The most recent releases of the ArcGIS for Defense solution include:

February 2017

  • Released the online documentation and GitHub repositories for Military Tools for ArcGIS.
  • Minor bug fixes, enhancements, and updates to the ArcGIS Solutions site.

January 2017

  • The long-awaited release of Military Tools for ArcGIS is finally here! Version 1.0.0 supports ArcGIS for Desktop 10.3.1 and later, Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS (Developer Edition) 2.2, and allows you to:
    • Input coordinates and quickly convert them between several standard formats
    • Dynamically create geodetic lines, circles, ellipses, and range rings
    • Conduct interactive linear and radial line-of-sight analysis
    • Quickly create standard military symbols in ArcGIS Pro
  • Certified the following templates for ArcGIS Pro 1.4:
    • Beach Landing
    • Military Overlay
    • Military Overlay Information Model
    • Observation Post
    • Range Dome Analysis
    • Visibility and Range
  • Minor bug fixes, enhancements, and updates to the ArcGIS Solutions site.

December 2016

  • Released the Gridded Reference Graphic Widget 1.0.0 for Web AppBuilder 2.2 (Developer Edition). The Gridded Reference Graphic Widget allows analysts to create rectangular grids for use in partitioning geographic areas of interest.
  • Released the Grid Overlay Widget 1.0.0 for Web AppBuilder 2.2 (Developer Edition). The Grid Overlay widget allows you to quickly render an MGRS grid using client-side resources in a web application.
  • Released the Visibility Widget 1.0.0 for Web AppBuilder 2.2 (Developer Edition) This widget allows you to conduct a radial line of sight, or set an angular viewshed. The Visibility widget is part of the Visibility component for Military Tools for ArcGIS.
  • Updated Distance and Direction 1.0.1 This includes updates to both the Distance and Direction Add-In for ArcMap and the Distance and Direction Widget. Updates include:
    • Constricting distance labels to two decimal points.
    • Lines now draw as arrows to indicate line direction.
    • Fixes bugs so graphics properly save as feature classes and KML.
  • Updated Military Overlay 1.1.0 with MIL-STD-2525B Change 2. This update expands the functionality of the template so that it is compatible with MIL-STD-2525B Change 2. There are now individual sets of maps, layouts, task items, geodatabases, and feature templates associated for both 2525D and 2525B Change 2. In addition, this update includes an updated Military Symbol Editor Add-In, which you can now set to work with either 2525D or 2525B Change 2. This update of the template is compatible with ArcGIS Pro 1.2.
  • Released Military Symbology Styles - The Military Symbology Styles are the ArcGIS for Defense .stylx files that can be used to create and configure military standard symbology in your maps and apps. These files can be used in custom applications on various platforms using the ArcGIS Runtime SDKs. While the Styles are included automatically in ArcGIS Pro and Enterprise, these pages may have more recent updates. If you have questions about specific symbols included in these .stylx files, you can raise an issue on our GitHub repository.
  • The ArcGIS Predictive Analysis tools are no longer available through this solution website. They are now available directly through Esri's Professional Services. For additional information or to request the Desktop Add-In or the web enabled version of the Predictive Analysis tools contact the ArcGIS Predictive Analysis Team.
  • The following solutions are now identified as reference implementations, or digital white papers. These are projects that demonstrate the ArcGIS Platform capabilities but are neither downloadable on our website or supported. We maintain the open-source code base in a GitHub repository. For more information, please contact us at defensesolutions@esri.com
    • Air C2 COP
    • Squad Leader
    • Vehicle Commander
  • We are transitioning some of our older or less-used solutions to Mature Support. This means that they are no longer available for download, but still supported. For more information, visit the Esri Product Lifecycle page.
    • Cross Country Mobility
    • Drop Zone Suitability
    • Engagement Area
    • GeoMessage Simulator
    • Helicopter Landing Zone
    • Image Observables
    • Import and Conversion Tools
    • Lines of Communication
    • Lodgment Planning
    • National Security Basemaps
    • Imagery Basemap
    • Scanned Maps Basemap
    • Patrol Data Capture
    • Point of Origin Detection
    • Range Cards
    • Rapid Damage Assessment
    • Solutions Geoprocessing Toolbox
    • Urban Mission Rehearsal
    • Vehicle Check Point
  • Minor bug fixes, enhancements, and updates to the ArcGIS Solutions site.

