ArcGIS Online Updates (December 2018)

On December 6, 2018, Esri revealed one other remake of the ArcGIS Online setting (see www.arcgis.com) and associated merchandise. This setting is consistently evolving and the newest major upgrade in the coming yr will add new features as well as relevant upgrades to present ones. As a new surroundings, Esri Maps for Public Policy, related to Dwelling Atlas, has been added, and the options for adding / assigning customers named ArcGIS Online have been drastically improved, and the associated licensing capabilities have increased, with 3D capability, software configuration settings, and extra.

ArcGIS Online new consumer roles

As an alternative of the two present varieties (Degree 1 and a couple of), you can now select between 5. These are Viewer (former Degree 1), Editor, Area Employee, Creator (former Degree 2) and GIS Professional. It’s value noting that although consumer roles have changed somewhat, roles (Viewer, Administrator, Writer, and so on.) remain in use:

An introduction to the brand new ArcGIS consumer varieties in Estonian might be discovered on the AlphaGIS website and for a more comprehensive introduction to the ArcGIS blog. We additionally advocate that you simply assessment the video clip:

Esri Maps for Public Policy

Esri Maps for Public Policy is a recent surroundings that permits communities to take part actively in decision-making processes. Communities have entry to pre-authorized maps of curated knowledge that can be utilized to explore social equality, health, financial opportunities, transport, infrastructure, sustainability, the surroundings, mineral assets, and public safety. Playing cards could be divided into collections, they usually also can serve as a basis for additional analysis with ArcGIS to study more about group considerations and discover options to them.

Consumer interface

The ArcGIS Online consumer interface is now higher used on smaller screens. When looking for content on an internet web page, a preview of the results is displayed at the time of printing. Beforehand used performance stays in the identical location, however changing the appearance of an internet page helps to enhance the velocity of navigation, contrast and page display. The navigation on web page (A) and sub-pages (B) has been modified, and you may close all alerts (C) with one click on. The construction of the ArcGIS Online pages modifications with the dimensions of the display, for instance, when utilizing cellular system browsers (more info on the ArcGIS blog).

Shows changes to UI of Content Page

Esri Dwelling Atlas of the World

ArcGIS Dwelling Atlas of the World is the world's largest set of digital maps.

Darkish multidirectional aid (beta) is a brand new raster function that may be added to the World Terrain layer. This darkish gray embossing supports shiny colors and labels, drawing attention to thematic content.

Just lately, an 8-meter resolution mannequin of Antarctica has been added to the residence atlas. The Reference Elevation Mannequin of Antarctica (REMA) is an update to Esri's polar altitude knowledge providers, permitting you to see all the continent in additional element.

Arctic DEM now also consists of 2-meter-high altitude knowledge for your complete region. Extra details about each could be found here.

There is a new beta model of the Ocean Vessel Chart that is added to the right-hand group of Esri's default vector-based charts.

The Wayback Imagery archive has been enhanced with layers and is publicly out there.

The World Imagery Card has been up to date with the newest DigitalGlobe EarthWatch Vivid satellite pictures. The newest EarthWatch Metro satellite tv for pc knowledge has additionally been added to some hundred cities.

A number of nations have demographic maps up to date.

Extra information about the residence atlas weblog.


Study ArcGIS accommodates up-to-date guides and numerous enhancements. ArcGIS Study incorporates helpful materials for rookies as well as for knowledgeable GIS users. From the listing of the newest research chapters, yow will discover, amongst different issues, real-time knowledge with out predicting, predicted progress visualization, and more:

ArcGIS Companion

ArcGIS Companion makes it straightforward for the organization to access cellular units. In addition to the browser, you can even use a particular plugin for both Android and iOS operating methods. New features and enhancements have been added to ArcGIS Companion, together with looking groups internally and externally, changing group details, sorting and filtering options for content administration. Search outcomes embrace content, teams, and members. Administrators may also change consumer varieties. Discover extra info right here.

Insights for ArcGIS

Insights for ArcGIS is a web-based knowledge analysis device based mostly on location intelligence. The December replace brings improvements to software performance. There are three new tutorials that train you find out how to create a first workbook, clear up a spatial drawback, and share analyzes. Find more info here.

Mapping and Visualization

Any further, you’ll be able to set intervals for refreshing webcards tables. Consequently, card-related info is all the time in sync with the newest info collected, for example, in fieldwork.

Attribute statements help referencing other layers on the map. When configuring pop-ups or service layers or calculating fields, Arcade expressions can be used to confer with different service layers.

Spatial analysis

Discover Nearest, Create Drive Time Areas, Plan Routes, Connect Origins to Destinations, Choose Greatest Amenities instruments to use level, line, or floor objects as a barrier. Examples of potential obstacles embrace fallen timber, visitors accidents, floods, and so forth. Extra info could be discovered within the relevant video.

The straightforward routing worth was decreased to 0.005 per route.


Scene Viewer permits you to create, show and share 3D scenes.

The Slice device lets you uncover hidden knowledge within the interior or underground of buildings.

Giant quantities of knowledge

A whole lot of hundreds of strains and polygons might be added to the Scene Viewer to display giant amounts of knowledge, similar to streets, rivers, borders. The number of layers so as to add is limitless.

3D symbols

It’s also possible to display a whole lot of hundreds of dots as 3D symbols, akin to lifelike timber. The brand new automated degree of detail lets you display 3D models from the Esri Gallery whereas maintaining performance. You need to use the uploaded pictures as icons for the dot layers.

