As documentation engineers, we spend most of our time writing help reference topics. In the weeks leading up to a software release, especially a big one like ArcGIS Online June 2017, we get to spend a fair amount of time reviewing other types of resources. This is one of our favorite tasks! We love seeing all the Story Maps, videos, blog articles, infographics, and exercises product teams create to show you what's new (and hopefully inspire you to give the new things a try). Whether you are just getting started with ArcGIS or a GIS veteran, we think there's a new resource you'll want to check out. Most highlight the latest functionality in the software. All are amazing!
Of course we have to kick things off with a documentation resource: the new Documentation for ArcGIS page. It's a quick tool for finding that help site you're looking for. It includes a search, filters, and a language drop-down list.
Scene Viewer Story Map
Hosted web layer infographics
It can be daunting to decide whether to use hosted feature layers, hosted feature layer views, or hosted tiles in your maps and apps. Who would win? Match layer types to common workflows with these new infographics.
Explorer for ArcGIS exercise
Mapping and analysis exercise
On the topic of Learn ArcGIS lessons, we like the more precise boundary for Fight Child Poverty with Demographic Analysis because it makes the demographic patterns stand out even more. It now uses Census tract areas, one of the newer Living Atlas of the World layers you can add directly from Map Viewer. Did you know the same lesson is available for ArcGIS Enterprise? (And be sure to read how to take advantage of Living Atlas content in ArcGIS Enterprise).
ArcGIS Enterprise Builder video
ArcGIS Enterprise Builder: A one-click set-up for ArcGIS Enterprise base deployment on a single machine-in less than 1 hour? We were definitely excited to watch a video about that!
Distributed collaboration sample editing app
Distributed collaboration allows organizations working in both ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise to establish a trusted environment with defined rules for sharing content and data replication. To experience this yourself, add your own edits to a sample web app and monitor the data replication process.
The ArcGIS Book cover map
And finally, The ArcGIS Book. What a great resource with all its live examples of using GIS to solve problems. Wonder how to create the map the cover? Wonder no more! John Nelson shows you how, start to finish.