What's new ArcGIS 10.6

Exploring what’s new in ArcGIS 10.6

News by Michael Krome /

On 17 January, Esri announced the release of ArcGIS Enterprise 10.6. Together with recently announced licensing changes, this new release expands on the software’s key capabilities, including deploying mapping, analytics, data management from both Public and Private Cloud platforms, leveraging customised self-serve web delivery solutions.

ArcGIS 10.6 is now available for download to users currently on maintenance. Here’s a quick overview of the new features you can expect to find in the key components of the platform.

ArcGIS Enterprise

  • Share custom analytics – custom web tools allow you to expand the standard analysis tool palette, making custom analytics (such as modelling, aggregation and routing) more usable and accessible across your organisation.
  • Declutter your web maps – point clustering is an out-of-the box renderer that automatically clusters data points that have a close geographic proximity. In this way you can see general trends when zoomed out, and exact data points when zoomed in.
  • Replicate content among portals – save the time it takes to republish content or manage separate sources of your web maps, layers, and other content with distributed collaboration that allows you to securely share content to other web GIS portals.
  • Discover new ways to use the cloud – you can now generate and serve map and image service caches from cloud stores such as Amazon S3 and Microsoft Azure Storage.

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ArcGIS Online

  • Authoritative content – make it easier to find trusted items and discourage the use of outdated material by designating content as either authoritative or deprecated.
  • Defined areas of interest – limit access to your features by defining a particular area of interest for hosted feature layer views.
  • World Imagery Basemap – find additional sets of DigitalGlobe imagery for several countries and sub-meter resolution Basemap +Metro imagery for a few hundred cities around the world.
  • 3D – buildings and integrated mesh scene layers now load up to 50 percent faster. Also, measure distances in 3D between two points in Scene Viewer using a new interactive tool.
  • Insights for ArcGIS – Esri’s web-based data analytics workbench, is now available in ArcGIS Online. Its drag-and-drop interface makes working with spatial and non-spatial data simple.

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For a comprehensive run down on what’s new in 10.6 across the entire ArcGIS platform, you’ll find links to release announcements, ArcGIS blog posts and Esri resources here.

Our Take

ArcGIS 10.6 comes on the back of the 10.5.1 major software update which further optimises your processes and  operations with Public / Private Cloud deployment and thin client consumption. It delivers significant improvements to the ArcGIS platform’s overall performance, as well as functionality enhancements to geoprocessing, spatial analytics and the image analyst extension.

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