What’s New in ArcMap 10.6

ArcMap 10.6 is primarily a quality improvement release focused on increasing performance and fixing bugs.

Updates to ArcMap 10.6 include

  • New and updated 3D Analyst tools for working with LAS datasets.
  • New Network Analyst tools for creating network dataset layers from other layers and templates.
  • Support for the PostGIS geography type to store spatial data in PostgreSQL databases and geodatabases.

See what’s new in ArcMap 10.6.

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  1. Zachary Henderson says:

    It is unfortunate that ArcMap 10.6 does not have ECW image support yet. It sounds like this will be added in Q1 of 2018 as a patch or add-on (maybe through ERDAS?).

  2. scotts766 says:

    I agree with Zachary. A huge part of my mapping relies on ECW files. I found out the hard way that these files are not supported. I had to contact ESRI support to help me uninstall 10.6 and reinstall 10.5. This took an hour or so. I hope ECW support is brought back.

  3. bodstrup says:

    ecw support is needed. All 2017 Orto photos of Denmark are in .ecw format, just lost support for that in both ArcGIS Pro and ArcMap.

  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. lancma says:

    Unbelievable. You think some kind of warning would be posted before installing 10.6 that doing so will cost you being able to use ECW format aerials. Imagine my surprise when I loaded a map, and the aerial didn’t show. Now, I have to uninstall 10.6 and reinstall 10.5.1. What a waste of time. Why would ESRI release 10.6 as a full, stable version if it doesn’t have all compatible drivers?

  6. acadtech says:

    Where do I find an updater?