September 2016

  • Released Air C2 COP, 1.0.0 - A gallery of maps and apps and associated scripts for an Air Operations Officer to maintain a common operating picture for command and control in 2D/3D, including:
    • an Air Plan app that shows Operations Graphics over time.
    • a Recognized Air Picture app that displays the current situation with additional widgets.
    • an Operations Dashboard that displays and analyzes the current situation.
    • an Operations Brief that synchronizes the Air Tasking Order with other intelligence products.
  • Released Military Overlay Information Model, 2.0.0 - Includes bug fixes and is compatible with ArcGIS Pro 1.3.
  • Updated Military Overlay, with the inclusion of Known Issues.

June 2016

  • Announced the release of Military Tools for ArcGIS - a collection of new, mission-focused enhancements to simplify defense and intelligence workflows in ArcGIS. It will include:
    • Coordinate Conversion
    • Distance and Direction
    • Visibility
    • Military Symbology Editor
  • Released Coordinate Conversion, 1.0.0 - Coordinate Conversion allows analysts to input coordinates, quickly converting them between several common formats; including Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) and Military Grid Reference System (MGRS).
    • Analysts have the ability to:
      • Convert several coordinate formats in one dialog
      • Copy coordinates to support other applications
      • Customize output format for converted coordinates
    • Coordinate Conversion 1.0.0 is for ArcGIS Pro 1.2, ArcMap 10.3.1 and 10.4, and Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS (Developer Edition) 2.0.
  • Released Distance and Direction, 1.0.0 - Distance and Direction components allow analysts to quickly create multiple types of graphics to aid in decision making.
    • Analysts have the ability to:
      • Create geodesic lines, circles, and ellipses
      • Create features with known parameters or by interacting with the map
      • Calculate distance traveled based on time and rate
      • Create Range Rings
    • Distance and Direction 1.0.0 is for ArcGIS Pro 1.3, and ArcMap 10.3.1 through 10.4.1.
  • Released Visibility, 1.0.0 - Visibility components are created for the ArcGIS Platform, allowing analysts to better understand the terrain. Analysts can assess Linear and Radial Line of Sight. Visibility 1.0.0 is for ArcGIS Pro 1.3, and ArcMap 10.3.1 and 10.4.
  • Updated Military Overlay, 1.1.0 and 1.1.1 - The Military Overlay template includes workflows for creating and sharing military overlays and plans using MIL-STD-2525D Joint Standard Symbology. The template includes feature templates for creating pre-symbolized features, and task workflows for sharing layers with military symbology as web layers. Updated for version 1.1.0 is the inclusion of the Military Symbol Editor Add-in. This Add-In enables you to easily create and add military symbols directly to the map.
  • Added documentation for Military Features, 1.0.0, 2.0.0, 3.0.0, and 4.0.0 - The documentation for Military Features now includes links to the download locations for ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, and 10.4.
  • Certified the following templates for ArcGIS Pro 1.3:
    • Beach Landing
    • Coordinate Conversion
    • Image Change Detection
    • Military Overlay
    • Observation Post
    • Point of Origin Detection
    • Solutions Geoprocessing Toolbox
  • Minor bug fixes, enhancements, and updates to the ArcGIS Solutions site.

April 2016

  • Added documentation for Cross-Country Mobility, 2.0.0 - The Cross-Country Mobility (CCM) template, certified for ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop, contains tools for mounted and dismounted CCM analysis.
  • Added documentation for Drop Zone Suitability, 1.0.0 - The Drop Zone Suitability template, certified for ArcGIS 10.0 for Desktop, provides a tool to identify suitable areas for drop zones.
  • Added documentation for Helicopter Landing Zone, 4.0.0 - The Helicopter Landing Zone template, certified for ArcGIS 10.3 for Desktop, provides a tool to create two feature classes containing possible touchdown point circles and center points for a selected aircraft.
  • Added documentation for Point of Origin Detection, 5.0.1 - The Point of Origin Detection template, certified for ArcGIS Pro 1.1, helps depict the areas where incoming indirect fires may have originated. This is accomplished by plotting the minimum and maximum effective ranges of a known enemy weapon system as concentric rings around the points of impact. The areas of intersection of these rings show the potential area of origin.
  • Released Military Overlay, 1.0.0 - The Military Overlay template includes workflows for creating and sharing military overlays and plans using MIL-STD-2525D Joint Standard Symbology. The template includes feature templates for creating pre-symbolized features, and task workflows for sharing layers with military symbology as web layers.
  • Released Military Overlay Information Model, 1.0.0 - The Military Overlay Information Model is a schema-only layer package that consists of the Military Overlay geodatabase and corresponding feature templates. This functionality enables you to create features symbolized with MIL-STD-2525D symbology.
  • Updated Military Overlay, 1.0.1 - Updates and fixes to the Military Overlay Geodatabase.
  • Updated Clearing Operations to 5.0.0 - The Clearing Operations template supports area clearing operations with tools to systematically number structures and create custom Gridded Reference Graphics (GRG). This template includes tools and layers, notional sample data, and an example map product. New features include:
    • Updated for ArcGIS 10.4 for Desktop
    • Migrated template sample data to Monterey, CA
    • Improved symbology for Gridded Reference Graphics
    • Removed line-of-sight tools
    • Updated metadata
    • Several bug fixes

