Robert Garrity

Robert Garrity
In 2007, I joined Esri's Network Analyst team as a product engineer to help design, test, and document software and web services related to transportation networks, including road and indoor pedestrian networks. Since 2015, I have served as documentation lead for ArcGIS Pro and ArcMap.

Recent Posts

What’s new in ArcGIS Pro 2.0: A video tour


Watch the video above and let the Esri software development teams who build ArcGIS Pro take you on a grand tour of what’s new in the 2.0 release. To produce this video, each team chose new functionality they thought you … Continue reading

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What’s new in ArcGIS Pro 1.4 (Esri internal video)

What's new at Pro 1.4

This past December, representatives of the ArcGIS Pro development team were tasked with recording 30-second videos demonstrating highlights of what they created in ArcGIS Pro 1.4. The short videos would be assembled into a longer video for internal use. The … Continue reading

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Hands-on experience with geodatabase topologies (ArcGIS Pro 1.3)


This blog post will give you a brief hands-on experience with geodatabase topologies in ArcGIS Pro 1.3. Geodatabase topologies were introduced in ArcGIS Pro with yesterday’s 1.3 release. In general terms, they model spatial relationships and allow you to perform actions … Continue reading

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Hands-on experience with Locate Features (ArcGIS Pro 1.3)

The needle in the haystack

Finding a specific feature on a map sometimes feels like searching for a needle in a haystack, especially when working with many features or with features that are dispersed over a large area. However, starting at version 1.3, this task … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Pro turns 1.3 today

ArcGIS Pro turns 1.3

See what’s new in today’s release of ArcGIS Pro 1.3, find out how to get the software, and learn how to use it. What’s new at ArcGIS Pro 1.3 The latest release number is 1.3, but in software development years, … Continue reading

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Where can you go in that electric car?

Map of 35 mile, round trip driving range

Determining whether an electric car is practical for you is likely to depend heavily on its range. Can the car make it to your work and back home on a single charge? Would it be able to reach your favorite … Continue reading

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Processing vendor street data into a network dataset

When you purchase commercial street data with the intent of using it in ArcGIS Network Analyst, you’ll need to create a network dataset if one isn’t already provided. And unless the street data is in the SDC format, it’s unlikely to include a network dataset.

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