ArcGIS Pro’s graphics layers are containers for graphic elements – geometric shapes, lines, points, text, or pictures. They provide a way to include simple notations on a map or layout that highlight particular areas or label places.
The sample's tools allow the user to add and update the status of these markups easily. The tools are generic and can be applied to several inspection workflows – COVID-19 tracing, Census taker home visits, local government senior services, etc.
Here are some of the highlights of the release with links to new documentation and resources.
Map Authoring API
Pro’s newGraphics Layerscapability provides users the ability to make graphic and text notations on a map or layout that highlight particular areas or label places, without creating features.
At 2.6, developers can now create and manage graphics layers in ArcGIS Pro. The SDK provides access to insert, update and delete graphic elements including text elements, as well as update their geometry and symbology. Developers can also manage element selection, grouping, alignment, distribution and ordering.
The Graphics Layers sample with custom tools available on a new tab:
Layer Snap Modes are a new editing capability at 2.6. Developers can now provide improved snapping control by setting the target layer of interest, building additional accuracy and efficiency into custom editing workflows.
Developers can test thepre-releaseParcel Fabric API, first available at 2.5, for building of record-driven workflows with parcel-aware editing capabilities. There are new methods for testing layer participation in parcel fabric and creating and clearing parcel records. More information is available in theProConcepts Parcel Fabricdocument and codesnippets.
As always, we invite you to send us your feedback and needs for the Pro SDK. Let us know, find out more and collaborate with others here in theGeoNet Pro SDK Group. The group allows developers an opportunity to ask technical questions and search for answers on existing threads, and provide feedback on the SDK. We look forward to hearing about your new work with 2.6!
For more information on all the exciting updates in ArcGIS Pro 2.6, see theWhat’s New in ArcGIS Pro page, which also includes the video below with many highlights. It can give you lots of new ideas for using and extending Pro 2.6.