February 2016

  • Merged ArcGIS for the Military and ArcGIS for Intelligence into ArcGIS for Defense. In doing so, we re-categorized all of our maps and apps into three categories:
    • Command and Control (C2)
    • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)
    • Operational Readiness and Warfighter Support
  • Added documentation for Cross-Country Mobility, 3.0.0 - The Cross-Country Mobility (CCM) template contains tools for mounted and dismounted CCM analysis and certified for ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop.
  • Added documentation for Sun Position Analysis, 1.0.0 - The Sun Position Analysis template is used to perform hillshade analysis at specific dates, times, and locations. The output from this analysis can be used to visualize potential locations where the adversary can deploy personnel and equipment to evade detection from intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance assets and certified for ArcGIS 10.0 for Desktop.
  • Updated Compound Map to 5.0.0 - The Compound Map template lets you rapidly sketch a compound's perimeter defense features and key structures. Analysts use this template to digitize structures, vegetation, security measures, and more. The template also includes a tool to systematically number the structures for easy identification. New features include:
    • Support for ArcGIS 10.4 for Desktop
    • Migrated the template sample data to Monterey, CA
    • Improved the symbology for the Perimeter Defense and Structure layers
    • Removed the Road line feature
    • Added Layer Metadata
    • Minor bug fixes

December 2015

  • Updated Engagement Area, 4.0.0 - The Engagement Area template is a map document and attached file geodatabase for ArcMap that helps you step through the process of engagement area development; starting with delineating boundaries, identifying key terrain, anticipating enemy movement, planning obstacles and weapon systems, and finally coordinating direct fires and is now compatible with ArcGIS 10.3 for Desktop.
  • Minor enhancements and bug fixes to the ArcGIS for Defense Solutions website.

October 2015

  • Updated Beach Landing, 4.0.0 - The Beach Landing template is for creating maps used to plan and execute amphibious operations, and is now compatible with ArcGIS Pro 1.1.
  • Released Image Change Detection, 1.0.0 - The Image Change Detection ArcGIS Pro Project Template detects image change using raster functions. The change detection workflow is based on the use of image differencing as a means of identifying change, and can easily be used with the accompanying sample imagery or other multi-spectral-based imagery to quickly find areas of change. This template:
    • provides a workflow for image change detection using raster functions.
    • performs simple image differencing as the change detection methodology.
    • creates a change/no change image as an output.
    • is compatible with ArcGIS Pro 1.1.
  • Updated Solutions Geoprocessing Toolbox, 2.1.0 - ArcGIS for Desktop toolboxes that contain specialized models and scripts to support defense and intelligence workflows. New features include:
    • Support for ArcGIS for Desktop 10.3.1 (including ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro 1.1)
    • Military Aspects of Weather toolbox for weather analysis
    • Many bug fixes and tool improvements
  • Updated Urban Mission Rehearsal, 2.0.0 - The Urban Mission Rehearsal template is a military planning and operations template for Esri CityEngine. It allows mission planners, commanders, and operators to create 3D visualizations of the operational environment. These 3D visualizations can then be used in mission planning, mission rehearsals, or 3D analysis of targets and coordination efforts. The Urban Mission Rehearsal template utilizes 2D GIS data and CityEngine procedural rules to create a 3D Web Scene that can be shared across the ArcGIS Platform. It is now compatible with CityEngine 2015.1.
  • Updated Vehicle Commander, 4.1.1 - Application Prototype Template that demonstrates an in-vehicle situational awareness and monitoring application using ArcGIS Runtime SDK 10.2.4 for Java. New features include:
    • An updated license (set to expire on October 18, 2016).
    • An updated geography (moved from Jalalabad, Afghanistan to Monterey, California).
  • Minor enhancements and bug fixes to the ArcGIS for Defense Solutions website.