Filtering by attributes

Filters for every type of knowledge, together with point clouds, could be applied to scene and object layers.

Constructing scene layers

The brand new constructing scene layer permits you to view BIM knowledge with Scene Viewer. Layers revealed with ArcGIS Pro 2.3 assist you to show and hide exterior and interior buildings, akin to roofs, partitions, doorways, and mechanical methods.

Layer Search

The brand new redesigned interface lets you filter and type your search results, in addition to search content material from your property atlas, teams, and favorites.

Knowledge management

You’ll be able to display or cover attachments separately when layers are seen from the layered object layer. This lets you show knowledge to viewers without displaying attachments.

The three new function layer templates permit knowledge to be collected and managed in the subject of pure assets. New models embrace Forest Exercise Monitoring, Member Properties and Winery Management.


The Add Members Workflow Workflow consists of new steps in add-on licenses and advanced settings.

Managing and looking for members of a corporation can now show and select multiple members directly. The choice remains even when shifting between multiple pages.

The license web page has been redesigned.

Configurable purposes

Configurable purposes use templates that permit straightforward setup with out the need for coding.

Examine is a brand new software that permits you to examine two playing cards or scenes aspect by aspect or stacked. Views may be linked but not required.

Layer Showcase permits you to display layers in both 2 and 3D. The app is out of beta.

Map Styler and Media Map now will let you configure search for objects.

Examine Evaluation, Examine Scenes, Map Carousel, Map Tools, and Simple Map Viewer are in the Mature Help part and are removed from the Esri default software gallery. Present purposes made utilizing these templates continue to work. Discover more info and strategies for options here.

App builders

Net AppBuilder for ArcGIS makes it straightforward to create HTML / JavaScript purposes that use ready-to-use devices. Look may be personalised with configurable themes, and purposes could be housed in cloud in addition to on their very own server. Purposes work on all units.

Net AppBuilder has added two new devices and a number of other enhancements to present ones. The new Menace Analysis widget lets you find protected distances and zones when planning events. The Visibility widget lets you set visibility based mostly on distance, observer peak, and area of view.

Instructions assist you to configure the bar layers on the map layers. Three new tools have been added: Discover Centroids, Discover Level Clusters and Summarize Middle and Dispersion. 3D search permits you to discover object layers.

Find out extra about Net AppBuilder updates here.

AppStudio for ArcGIS lets you flip your maps into cellular purposes for Android, iOS, Home windows, Mac OS X and Linux, and publish them in all the preferred software shops utilizing your personal branding. There isn’t any need for improvement expertise. AppStudio for ArcGIS 3.2 has been released. AppStudio Desktop has a lot of improvements to e mail creation and notifications. AppStudio Participant helps viewing and downloading of public apps with out logging in. Template purposes have many new options and enhancements. Find more info right here.

Operations Dashboard permits you to use maps alongside totally different charts, metrics, and different visible parts to describe the standing and functioning of individuals, providers, belongings, and events in real time. The December update brings new configuration choices by way of URL parameters, that are particularly helpful when an software is embedded in one other software. Find extra info here.

Outside purposes

Collector for ArcGIS has released a new software for the iOS platform and updated an present one referred to as Collector Basic. The new Collector app has a greater look, helps card tags, vector charts, and wealthy symbolism. The types help Arcade expressions, easier entry to the digital camera and simpler knowledge entry. At the similar time, the cardboard and type could be seen on each phones or using a tablet as a digital clipboard. When offline, you should use pre-planned map areas and mechanically sync modifications. 3D knowledge assortment can also be supported. The December update presents the power to decide on which playing cards are available at Collector. Find extra info here.

Office purposes

ArcGIS Enterprise Analyst Net App is a web-based answer that implements GIS know-how for comprehensive demographic, shopper, and enterprise knowledge. ArcGIS Business Analyst Net Replace permits you to create point density maps, use infographic templates throughout organizations and nations, change attributes, categorize and browse your knowledge more easily, and more.

ArcGIS Earth 1.Eight brings many new options and improvements and is downloadable from the Microsoft Retailer platform. Among other things, interactive 3D evaluation might be finished, including a peak mannequin, subject evaluation, 3D measurements, add bookmarks, and more. Early version of ArcGIS Earth from Android is accessible on Google Play. Discover more info here.

ArcGIS Maps for Artistic Cloud permits you to access and design maps with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop software program. The newest replace supports custom projections, sharing back to ArcGIS Online, including to favorites, and defining information, maps, or layers. Find more info here.

ArcGIS Maps for Power BI now also includes a new Find Comparable function that permits you to decide the places of phenomena with attributes just like different attributes selected on the map. Geocoding with SLA codes is supported. Discover extra info here.

ArcGIS Hub

The newest updates from ArcGIS Hub have added beta search functionality and file file obtain capability, making it easier to look and share many knowledge. The page's desktop lets you get an summary of the number of web page views. Discover more info right here.

Python workflows

ArcGIS API for Python makes it straightforward and efficient to automate work inside the organization, as well as to carry out GIS evaluation and visualize spatial knowledge. ArcGIS API for Python seamlessly integrates with freeware Python ecosystem, together with Jupyter Notebooks. Lately, a Python API v.1.5.1 with Survey123 module, map legend, and other fixes was released. Model 1.5.2 coincides with the ArcGIS Online update, which also consists of modifications to the kinds of lodging for customers. Discover extra info here.