What's new

The October 2020 update of ArcGIS Velocity includes enhancements and new functionality. Highlights are provided below.


  • ArcGIS Analytics for IoT has been renamed to ArcGIS Velocity to more broadly encompass the capabilities for working with real-time and big data at scale.
  • ArcGIS Velocity now has three overall license levels, enabling powerful real-time and big data analysis across different tiers of data velocity and volume. For more information, see Licensing.
  • New rendering capabilities for output map image layers. When rendering raw features, unique value rendering is now supported for varying symbols based on an attribute. Additionally, class break rendering now supports over 300+ color ramps.
  • Bug fixes for map image layers so that aggregated bins and features adhere to basemap rotation.
  • Many improvements to app cross-browser functionality, localization, and internationalization.

Feeds, data sources, and outputs

  • Major performance enhancements for feeds. Feeds now consume significantly less compute for equivalent velocities of processing.
  • Feeds are now automatically displayed in an embedded map widget on the Feed details page so that you can immediately confirm if data is being ingested as expected.
  • Enhancements to the RSS feed type and data source type to support user-defined headers.
  • Output data formats for delimited, Feature JSON, and GeoJSON have been standardized so that datetime representation is consistent across all formats.
  • Logging improvements for HTTP and feature layer outputs.


  • Analytics and feeds now display the start time of the current run on their respective details pages.
  • User interface enhancements for selecting and moving multiple node elements in model view.
  • Validation and data management enhancements for output feature layers, including improving data load performance for big data analytics.