Esri UC 2020: Featured Products of the Plenary

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From the GeoExperience Center at Esri’s headquarters in Redlands, California, Esri staff demonstrated new products and capabilities from the ArcGIS Platform. Here is a brief summary of the demos, the products, product communities, and links to videos to see the demos again from the 2020 Esri User Conference



Day 1

ArcGIS Online Map Viewer Beta

Madeline Schueren welcomes viewers to the GeoExperience Center and proceeds to present the ArcGIS Online Map Viewer that you can access now through ArcGIS Online‌.


With Map Viewer Beta, users can quickly create map visualizations with the power of ArcGIS API for JavaScript. Madeline was able to show the diverse demographics of Los Angeles by applying colorblind-friendly gradients, palettes specifically designed for dark backgrounds, and by mapping with dot density. In a map of the City of Philadelphia, she demonstrated clustering, custom label attributes, and filtering capabilities.


Take a look at the use of the cartographic blending feature in the last map, where she was able to create vivid imagery of terrain and population data.


Watch: ArcGIS Online Map Viewer (7:20)


Suitability Modeling


Suitability ModelingIn ArcGIS Pro, Juhan Yoon demonstrated a new way to spark learning of spatial analysis through a new suitability modeling tool. Juhan performed the task to find additional land to produce coffee in Hawaii by collecting layers with pertinent data. After visualizing options and applying numerical scoring, Juhan optimized the results and created a new map to demonstrate the Gaussian function for locating wet and dry soil.


Watch: ArcGIS Pro Suitability Modeler (5:38)


ArcGIS Pro 3D Voxels


3D Voxels



Ivonne Seler demonstrated the 3D Voxels capability coming with ArcGIS Pro 2.6. With 3D Voxels, data is stored in 3-dimensional cubes for data analysis. Ivonne uses the example of carbon monoxide concentrations to show the capability and slices into 3D data for further analysis.






3D VoxelsIn another example, Ivonne analyzes soil information that could be impactful to construction companies in the Netherlands. Through 500 million voxel cubes, Ivonne exaggerated the data to locate high concentration areas of a particular soil. See the full demo for this and another example that visualizes temperature levels in the Atlantic Ocean.


Watch: ArcGIS Pro 3D Vexels (3:51)


Day 2

ArcGIS Pro


Additional functionality from ArcGIS Pro featured in the Plenary included custom map graphics, the Least Square Adjustment tool for parcel data management, integration with Autodesk BIM 360, the Utility Network and Non-spatial objects feature, spatial analysis and geoprocessing functionality, and the Locate XT extension.


Custom Graphics in ArcGIS Pro


To kick off the features segment of ArcGIS Pro, Michelle Viengvilay created a map of the Galapagos Islands. She enhanced the map by adding a custom graphics layer featuring the currents, a custom label of the map, and additional details.




Parcel Management in ArcGIS ProThe next capability was a new feature for parcel fabric management. Jason Camerano used the Least Square Adjustment Tool to help quality check parcel data in a town in Texas and increased the accuracy of spatial points for a county in Wisconsin.


Autodesk BIM 360 will be integrated with ArcGIS Pro, improving collaboration and productivity for GIS teams. With the integration, you can work with different file types and incorporate Utility Network data.


Delison da Silva used Utility Network and the non-spatial object capability to help a telecommunications team track their equipment with unique non-spatial features.


Spatial Analysis and GeoprocessingFor spatial analysis and geoprocessing, Ankita Bakshi showed two new capabilities: Colocation analysis and spider diagrams that show origin destination links.


Kenyon Huber-Wilker showed how Locate XT, an extension for ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Enterprise, can extract data from a large set of unstructured documents, format the text, and adjust the text for language and timestamps. See the video to see these six features in action. 


Watch ArcGIS Pro: Six New Capabilities (15:17)



Site Scan for ArcGIS


Site Scan for ArcGIS
Site Scan enables users to manage their drone data, flight plan, image processing, and analysis as an “end-to-end” solution for drone workflows. Jeremiah Johnson introduces the product and performs a full drone launch in this demo using the solution.


Watch: Site Scan for ArcGIS (3:28)




Imagery and Remote Sensing


Imagery and Remote SensingJulia Lenhardt showed how raster analysis features could determine changes in land imagery with the Continuous Change Detection Tool. For predictive raster analysis, Vinay Viswambharan, demonstrated a workflow with a few steps. Vinay uses the trend analysis tool, applies a new prediction tool, creates a temporal profile, and produces a time-series map to show the prediction in temperature changes.


Watch: Imagery & Remote Sensing (6:44)




Analytics IoT

ArcGIS Analytics for IoT

Using a current project with the State of California and Esri, Suzanne Foss shared a project where she mapped the real-time data of vehicles and trucks, and enhanced reporting on activities by setting e-mail notifications for specific events.


Watch: ArcGIS Analytics for IoT (4:38)





Artificial Intelligence Deep LearningArtificial Intelligence and Deep Learning


Fifteen deep learning models are available through ArcGIS API for Python. Follow Shannon Kalisky in this demo as she goes through steps to create a deep learning model. This capability will be coming to 3D Base Map Solutions for Local Government.


Watch: AI & Deep Learning (4:03)




ArcGIS Experience Builder



Build an app solution with the tools and features of ArcGIS Experience Builder. Kenyon Huber-Wilker walks through creating a custom solution with ArcGIS Survey123, ArcGIS Dashboards, ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World, and ArcGIS StoryMaps for a disaster response communications hub.


Watch: ArcGIS Experience Builder (6:52)


Day 3

Living Atlas of the World - GeoCards


ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World - Indicators of the Planet (GeoCards)


Bernie Szukalski presented, GeoCards, a product that can be seen in the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World Indicators of the Planet. GeoCards help summarize key data and indicators of content that can be used with ArcGIS Experience Builder and ArcGIS StoryMaps. Get a glimpse of how it was used in ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World and learn how you can use and incorporate these cards in your next project.


Watch: A Global GIS, Jack Dangermond (19:54)



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