Unveiling the new ArcGIS Professional Application with Jim McKinney and Jack Dangermond

Jim McKinney discusses the new ArcGIS Professional application.

Jun 28th, 2014

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00:01It's been an amazing morning.

00:03We've seen the transformation of lots of organization.

00:07Bringing it all together - the where, the why, and the here.

00:12With web GIS, we now have the power to broadcast our messages of geographic understanding to the world.

00:20Now, for our last presentation, we want to take you into the future, to a new professional GIS application built for you.

00:30Please welcome back to the stage Jim McKinney.

00:35Hello, again, everyone.

00:38And it's my pleasure on behalf of the software development team to introduce you to ArcGIS Professional.

00:43While designing and building ArcGIS Pro, we have some critical goals.

00:48And here's a few of them.

00:50The most important goal, build what you've been asking for, be it on ideas that ArcGIS.com or enhancement requests...

01:00...or speaking face-to-face at events and conferences...

01:03...we want to make sure that this is really valuable for you in your critical workflows.

01:08Another one is build a 64-bit application, finally, with super-fast display and integrated 2D and 3D views...

01:19...a new contextual user experience only showing tools when you need them...

01:25...powerful spatial analysis and editing capabilities, tight integration with Esri solutions...

01:31...ArcGIS Online, and Portal for ArcGIS; and simplify the interface and the application wherever we can.

01:42So, let's take a look at it.

01:46And this is a beautiful map with data provided by the City and County of Denver.

01:53Zoom in here, hey - Denver?

01:59That's great that they provided us.

02:01You can see nice smooth, fluid panning capability in the application.

02:05This is a very large dataset. Very nice.

02:08It is a ribbon-based application, and it has tabs.

02:12This is the Home tab, where I provide or where I navigate, work with my bookmarks, identify features.

02:19There's an Analysis tab, familiar Python window, ModelBuilder, all your geoprocessing tools...

02:25...accessing geoprocessing services online in the application.

02:30Editing tab where I create my features, manage my feature templates, manage my snapping environments...

02:35...really everything I need to create my data authoritatively.

02:41And also, it is a multiview application.

02:47So here are two views that are sitting next to each other, side by side.

02:51This one on the right is a little special in that it's 3D.

03:05I'll zoom in here one more time.

03:08This actually gives us a really great look at the buildings provided by CyberCity 3D with help from Sanborn.

03:13Now I can work with these views independently, but also, it's really valuable for comparative visualization analysis...

03:21...is that I can link them together.

03:26Let's take a look at some other views.

03:28This is looking west out over Denver toward the Rocky Mountains.

03:32Notice this intersection right here where we have five streets coming together.

03:38And another view of a very unique building downtown - happens to be a courthouse.

03:43So, interactive linked 2D and 3D views.

03:48If I want to work with them - you can clap, that's cool.

03:54If I want to unlink them, I just unlink them.

03:56And also, any view inside this application, you can float it and you can drag it to another monitor for independent use.

04:04You can minimize these or you can just close them.

04:10So when I'm introducing ArcGIS Professional to people for the first time, I really hear the same three questions.

04:16And those questions are - the first question is, Will it work with ArcMap?

04:22The answer to that question is yes.

04:25Here's ArcMap running side by side with ArcGIS Professional.

04:28This isn't a screen shot.

04:29This is really ArcMap, and it's been running the whole time.

04:33The second question is, How do I get started with the application?

04:37Well, that's pretty simple, too.

04:39I go to Project Import; select a map, scene, or globe document; and import it.

04:45This takes features from my MXD or my other documents and creates an ArcGIS Professional project...

04:51...and a project is simply a file where your maps, your layers, and references to your data exist.

04:57So here's a map, the exact same map that ArcMap's running that we just pulled into ArcGIS Professional.

05:03It's that simple.

05:06The other question I hear is, Well, what else is new in the application?

05:11And there's lots of things that are new, and I've shown you a few already.

05:15But what's really important is there's lots of things that are familiar and simplified.

05:22If you can use ArcMap, you can use ArcGIS Professional.

05:26And a great example of this is labeling.

05:34So Denver has lots of alternative modes of transportation like downtown where you can rent these bicycles, which is pretty cool.

05:43And I see the symbols, but I don't see the labels.

05:46I just turn the labels on. I go to my labeling tab, select a text symbol.

05:53This one happens to be a halo.

