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ArcGIS Pro is the latest professional desktop GIS application from Esri. With ArcGIS Pro, you can explore, visualize, and analyze data; create 2D maps and 3D scenes, and share your work to your ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise portal. It was released in February 2021.
It has the following features that make it more accessible and reliable to work with.
- It has a GNSS device location support, i.e you can connect a GNSS (GPS) device to ArcGIS Pro to view the location of your device in a map or scene. As you travel, the location of the device automatically updates in the view.
- The mobile geodatabase is a new type of geodatabase in ArcGIS Pro 2.7. As with other geodatabases, you can create mobile geodatabases to store geographic datasets, perform data modelling tasks, and use them as inputs to geoprocessing tools and scripts. The mobile geodatabase is stored in an SQLite database, which provides the following advantages such as, SQLite is a widely available, stable, and trusted database. SQLite is open source and in the public domain, so no licensing is required.
- It also consists of Layer and feature blending, making it possible to apply blending modes to layers in your map. For example, you can brighten or darken a layer to bring attention to the highs or lows of a map’s various ranges of colour.
- LInear Refrencingcan now creates a route from selected line features, calibrate a selected route using two or more specified calibration points, and define a portion of a linear route by tracing and clicking two points along the route.
- 3D object feature classes are stored in a file, enterprise, or mobile geodatabase. File geodatabase 3D object features can be opened and edited directly in a number of third-party modelling applications, including Maya and Blender.
- Another tool is the Movement tools use point track data to analyze and visualize the movement of objects in space and time. Point track data consists of time-sequenced point locations grouped by unique devices, such as GPS or other mobile devices.
- Collapsible headings are now supported.
- Autosave is now enabled.
- Notebook commands are now available using keyboard shortcuts, accessible through the mode switch of Esc and visible from the Notebook menus.
- Shell commands were partially enabled at ArcGIS Pro 2.6, but are now fully supported at ArcGIS Pro 2.7.
There are a whole lot of new features and upgraded tools to work with using ArcGIS Pro, update and See what’s new and improved in ArcGIS Pro 2.7.