August 2015

  • Released Elevation Profile Widget, 1.0.0 - a configurable Web AppBuilder widget that displays elevation profile for a selected feature or a measured line along with a web map. This widget is modeled after the Attribute Table, in that it is docked at the bottom of the browser. This widget requires the developer edition of Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS 1.1. It is currently available on GitHub.
  • Updated ArcGIS Predictive Analysis Tools, 1.3.0 - The ArcGIS Predictive Analysis Tools Add-In is a set of tools used by analysts to build models to predict the location of moving or stationary targets or events. The predictions may be based on doctrine, or they may be derived from a set of observations. The Add-In can be used as part of a workflow to predict future events and activities. New features include:
    • Improved support for Image Services.
    • Improved Geoprocessing tool logging.
    • Name changes for the Query Inspector (previously SPOT), and the Query Generator (previously QFIT) tools.
    • Added support for single-band rasters in the Route Finder tool.
    • Improved support for datasets with attribute tables.
  • Minor enhancements and bug fixes to the ArcGIS for Defense Solutions website.

July 2015

  • Updated Squad Leader, 3.1.0 - Application Prototype Template that demonstrates best practices for building handheld military applications using ArcGIS Runtime SDK 10.2.4 for Android. New features include:
    • Sample Data has moved from Jalalabad, Afghanistan to Monterey, California.
  • Many enhancements and bug fixes have been made to the Briefing Book, including support for smart mapping and labeling, view only mode, and printing.
  • Improvements to Flood Planning.
  • Minor enhancements and bug fixes to the ArcGIS for Defense Solutions website.

June 2015

  • Updated Squad Leader, 3.0.0 - Application Prototype Template that demonstrates best practices for building handheld military applications using ArcGIS Runtime SDK 10.2.4 for Android. New features include:
    • Uses ArcGIS Runtime SDK 10.2.4.
    • Requires Android 4.1 (Android API level 16) or higher.
    • Capability for viewshed analysis.
    • Remove all messages of a certain type or all messages of all types from the map, with the option to send a remove message for messages created by this user to other clients.
    • Modify or remove a Chemlight.
    • Recognizes the new "removeall" GeoMessage action, which removes all messages of a certain type.
    • Using a client ID and license string that are configurable in strings.xml.
    • Minor bug fixes and performance improvements.

May 2015

  • Updated documentation pages and expanded backwards compatibility for several templates, including:
    • Basemaps - ArcGIS for Desktop templates for creating Canvas, Topographic, and Imagery Reference Overlay basemaps from vector data.
    • Imagery Basemap - ArcGIS for Desktop template for creating basemaps from imagery.
    • Scanned Maps Basemap - ArcGIS for Desktop template for creating basemaps from scanned maps.
    • Compound Map - ArcGIS for Desktop template for sketching a compound map.
    • Distance to Assets - ArcGIS for Desktop template for distance analysis and routing.
    • Engagement Area - ArcGIS for Desktop template for sketching an engagement area.
    • GeoEvent Extension Components - Custom GeoEvent Extension Components to extend the functionality of ArcGIS Server.
    • Geonames Locator - ArcGIS for Desktop template for creating a gazetteer-style locator service using NGA data.
    • Geoprocessing Tools - ArcGIS for Desktop toolboxes that contain specialized models and scripts to support defense and intelligence workflows.
    • Image Discovery - Custom application and ArcGIS configuration for searching, discovering, filter, and manipulating imagery from the web.
    • Image Observables - Custom application and ArcGIS configuration for recording structured information about events and features from imagery.
    • Import and Conversion Tools - ArcGIS for Desktop toolbox used to create features from tabular data and to convert coordinates in tables.
    • Observation Post - ArcGIS Pro project template for planning an observation post.
    • Range Dome Analysis - ArcGIS for Desktop template for analyzing threats to flight corridors in 3D space.
    • Squad Leader - Application Prototype Template that demonstrates best practices for building handheld military applications with the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android.
    • Vehicle Check Point - ArcGIS Pro project template for creating vehicle check point plans.
    • Vehicle Commander - Application Prototype Template that demonstrates an in-vehicle situational awareness and monitoring application using ArcGIS Runtime SDK 10.2.3 for Java.
    • Visibility and Range - ArcGIS for Desktop template for analyzing and creating visibility and range products.
  • Updated Vehicle Check Point, 5.0.0 - Updated for ArcGIS Pro 1.0, this ArcGIS Pro Project Template is for creating vehicle check point plans.
  • Updated Lodgment Planning, 5.0.0 - Updated for ArcGIS Pro 1.0, this ArcGIS Pro Project Template is for creating lodgment plans.