05:56It's really nice to be able to preview your fonts finally, don't you think?

06:05Change the size. So notice, everything was happening dynamically.

06:10As soon as I changed a parameter, the labels changed.

06:15So I'll go ahead and label the light-rail station, select a background symbol that's blue, again, select a font, a size.

06:30There's a little overposting between the symbol and the label.

06:34We'll apply a little basic offset. And just that simple.

06:39We have made a pretty complex operation that is labeling much simpler by reducing the number of dialogs...

06:47...that you need to go through.

06:48Everything you need to label in one tab. Thanks.

06:56So now that I've labeled a map, I may want to print it.

07:01Paper's still important, right?

07:02We've got a beautiful set of maps that everyone makes.

07:07Here's a map layout that I imported from that MXD, and we can see the map elements on the left. It's a very nice basic map.

07:15But what's a little more interesting is creating a new layout.

07:21And - we've got claps already, multiple maps, multiple layouts, one application. Thanks.

07:33Let me show you how simple it is to actually put data in this map.

07:37Select the data, map frame. I'll use a circle.

07:46When I activate that map frame, I have full navigation capability of my application.

07:56I'll zoom down to the civic center.

08:03Close that guy, and I'll insert one more map frame.

08:19This one is a little special in that it's 3D. Come on.

08:30You know, the problem with the Internet is everybody wants to use it. I just want to use it.

08:36So, 3D maps in your layouts, multiple layouts, multiple maps. Thank you.

08:49You can see it streaming in here. So I'll close these maps.

08:56We'll talk a little bit about editing, and I'll open up another editing map.

09:04So this is a typical sewer network that many urban areas have.

09:10I want to create features. There's lots of features to create in this dataset.

09:13It's really nice just to be able to select the features.

09:16So I'm going to select a PVC main with a manhole.

09:20Turn on snapping, select the manhole.

09:29I think I'll select this parcel face to run my line parallel to.

09:35What was interesting about that edit?

09:37With one edit operation, I created two features. I created the main and the manhole.

09:44Let's take a look at this again, just so you - this is a service line with a tap.

09:48So I'll start from a building, tap into the main, start from building, tap into the main.

09:54So with one operation, I'm creating multiple features.

09:59This is called grouped feature templates. More features, less clicks. Thanks.

10:10And the last thing I'd like to show is a little bit about 3D editing.

10:16We've just finished a major development with interactive 3D editing with a great application feedback and handles.

10:23So here's an open space in downtown Denver, and I want to add a feature.

10:28It happens to be a building. In this case, I simply start editing, little bit of geodesign.

10:43Now that I've created this feature, I have these really nice handles to move it around or scale it horizontally or vertically...

10:56...rotate it - many handles with interactive feedback as you're doing 3D editing.

11:03So I can continue to work with this building, adding in the floors.

11:09I'll zoom in here a little bit.

11:12And the features that I want to add now are address points.

11:18We'll turn on snapping.

11:21Watch for the nice feedback for the features that I'm interactively hitting.

11:26I'll add address 505, 1010, and interactive 3D snapping.

11:37Let's put the addresses on the correct floors where they should reside. Thanks.

11:45One more quick thing to show you, and now that I've put the address, apartment 1010, if you will...

11:54...I'd like to know the visible skyline from this address, and we do that with analysis.

12:00Bring up my Geoprocessing pane.

12:02This is a brand new design of the Geoprocessing pane.

12:06All of your parameter input, running your tools, getting your tool history, all in one pane.

12:13No more GP tools covering up my maps.

12:17And I can also search, of course, for tools.

12:21Search for the Skyline Barrier tool, input my parameters, run it, and there's your answer.

12:41The skyline view from apartment 1010 is shown in blue.

12:45It's just that simple.

12:47So in ending, ArcGIS Professional, it's a new application, but it's very familiar.

12:53It's optimized. It's powerful. It's the next generation of ArcGIS Desktop. Thank you very much.

13:05Thanks, Jim. Thanks.

13:08It's really exciting stuff.

13:12On behalf of myself and John and all of our colleagues here at Esri, we want to thank you so much for a wonderful morning.

13:19And at this point, we're going to break for lunch.

13:21We'll be back in this room at two o'clock for what promises to be an amazing lineup.

13:26We have inspirational and transformational speakers.

13:29So thank you very much, and we'll see you soon.

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