gis-l: RE: GIS at FDEP and Windows 10

Muldoon, Kathryn Kathryn.Muldoon at
Wed Oct 14 09:57:05 EDT 2015


If all our operating systems are going to be automatically migrated to Window 10.0, then how do we opt out?  Does OTIS keep a list of GIS users? Do we need to ensure that our names are on a list?
Please advise.


From: gis-l-bounces at [mailto:gis-l-bounces at] On Behalf Of Jackson, Kimberly D.
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 9:49 AM
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Cc: Courson, Cynthia; Wanner, Farrah; Wheeler, Joanie; Zoghbi, Antony
Subject: gis-l: GIS at FDEP and Windows 10

Good morning!

This e-mail is in reference to the Windows 10 upgrade.  Please be aware that ArcGIS Desktop 10.2.2 is not supported by ESRI<> for Windows 10  (10.3.1 is supported).   ArcPro is not currently supported for Windows 10 either. Today, we are using ArcGIS Desktop version 10.2.2, enterprise wide.  We are working with ESRI to resolve a glitch that currently prevents us from migrating to ArcGIS Desktop 10.3.  We feel confident that 10.3 issues will be resolved in the near term.

Last week, AJ and the Tier II staff provided us with a separate test machine with Windows 10.  Gary has been very busy testing out Map Direct Lite and the embedded maps in the new Edge browser.  He has already documented, that in September, 4% of Map Direct users are on Windows 10, and 2% are using Edge.  If you would like to test any of your GIS related apps or try the browser on our test machine, please let me know.

April has been coordinating with Systems and ESRI to identify any issues with a migration to 10.  As of today, after discussions with support staff, we are recommending that GIS users DO NOT migrate to Windows 10.  AJ and his team are aware of this and have access to the Approved User list<> to identify GIS staff.  Because of our Statewide responsibilities, we cannot support versions of desktop on Windows 10 that are "out of support with ESRI".  I have high hopes that ESRI will remedy this situation long before July 1st, 2016.  In the meantime, please contact me if you have a specific need for the windows 10 OS and GIS.

As always, thank you for your patience as we work through this latest migration.

Regards.  Kim

Kimberly Jackson, GISP
GIS Program Coordinator
Office of Technology and Information Services
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 6520
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400

FDEP GIS Data Directory<>
FDEP Interactive Map Gallery<>

phone: (850) 245-8296
internal phone: (58296)
e-mail: kimberly.d.jackson at

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