It’s time to refresh your browser - ArcGIS Online has been updated with the following new features and enhancements. This update includes changes and additions for administering organizations, web map templates, and more. It also includes new data and map services from Esri, and beta functionality that ArcGIS Online users can preview.
Custom roles provide administrators the ability to create unique roles for organizational members. To create a custom role, choose a role template, provide a name and description, and (optionally) check on or off specific privileges, such as creating groups, publishing features, and more.
Custom roles add greater control and flexibility in assigning privileges to members of your organization, and enable tailoring new roles that specifically fit your organization dynamics, workflows, and needs.
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Analysis tools can be accessed via Perform Analysis from supported map layers. Tools are arranged in logical groupings, such as Data Enrichment, Analyze Patterns, Use Proximity, and others, that help you locate specific capabilities. Analysis tools have been enhanced with the following new additions and changes:
Derive New Locations creates new features in your study area that meet a series of criteria you specify. The criteria can be based on attribute queries (for example, parcels that are vacant) and spatial queries (for example, within 1 mile of a river).
Find Similar Locations finds features most similar to one or more selected features based on criteria you specify.
Overlay Layers includes more output options when using intersect.
Enrich Layer now includes data from 30 additional countries in the enrichment choices.
Perform Analysis now allows you to choose feature types from feature sub-layers.
KML layers are now supported as an input type for all analysis tools.
For more information see Use the analysis tools.
The map viewer has been enhanced with the following new features and capabilities:
After you publish a hosted feature layer from a CSV file containing addresses, you can use the map viewer to review the addresses in the layer. You can map unmatched addresses using suggestions, or can edit specific address fields to rematch unmatchable addresses.
Three new point symbol sets from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) are available for features and map notes. These are Damage, Disasters, and General Infrastructure.
Route to all Features
When using less than 20 features, you can route to all features in order. Using a sequence field you can change the routing order. Feature collections, GeoRSS, ArcGIS Server, and hosted feature point layers are supported.
Offline maps allow you to view, collect, and update features when you are disconnected from the Internet. Use Collector for ArcGIS to download the offline maps and view, collect, and edit data. Manage map content on your device and synchronize changes when you are reconnected.
Activity Dashboard for ArcGIS is a free web app for organization administrators that provides access to activity-based metrics, real-time reports and other useful information about your online mapping platform. Discovery, analysis and reporting of activity is categorized and visualized in a series of reports and charts about content (items), users, and groups. Activity Dashboard for ArcGIS is an Esri Labs application found on the ArcGIS Marketplace.
App templates enable you to build information products tailored to your target audience using easy-to-configure templates that require no programming. For programmers, source code is also available to download for more in-depth customization. The following additions, changes, and enhancements are new with this release:
Use Find, Edit, and Filter to search for features, edit them, set attribute values, and filter content. Summary Viewer summarizes numeric attributes of features in a specified layer, and can be configured to return sum, average, min, and max for the specified fields.
Early Adopter Templates
The Early Adopter Templates group allows you to use and learn more about new app templates, and submit your feedback. New templates include Public Information and Service Lookup.
Parcel Viewer has been renamed Finder to reflect that it is useful for more than just parcel searches.
Story maps let you tell powerful stories easily using maps and GIS to inform and inspire your audience. Story maps have recently been enhanced with the following:
New Story Maps website
A new Story Maps website has been introduced that provides detailed information about each story map. The site also includes step-by-step tutorials, a searchable gallery, and access to other useful resources.
Streamlined story authoring
In addition to using the story map applications in the app template gallery that appears when you share your web map as a web application, you can also create map tour and swipe (including “spyglass”) story maps directly from the new website. This simplifies the story authoring experience, enabling anyone to craft their own stories easily.
Single Sign-On to the ArcGIS Platform
You can now sign in once with your ArcGIS account and seamlessly access all your web apps registered with the platform. Your registered web apps include apps you’ve purchased on ArcGIS Marketplace, custom web apps shared to your organization, and featured apps in the Gallery.
ArcGIS Content and Services
ArcGIS Basemaps have been further optimized for even higher performance and scalability. The upgrade also includes support for tile resampling eliminating the Map data not yet available message. The messages are now replaced with resampled map tiles from the most detailed level available.
The World Geocode Service has been enhanced for ten countries, including Singapore, Puerto Rico, and Suriname.
Network Analysis directions are now available in Estonian and Latvian, in addition to seventeen other previously supported languages. There is also a new FindRoutes service available in Desktop Ready-To-Use Services.
GeoEnrichment updates include data for 30 new countries. The service can now be used in more than 100 countries worldwide. There is also updated enrichment content for Canada and the United States.
A new set of Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) imagery maps and layers are available, referencing a collection of NASA imagery. The MODIS imagery provides 250-meter, multispectral satellite imagery of the world that is updated daily. It has a near-real time (3 hours delay) temporal archive that helps provide global and fine-temporal context for making decisions and visual assessments of conditions for any day, anywhere in the world.
For details and the latest information about content and core services, see the ArcGIS Online blog.
Help has been completely redesigned to improve the usability and attractiveness of the information presented. Help now includes additional topics, graphics, and context, increasing the value of this resource. The URL has changed to http://doc.arcgis.com/en/arcgis-online/.
Turkish and Thai have been added as languages.
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