"This release of ArcGIS is pushing mapping and analytics in new, exciting directions," says Jack Dangermond, Esri founder and president. "It will help people build smarter cities, improve business insights, and engage citizens and customers alike."
ESRI notes the following advancements in ArcGIS 10.4:
Vector tile you can create and share maps: Vector download quickly to optimize performance on any device display tiles. They add striking clarity and quality to maps, especially on high-resolution displays, and are easy to style and update.
Local 3D scenes: Take a slice of a specific geography-one that combines elevation, imagery, and 3D symbology for buildings, trees, and more. Local interactive views are ideal for small areas, such as a college campus, and for scientific visualizations.
ArcGIS Earth: Visualize 2D and 3D data on globe with this new, evolving app. ArcGIS Earth is fully integrated with ArcGIS-on-premises and in the cloud-for securely accessing, sharing, and publishing enterprise maps and data.
Self-service analysis tools: With just a few clicks, perform sophisticated analytical functions for summarizing data, finding locations, analyzing patterns...