We are getting close to the next release of ArcGIS Online, scheduled for the evening of September 17, 2013. Here’s what’s coming:
ArcGIS Marketplace launch
ArcGIS Marketplace provides your organization with an easier way to discover and access apps and data for use with the ArcGIS platform. ArcGIS Marketplace is a one-stop destination for data from organizations such as DigitalGlobe, RapidEye, and Esri, as well as apps created by Esri partners, distributors, and Esri. Apps and data in the Marketplace are all specifically built to leverage and enhance what your organization can do with ArcGIS Online. ArcGIS Marketplace includes paid and free apps, and many apps will have free trials. The launch of ArcGIS Marketplace may not coincide with the ArcGIS Online release, but it is planned for September at marketplace.arcgis.com.
Map viewer improvements
- Reorder map layers in the table of contents using drag and drop.
- Easily browse and add dozens of Esri map layers in the viewer.
- Add a refresh interval to a web layer.
- Use the new interactive Geosearch that suggests places in a list as you type in your search terms.
ArcGIS ready-to-use layers and tools
- The World Imagery Map has been updated with new DigitalGlobe imagery for dozens of countries.
- Additional landscape layers including 40 new image services focusing on critical habitat, species range, and soils, plus 4 new dynamic maps services, including hazardous waste, aquifers, and coal fields. The landscape layers are in beta but are available to all ArcGIS Online users with an organizational account.
- Network analysis performance improvements for service area analysis with overlapping polygons and traffic map display. The closest facility service area output results now include additional attribute information from input features.
Help includes steps for configuring OpenAM 10.1.0 and NetIQ Access Manager 3.2 as your Enterprise Login provider.
- CityEngine Web Viewer – Geocomments created by the web scene author are symbolized differently and can be displayed independently of other comments; faster selection and navigation on scenes with many features.
- Map Tour Template – You can now incorporate videos in new and existing map tours. The interactive builder guides you through adding videos hosted on YouTube and Vimeo (many other sources are also supported).
- Storytelling Swipe Template – You can now include a scene navigation tool that takes users to a specific location and displays notes.
- Support for two additional languages: Czech and Finnish.
- When you add an image file to ArcGIS Online, the details page displays the URL of the image. You can use the URL to reference the image in web apps, web map pop-up windows, and so on.