ArcGIS Pro 2.1 Has Been Released!

ArcGIS Pro 2.1, Esri’s flagship 64-bit desktop GIS, has been released and is available. Now is the perfect time to migrate to ArcGIS Pro.

ArcGIS Pro 2.1 is a big release that brings a slew of new features and functionality. It adds and improves your highly requested workflows, features new innovations that take advantage of ArcGIS Pro’s unique 3D and 64-bit environment, and connects your desktop more tightly with the rest of the ArcGIS platform.

Highly Requested Workflows

If-then-else branching logic tools in ModelBuilder

Branching logic helps your build more effective models in ModelBuilder

Your favorite workflows are now easier and more powerful in ArcGIS Pro 2.1.

  • Work faster by dragging and dropping (or copying and pasting) your maps and data across multiple instances of ArcGIS Pro.
  • Bring choices to your ModelBuilder models using the new if-then-else branching logic tools.
  • Create more effective vector tiles using attribute-driven symbology and symbology that varies by transparency, color, rotation, or size.
  • Take ArcGIS Pro into the field with offline maps.
  • Gather a variety of marketing analytics to give your business a geographically intelligent edge using ArcGIS Business Analyst for ArcGIS Pro.

Unique Innovations

Interactive 3D Viewshed Analysis in ArcGIS Pro

The new interactive 3D exploratory analysis tools enable quick visual analysis

ArcGIS Pro 2.1 features unique innovations that cannot be found in any other desktop GIS.

  • Precisely edit, snap, and work with your data using the new 3D editing grid.
  • Your layouts are more useful and powerful than ever with embeddable dynamic interactive tables.
  • Do quick visual interactive 3D exploratory analysis using the new Line of Sight, Viewshed, and View Dome tools.
  • Improve your analytics when exploring an attribute table by getting statistics for your numeric attribute fields and generate a histogram of the distribution.
  • Turn ArcGIS Pro into an image analysis workstation with the ArcGIS Image Analyst Extension and reveal the potential in every pixel.
  • Get more done with the 252 new geoprocessing tools added for ArcGIS Pro 2.1.

ArcGIS Platform Integration

ArcGIS Pro 2.1 works better with the rest of the ArcGIS platform, including ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise, and Esri’s vast library of ready-to-use apps. Your cross-platform workflows are now easier and more powerful than ever.

  • Enhancements for your expressions written in Arcade for feature elevation, display fields, attribute-driven symbols, field calculations, and extrusion.
  • Directly share your web scene layers to ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise 10.6.
  • Share your custom styles, such as those that use 3D model markers, to ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise for use in the scene viewer.
  • Enable geodatabases on SAP HANA databases from Pro.
  • Take advantage of the PostGIS geography type used to store spatial data in PostgreSQL databases.

Get the full details on what’s new in ArcGIS Pro 2.1.

See a video demo of what’s new in ArcGIS Pro 2.1.

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  1. gwpconsult says:

    Looks great – I’ve been happily using ArcGIS Pro for some time now.

    One thing, as per an update this morning, ecw formats seem to be no longer supported?

  2. nfazer_midlandcounty says:

    I checked with support on ECW as I ran into that too. Here’s what I got:
    Well apparently ECW drivers are not added in the new release of ArcGIS Pro. But this will come and we plan to document it in Q1 2018.

  3. marhensa says:

    can’t open ECW imagery.. thumbs down!

  4. This is a known issue. Compatible drivers for ECW support were not available by release. We hope to include ECW support in a future update. ECW support is still available in ArcGIS Pro 2.0 and ArcMap 10.5.1.

  5. droberts_rsk_epd says:

    Has anyone had any issues with the ‘create map tile package’ tool since upgrading to the latest version of ArcPro?

    I use this tool to export aerial imagery tile packages to be used on tablet devices using collector.

    Since upgrading, I now get the error ‘Layer type is not supported: Map/World Imagery’ when trying to tile package Esri’s default aerial imagery.

    I successfully ran this tool last week before the update, so I went back into the ArcPro document and ran the recent tools of the geo-processing window where it had previously successfully ran and now it comes up with the error.