Use Arcade in Field Maps Designer here

ArcGIS for AutoCAD

  • Version 430.1 of ArcGIS for AutoCAD (May 2024) adds support for AutoCAD 2025 and Civil 3D 2025 here

ArcGIS Hub

  • Empowering Communities with Open Data here
  • Engaging Volunteers for a Cause here
  • A Hub for Collaboration and Engagement here
  • Introducing the Engagement Matters Podcast here

ArcGIS Indoors

  • Indoor GIS: Easy Indoor Map Creation Webinar Q&A here


  • ETH Zurich Creates a Smart Campus with Indoor GIS here

ArcGIS Living Atlas

  • Esri joins Overture Maps Foundation here
  • High resolution data updates to Living Atlas World Elevation Layers (April 2024) here
  • Global Land Cover Updates here

ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript

  • Watercolor your city (on the web, no paint involved) here

ArcGIS Maps SDK for Unity

  • Announcing ArcGIS Maps SDK 1.5 for Unity here

ArcGIS Maps SDK for Unreal Engine

  • Announcing ArcGIS Maps SDK 1.5 for Unreal Engine here

ArcGIS Monitor

  • ArcGIS Monitor: Analysis Elements for Enterprise portal content here
  • ArcGIS Monitor: Analysis Elements for Enterprise portal performance here

ArcGIS Online

  • Basemap Releases Include Over 300 New and Updated Communities here
  • Tighten Up Your Edits with Editing Constraints in ArcGIS Online here
  • Configure a locator view for your organization here
  • Configure layer attribute search in maps and apps here
  • Map your view! Create and style a viewshed in ArcGIS Online here
  • Pop-ups: text element essentials here
  • Points of light: illuminating a map with data here
  • Add Google Drive files to your ArcGIS Online maps and content here
  • Pop-ups: tips for adding photos and images here
  • Pop-ups: use color in text elements here
  • Adding and using photos and images in ArcGIS Online here

ArcGIS Pro

  • Drawing a Blank? Understanding Drawing Alerts in ArcGIS Pro here
  • Video Multiplexer Tips and Tricks here
  • Multi-Scale Contour Styling in ArcGIS Pro here
  • Export Symbols and Style Items from ArcGIS Pro here
  • May I Borrow That Idea? - Pasting Feature Layer Properties here
  • Boosting the Model: The Enhancement in the Forest-based and Boosted Classification and Regression tool here

ArcGIS Solutions

  • Smooth riding with the Road Closures solution here
  • City of Haysville solves problems with the Citizen Problem Reporter solution here

ArcGIS StoryMaps

  • Crafting conservation stories - protecting our planet, one story at a time here
  • Celebrating the science of dark skies through storytelling here
  • Exploring the eclipse with Map Viewer analysis here

ArcGIS Survey123

  • Combine, Visualize, and Analyze Responses from Participatory Mapping here

ArcGIS Trust Center

  • Portal for ArcGIS Security 2024 Update 1 released here

ArcGIS Urban

  • ArcGIS Urban Coming to ArcGIS Enterprise 11.3 here


  • Announcing the new ArcGIS Maps SDK for Flutter beta here
  • ArcGIS Geocoding Service - March Release Highlights here


  • Important Notice for ArcMap Users with Subscription Licenses here


Esri Community


ArcGIS Dashboards

Dashboards That Pop: No Selection? No Problem! here

Dashboards That Pop: Advanced Formatting Troubleshooting here

ArcGIS Enterprise

ArcGIS Enterprise Analysis with System Log Parser: Understanding Anonymous Entries for the User Name (Beginner) here

ArcGIS Experience Builder

Experience Builder Resources to Help You Maximize Your App Creation Process here

ArcGIS Velocity

Using Arcade TrackGeometryWindow Function in ArcGIS Velocity to convert point geometry to location history polylines here


TelUC Bits & Bytes Newsletter - March 2024 here

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.