Tripp Corbin of eGIS Associates, Inc. has shared an interesting update with the community (via a popular discussion list) that provides a quick look at what’s new at ArcGIS 10.3 – thanks Tripp!
So what are some of the major enhancement Esri has made to ArcGIS Pro 1.3?
Key Improvements to ArcGIS Pro 1.3
- Greater support for KML – You can add KML layers to your maps and scenes. KMLs can be labeled and displayed in 3D within a 3D Map.
- Geodatabase & Map Topology – Esri has finally added support for Geodatabase & Map Topologies. This is a major step in making ArcGIS Pro capable of being a primary desktop GIS Application. You can validate topology, fix errors and use topology edit tools.
- Locate Pane – The locate pane is similar to the Find tool in ArcMap. You can now use this to search for features using locally hosted data as well as remotely hosted or web data
- Improved Symbology support – ArcGIS Pro 1.3 now supports proportional symbology. You can also configure a layer to show different symbology at different scales. 3D Procedural symbology is now supported for points.
- Charts – Charts are now supported in ArcGIS Pro. You can create bar, histogram, Scatter Plot and Line Charts in ArcGIS Pro 1.3. These can be added to layouts.
- New Raster capability – Several new tools have been added for increased raster capability. You can now generate a raster from a raster function. You can also create a mobile mosaic dataset from a traditional mosaic dataset. Esri has also added an Image Classification Wizard which makes use of image classification best methods to help you more easily classify rasters.
- Python – ArcGIS Pro 1.3 can now use conda for packaging Python libraries. This allows support of python under multiple Python environments. You no longer need to install a separate Python install to get the full python capability with ArcGIS Pro 1.3 as you did with past versions. Python toolboxes can now be encrypted and decrypted as well.
As you can see ArcGIS Pro is a big step forward. Esri has added many key improvements to continue down the road of making ArcGIS Pro ready for full time use. For a complete list of what’s new in ArcGIS Pro 1.3 please go tohttps://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/get-started/whats-new-in-arcgis-pro-1-3.htm.