shrug-l: ArcGIS 10.5 coming soon

Tripp Corbin tcorbin at
Mon Oct 10 09:56:08 EDT 2016

Good morning SHRUGGERS,

It is getting close to that time of the year again. Time for the release of
a new versions of ArcGIS. This time it will be 10.5. So when will this new
version be coming out?


According to Esri, it will be released in December. Of course as with all
new releases that is subject to change. However, Esri has been pretty good
about meeting release deadlines. My guess is they will release it even if
they have to drop some enhancements or improvements they had planned. So
what can we expect in this new release?


That is a good question. Sadly, I have not been able to find too much
information about what will be included in the new version. Here is what I
do know. 


ArcGIS 10.5 will include more name changes. However, unlike 10.0 which got
rid of our much beloved ArcView, ArcEditor and ArcInfo by replacing them
with Basic, Standard and Advanced, this new version name changes are
relatively minor. Esri is removing the "for" from the names of its products.
For example, ArcGIS for Desktop will now be called ArcGIS Desktop. Esri says
this is being done because of feedback from the user base. It will not
change any of the functionality or applications. ArcGIS Desktop will still
include ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcGIS Pro, ArcScene and ArcGlobe. 


A bigger change is ArcGIS Enterprise. ArcGIS Server is being renamed ArcGIS
Enterprise. This represents Esri's move to have a fully integrated suite of
enterprise solutions. However, ArcGIS Enterprise will not be limited to just
ArcGIS Server. It will include ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Portal, SDE, and so on.
One improvement to ArcGIS Server will be a new installation wizard for
configuring Web GIS. The new wizard is reported to be simpler to use.  


A big focus of ArcGIS 10.5 will be supporting Big Data. Initial reports show
Esri will be releasing at least three new tools to support the use and
analysis of Big Data, GeoAnalytics Server, Image Analytics Server and ArcGIS
GeoEvent Extension for Server. These three new products are designed to
enhance each other for increased analysis capability. They will be
accessible from ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Enterprise. For more information about
Esri's new focus on Big Data, you might want to go read these articles:




That is all I know about ArcGIS 10.5. I am sure it will also contain a
number of bug fixes and a new version of ArcGIS Pro. As I get more
information I will make sure I continue to share it. In the meantime make
sure you get registered for the SHRUG GIS Workshop and don't forget to sign
up for one of the great training classes that is being offered.  Go to for more information or to



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