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Tips & Tricks for ArcGIS Online: March Issue 

Discover meaningful patterns, find ideal locations, and harness location intelligence using the intuitive analysis tools in ArcGIS Online. Here are three classic how-to blogs:

Your Data + Demographics

Did you know you can quickly add demographics to your existing points, tables, lines, or polygons to increase the value of your analysis?

Learn How
Reuse Your Analysis

Easily update your analyses and share them with others using the Rerun Analysis tool which saves your input parameters with the results layer.

Learn More
Transfer Attributes

Need to combine data from two places and analyze it? Use the Join Features tool to transfer attributes using spatial or attribute relationships.

See How

The next ArcGIS Online update is targeted for April 10, 2018.

It will include new ways to organize and explore your content as well as additional functionality when appending data, defining areas of interest, and working in 3D.

We plan to provide additional functionality in these areas:

  • New Content Categories will allow you to organize content, like maps and layers, into hierarchical categories. Those browsing can quickly search and identify content, organized by topic, within a group. 
  • The Content page will include a new Living Atlas tab making it easy for you to view and discover quality content to expand your projects. 
  • When appending data to your hosted feature layers you will be able to use Microsoft Excel and GeoJSON files as input. You will also have addition options to prevent duplicating values.
  • You will be able to reuse defined areas of interest across different feature layer views to provide a more consistent experience when your map is viewed. 
  • Scene Viewer updates will support a fully mobile experience, and the new Measure Area tool will allow you to interactively measure areas in 3D.

Please note that all planned updates are subject to change. We will provide a comprehensive list of implemented changes in our upcoming What’s New email and blog.


If you haven't already, please sign up to receive our What's New email. 

 Calling all ArcGIS Online Administrators!


Have you been looking for a way to get more insight into what is happening in your organization and answer questions like,

Who created an item?

When was this item shared publicly?

What modifications has a specific user made to the organization and content?


If you have the desire to delve into the history logs of your ArcGIS Online Organization through the REST API and provide the ArcGIS Online team with feedback about questions you would like to answer, and the API itself, join the ArcGIS Online Early Adopters Community.


In the community you will find a separate forum from the upcoming release with some REST API documentation, sample requests and forums to discuss feedback. You can use your current ArcGIS Online organization or request access to a sample organization to query information about users, items and groups. You should have some knowledge of the REST API and ArcGIS Online user and item administration. Ability to program or dabble in python could be helpful.


To participate, sign in or join the ArcGIS Online Early Adopters Community by clicking on this link.


Looking forward to hearing from you!