5Things on Friday 38 – ArcGIS Pro 2.0, Deprecation Plans, Drone Safety Act and more

Time again for another summer edition of 5Things on Friday. This week we share 5 geo tips including: a look at what’s coming with ArcGIS Pro 2.0, details of a proposed Drone Safety Act,Deprecation plans with ArcGIS 10.5.1, a fun Disney Map Book, and an amazing webmap that tracks over 2,000 satellites. Got a tip for a future edition? Please share with us in a comment below or on Twitter @geojobegis

ArcGIS Pro 2.0 Announced

ArcGIS Pro 2.0, Esri’s next-generation desktop GIS, has been released and is available from My Esri – recall, ArcGIS Pro is the future for Esri product development and all efforts will be going into it moving forward. From Esri… ArcGIS Pro 2.0 brings more of your highly requested workflows to the table, features new innovations not available in any other desktop GIS. With Pro 2.0 you can Easily explore your 3D landscapes with the new innovative 3D navigation controls and sync the views of your 3D and 2D maps. What is ArcGIS Pro??  See HERE for more

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Safe drone Act

Four U.S. senators have rolled out a bipartisan bill designed to advance the development of the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry and ensure the U.S. keeps pace in the development and implementation of the technology. The Safe DRONE Act of 2017 is being introduced by U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner, D-Va.; John Hoeven, R-N.D.. and others. The Safe DRONE Act of 2017 will ensure that the United States keeps pace in the development and implementation of unmanned technology.

safe drone act

Deprecated Features Plan ArcGIS 10.5.1

This blog post from Esri provides the latest updates regarding deprecated features in the recent release of ArcGIS 10.5.1.The purpose of the Deprecated Features for ArcGIS document is to provide as much advanced notice as possible regarding these changes. For more information on Esri’s plans for deprecating features, refer to the following PDF document, Deprecated Features for ArcGIS 10.5.1
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Book – Mapping Disney Theme Parks

Here’s a fun little nugget for you cartography buffs and Disney fans out there. Maps of the Disney Parks are more than just atlases used by guests to find their way to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. They are snapshots of a place and time, relics treasured by collectors, and gorgeous pieces of artwork. In fact, it was a map-imagined by Walt Disney and drawn by Herbert Ryman-that was used to sell the idea of Disneyland to investors. This book looks pretty darned cool!

Maps of the Disney Parks

The Satellite Map

This one from Esri comes via their “Maps we Love” series, sharing amazing maps and webmaps from users around the World.  As you explore the map, its design gives clarity to what seemed like an unorganized pattern. We love that when you click on a satellite you see its path of orbit and 24-hour trajectory shadow. At first sight, this map simply shows the current location of approximately 1,250 satellites. The app uses the satellite-js (on GitHub) JavaScript library to convert a satellite’s positional data into a geographic location.

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