The Esri team is continuing to refine and improve the data model for Communications Data Management on ArcGIS Utility Network Management. Use this thread to provide input on the requirements of the data model, capabilities of the telecom network, ask questions about the network, access early versions of data models, and stay up to date on the latest news.
|Network Data Models||Status||Last Updated||Software Requirements|
|Fiber, Coax, Copper, Wireless||Version 1.0 Released Nov. 2020||11/10/2020||Introduction to Communications Data Management for ArcGIS Enterprise—ArcGIS Solutions | Documentatio...|
|Fiber, Coax, Copper, Wireless||Version 1.1 - April 2021 Early Preview||4/7/2021|
- Esri Telecom Team
I am very excited about this new utility package, but we run ArcMap 10.6, and cannot access the mapx. Are there any plans to create a version for us non-Arc GIS Pro users? Thank you in advance!!!
Stephanie Finamore ArcGIS Utility Network Management only works with ArcGIS Enterprise and ArcGIS Pro. This new Comms Network Foundation data model was built on the utility network. A previous communications data model exists for the geometric network, which is ArcMap friendly, but all new development is going into this new model and the utility network.
Does the coax network foundation which is in development include interactive design capabilities? I mean, when I design a coax network can I do on-the-fly calculations on a set of frequencies (taking the loss / gain of the cables, line-equilizers, amplifiers, .... into account)? Or is it "just" an inventory?
You are right.
In this second Early Preview, we do have basic physical network elements (as you said it is a network inventory) for Coax and Copper networks such as fiber-to-coax/copper converter ports; coax/copper cables, etc. Speaking of the power and signal calculation during the design and planning phase would be what we categorize as the Logical Network Elements.
We are developing this data model to serve as a framework for our users and partners, who will take this foundation and customize it with additional logical components. For right now, we don't have a near plan to add those components yet, but we will keep our user community updated.
Thanks a lot! And let us know if there were any other questions.
Hi Joe, thank you for following the exciting development of the UN for telecommunications. To include all the new features and take advantage of some of the latest ArcGIS Pro development, our team has postponed the release date for the model. Currently, we are aiming at around the early-mid November timeframe.
And we will keep our user community posted on any updates.