The format of the StreetMap Premium data license file (.sdlic) is changing in 2021.
Historically, with each standard release of StreetMap Premium, a new .sdlic file is generated for you that is tied to the version of the StreetMap Premium file geodatabase format (.gdb). The .sdlic file governs the StreetMap Premium version (for example, 2021 R1, 2021 R2, and so on), region (for example, North America, Europe, and so on), and expiration date.
The updated .sdlic file will govern the region and expiration date, but it will no longer be tied to the version of the .gdb file. You will receive one rollover .sdlic file per year per region to use with all the StreetMap Premium .gdb files during that year. When the term ends, a new .sdlic file will be available on My Esri once the renewal process is complete.
For all standard StreetMap Premium (.gdb file) releases starting in April 2021, the StreetMap Premium data license file (.sdlic) and naming convention for all StreetMap Premium regions is changing to a rollover licensing model. With this rollover .sdlic license file, a new .sdlic file will not be needed for every separate release of StreetMap Premium. The same .sdlic file can be used for multiple releases of the same region until the subscription expiration date noted at the end of the .sdlic license file name.
The rollover .sdlic license file is not backward compatible. To use versions of StreetMap Premium .gdb files prior to this change, it is necessary to use the older version of the license file specific to that release.
The changes to the .sdlic file will have no impact during the first standard StreetMap Premium release it is implemented with for each region. However, if you are not using a recent version of ArcGIS Pro, ArcMap, or ArcGIS Enterprise, you should install the appropriate patch. StreetMap Premium is tested and supported on the current software release and one major release back. For more details, see 2021 system requirements. If you are using ArcGIS Desktop or ArcGIS Enterprise 10.8.1, 10.8, or 10.7.1, see the appropriate patch to install for StreetMap Premium rollover licensing.
|Standard StreetMap Premium (.gdb file) release when the rollover .sdlic file is required||Standard StreetMap Premium (.gdb file) release when a patch is required to use rollover .sdlic file while using ArcGIS Desktop or ArcGIS Enterprise 10.8.1, 10.8, or 10.7.1|
Europe 2021 R1
Europe 2021 R2
North America 2021 R2
North America 2021 R3
Latin America 2021 R1
Latin America 2022 R1
Asia Pacific 2021 R1
Asia Pacific 2022 R1
Japan 2021 R1
Japan 2022 R1
Middle East and Africa 2021 R1
Middle East and Africa 2022 R1
The .sdlic license file naming convention previously followed this pattern, for example:
The new naming convention follows this pattern, for example:
The word rollover replaces the year.release component of the license file name. In addition to all of the StreetMap Premium documentation and My Esri downloads that identify the year and release of the file geodatabase, the Europe.gdb or other regional file geodatabases' description and metadata properties are updated to identify the year and release number.
To view the year and release number of the file geodatabase, right-click the Europe.gdb file or other regional .gdb file in one of the following ways:
In ArcGIS Pro, on the Catalog pane, click View Metadata.
In ArcMap, click the Catalog pane and click Item Description.
In ArcCatalog, click the Description tab.
Then, when the next version of StreetMap Premium Europe is released, for example, StreetMap Premium Europe 2021 Release 2, you may continue to use the same rollover .sdlic file (no need to download a new version from My Esri) until the subscription expiration date.