It’s time to refresh your browser – ArcGIS Online has recently been updated with the following important new features and enhancements. This is a major release, with a focus on capabilities that enable ArcGIS Online to be used as a cloud-based, collaborative content management system for maps, apps, data, and other geospatial information in your organization.
ArcGIS Online for organizations is now available!
The beta program for organizations has ended and now anyone can purchase an annual subscription or sign-up for a 30-day trial. Organizations can manage all of their geographic content in Esri’s secure, cloud-based environment and do much more, such as publish their hosted services to ArcGIS Online, manage maps, apps, and data, and customize their ArcGIS Online homepage. See What is ArcGIS Online? for more information.
Note: The following updates and improvements pertain to both personal and organizational accounts.
New landing page
The arcgis.com landing page has been updated to provide details about organizational subscriptions. You can login directly to your personal or organizational account by clicking Sign In in the upper right corner.
The new landing page delivers more information about the additional capabilities, features, and advantages for organizational account holders, and includes links to start a 30-day free trial subscription.
If you wish to skip the landing page, bookmark your personal or organizational home page in your browser to go directly there to login to your account.
View current ArcGIS Online status
You can view current service status using the ArcGIS Online Health Dashboard, a website that provides the current and historic status for all ArcGIS Online services. The site also includes information about scheduled system maintenance and updates. You can subscribe to an RSS feed for automatic delivery of status changes and notifications. The dashboard can be accessed at status.arcgis.com.
Share group content using configurable galleries
Group items can now be embedded or shared via a configurable gallery application, enabling you to easily share your maps and apps in new ways. Gallery template applications include both carousel style and gallery style options. See Sharing groups for more information.
Enhanced legend control
New URL parameters for sharing web maps
New inline URL parameters are available for sharing and linking web maps. These parameters offer options to include reference layers with basemaps, adding ArcGIS services, controlling layer visibility, and more. See Using URL parameters for more information.
Updated application template gallery
The web map template gallery has been updated, and the gallery now includes several new story map selections. All templates have been updated to support new features and capabilities in web maps. Older templates that have been retired from the gallery are still available in the Web Application Templates Group.
Norwegian language support
Support has been added for Norwegian. See Setting language and region for more information.
Note: The following updates and improvements pertain to organizational accounts only.
View credit consumption
Administrators can view detailed information about how credits in their subscription are being used. See Viewing subscription status for more information.
View usage statistics
Publishers can view details about how their hosted services are being consumed. See Viewing usage reports for hosted services for more information.
Enhanced organizational sharing and search options
An organization can be configured to restrict sharing and searching to within the organization. If this option is enabled, administrators can still share specific web maps and other content with the public. See Configuring general settings for the website for more information.
Enable pop-ups on hosted tiled map services
The ArcGIS.com map viewer now supports pop-up windows on hosted tiled map services when published in conjunction with feature services . The map author can reference the feature service for enabling pop-up configuration options, and for displaying attribute information in maps. See Enabling and removing pop-up windows for more information.
Attach files to hosted feature service layers
The ArcGIS.com map viewer supports attaching images and other files with features in a hosted feature service layer. Owners of hosted feature services can enable attachments on specific layers. See Editor settings for hosted feature services for more information.
Feature data publishing options
Publishers can choose whether or not to publish their feature data as a feature service when adding the data via their organizational account. See Adding files from your computer for more information.
Publish directly from item details
Publishers can create hosted feature services from data files they have added previously to their organizational account. If you’ve elected not to publish these when originally added, you can now publish them directly from the item details. See Adding files from your computer for more information.
Improved feature service management
Hosted feature service owners and organization administrators now have the option to open a hosted feature service in the ArcGIS.com map viewer with full editing capability (even if not enabled for others) so they can update and remove features in the service, facilitating maintenance and review. See Editor settings for hosted feature services for more information.
Stay tuned for upcoming blog posts covering details about these additions, enhancements, and improvements. View the What’s new? help topic for more information, or view the recently updated video library to learn more about these and other ArcGIS Online capabilities.