New Functionality Supported by Customer Ideas (December 2017)

Ideas submitted to the ArcGIS Ideas Space by the community impact new and existing functionality in ArcGIS Online. It’s great to understand the workflows that our users would like to achieve with ArcGIS Online and suggestions to improve current experiences. With the December 2017 update 11 ideas were implemented. This listicle highlights 9 of those ideas and the resulting functionality in the release.

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1. Update URL’s for layers used in Web Maps from HTTP to HTTPS or from a staging version of the layers to a production version of the layers.

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You can now update the URL of layers in your map from HTTP to HTTPS, or from a staging version of the layers to a production version of the layers. This is done through the map’s item page.

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Related Idea:

Editing the URL path of a Web Map in ArcGIS Online

Documentation:

http://doc.arcgis.com/en/arcgis-online/share-maps/item-details.htm#ESRI_SECTION3_12B1DA0A6D7C4714931495274B57AEB3

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2. Designate items in the organization as authoritative or deprecated

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Items can now be designated as either authoritative or deprecated. This makes it easier for others to find authoritative items while discouraging the use of items that are out-of-date. Items marked with one of these content status indicators are identified by a corresponding badge on the item page and are returned when users search or browse for content using the Status filter. Organization members can also limit layer searches to authoritative layers only when adding layers using the Search for Layers option in Map Viewer.

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Related Idea:

Create a Publication/Sharing Workflow for ArcGIS Online for Organizations

Documentation:

http://doc.arcgis.com/en/arcgis-online/share-maps/item-details.htm#ESRI_SECTION3_5B0AA740695F424792447B4D1B600B27

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3. Level 1 accounts can now be granted a privilege to join external groups

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Related Idea:

Allow Tier 1 (Level 1) Users to Join External Groups

Documentation:

http://doc.arcgis.com/en/arcgis-online/reference/roles.htm#ESRI_SECTION1_4FF9051EFB814C249AB26B0ACFF7C79F

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4. Two new editing configuration options were added to the layer settings.

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Two new editing configuration options are available for hosted feature layers and hosted feature layer views, giving you more fine-grained control over what operations editors can perform.

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Related Idea:

add, update but not delete (edit properties)

Documentation:

http://doc.arcgis.com/en/arcgis-online/share-maps/manage-hosted-feature-layers.htm#ESRI_STEP_A9683C018BE649C0AEB5B8BC01C13C9D

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5. Arrows have been added and an option to show direction on line symbology.

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For line symbols, you can now show line direction by selecting an arrow option. For single-arrow lines, arrow placement is based on the start and end points of each line feature.

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Related Idea:

AGOL – Line Decorations

Documentation:

http://doc.arcgis.com/en/arcgis-online/create-maps/styling-reference.htm#ESRI_SECTION1_F8B3C71F02264170B59B220D58CF5E34

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6. Hosted feature layer views now have an option to limit features to an area of interest.

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You can limit a hosted feature layer view to a specific area by defining a spatial extent. These definitions are saved with the hosted feature layer view and allow you more control over what content people see.

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Related Idea:

ArcGIS Online: Filter by Polygon Feature

Documentation:

http://doc.arcgis.com/en/arcgis-online/share-maps/manage-hosted-feature-layers.htm#ESRI_SECTION1_D6E1538242B24908B1472154696905D3

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7. An organization can now choose to disable ArcGIS Pro licenses from being taken offline.

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Organizations requiring more control over offline usage of ArcGIS Pro can prevent all ArcGIS Pro licenses in the organization from being taken offline.

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Related Idea:

Disable Authorize ArcGIS Pro to work offline

Documentation:

http://doc.arcgis.com/en/arcgis-online/administer/manage-licenses.htm#GUID-65008898-9751-4B23-97B2-0E931137E237

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8. Web AppBuilder has added a Public Notification Widget.

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The new Public Notification widget enables you to identify a collection of properties and create mailing labels, or a structured text file, for owners and occupants.

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Related Idea:

Public Notification Widget in Web App Builder

Documentation:

http://doc.arcgis.com/en/web-appbuilder/create-apps/widget-public-notification.htm

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9. A short link for any item type can now be found on the item page.

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You can also share the item page of any item in the website by copying the short URL provided on the item page Overview tab.

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Related Idea:

Provide shortened URL for apps

Documentation:

http://doc.arcgis.com/en/arcgis-online/share-maps/link-to-items.htm#GUID-96B0CFA7-FCFF-4C2F-A840-A5ADE3E17863

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Related Content:

Ideas Implemented in the December 2017 ArcGIS Online Update

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2 Comments

  1. johnmdye says:

    Great post. These are all exciting features that I can’t wait to get in Enterprise. Quick question on the new short url capability as it pertains to Enterprise – is Esri rolling their own URL Shortenjng service and including new it with Enterprise or is there going to be a reliance on an external service like bit.ly or something. I think I’m Enterprise you can already do url shortening but there is a dependency on bit.ly or another service. I’d prefer if Esri just included their own with Enterprise so that our URLs never leave the safety of firewall.

  2. imdtucker says:

    These are some fantastic and much needed additions! Thank you. Number 2, 4, 5, and 6 all have immediate applicable value to the content I manage.