April 2015

  • Updated Vehicle Commander, 4.0.0 - Application Prototype Template that demonstrates an in-vehicle situational awareness and monitoring application using ArcGIS Runtime SDK 10.2.4 for Java. New features include:
    • Uses ArcGIS Runtime SDK 10.2.4.
    • User can change between MGRS and longitude/latitude for coordinate display.
    • Added an app icon.
    • GeoMessage management (e.g. chem lights, spot reports, and position reports).
    • Simplified versions.xml file that sets the ArcGIS Runtime version used to build from source.
    • Java 8 or higher is required. ArcGIS Runtime 10.2.4 requires Java 7 or higher, but Oracle included a bug fix in Java 8 that allows UDP networking to behave properly for wired and Wi-Fi networks. Vehicle Commander's messaging depends on UDP networking. Therefore, you should use Java 8 or higher to ensure that messaging works properly.
    • Minor bug fixes and performance improvements.
  • Released GeoMessage Simulator, 1.0.0 - this custom application is for providing simulated network messages for applications.
  • Released National Security Basemaps, 2.0.0 - ArcGIS for Desktop templates for creating Canvas, Topographic, and Imagery Reference Overlay basemaps from vector data.

March 2015

  • Released Solutions Geoprocessing Toolbox, 2.0.0 - ArcGIS for Desktop toolboxes that contain specialized models and scripts to support defense and intelligence workflows. New features include:
    • Toolboxes are now organized by function.
    • New tools and toolboxes were added.
  • Released GeoEvent Extension Components - Custom GeoEvent Extension Components to extend the functionality of ArcGIS Server. New features include:
    • Support was added for ArcGIS GeoEvent Extension for Server 10.3.0. 
    • All 10.2.2 components have been refactored to work with Esri Java Geometry Library 10.3.0.
    • Updates made to processors and adapters.

February 2015

  • The ArcGIS for Defense Solutions release versioning system has been revised to use Semantic Versioning 2.0.0. We will be releasing current and previous versions of our templates and apps via the Esri Products Downloads page.
  • Updated Import and Conversion, 2.0.0 - ArcGIS for Desktop toolbox used to create features from tabular data and to convert coordinates in tables.
  • Updated Observation Post, 4.0.0 - ArcGIS Pro project template for planning an observation post.

December 2014

  • The ArcGIS for Defense Solutions page has received a complete overhaul. We now organize our solutions based on the basic functions of common military doctrine, and differentiate between templates and workflows. Please browse the site to learn more.

November 2014

  • Build Elevation Mosaics Tools toolbox, part of the solutions-geoprocessing-toolbox version 1.0.2 - An ArcGIS toolbox that contains tools to help you manage your elevation data as mosaic datasets.

October 2014

  • Distance to Assets template, version 1.0.0 - An ArcGIS Solutions template that contains a toolbox with several tools used to analyze the distance between a set of bases with related assets.
  • Vehicle Commander application, version 10.2.3 - An ArcGIS Runtime application that demonstrates best practices for building in-vehicle military applications with ArcGIS.

September 2014

  • Predictive Analysis Tools add-in, version 1.0.0 - An ArcGIS Add-In that includes several tools for rapidly and interactively building predictive models based on doctrine or observations.
  • Forecast Weather Effects on Operations web mapping application -a web application demonstrating a briefing product with forecast weather data processed using the Military Aspects of Weather Military Aspects of Weather template.
  • Weather Effects on Operations web mapping application -a web application demonstrating a briefing product with current weather data processed using the Military Aspects of Weather Military Aspects of Weather template.
  • Position Analysis template, version 3.0.0 - An ArcGIS Solutions template that contains a toolbox with several tools that can be used to create features and convert coordinates from tabular data.
  • Position Analysis Web, a web application that uses ArcGIS to perform position analysis in a browser.
  • Time Span Analysis template, version 1.0.0 - allows you to calculate probability of incidents occurring at some point within a time span, given a start and stop date and time, in Excel and map the weighted points using Esri Maps for Office.

August 2014

  • Visibility and Range template, version 3.0.0 - An ArcGIS Solutions template for analyzing and creating products for visibility and range.

June 2014

  • Briefing Book web application, version 2.0 - An ArcGIS web application for creating map-based briefings and reports with interactive content that can be viewed by planners and decision makers.

May 2014

  • Bomb Threat widget, version 2.0 - An ArcGIS web application widget for the Operations Dashboard that generates bomb threat stand-off distance based on this document from the NCTC.
  • Squad Leader application, version 2.0.0 - An ArcGIS application for Android smartphones and tablets, designed to enhance situational awareness for platoon and squad-sized units during dismounted operations.

Additional details can be found in the release notes for each map and application included in the solution.

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