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Have you gotten a chance to see what's new in ArcGIS Online? New configurable apps, analysis tools, and features are ready for you to use! Many quality improvements were also made.

 

Here are a few ways to learn about our September 2018 update:

  1. Overview blog
  2. List of all the blogs related to the update
  3. Help documentation explaining everything in the update
  4. List of fixed bugs

The September 2018 release of ArcGIS  contained the ability to export an activity log,  which contains history of actions made to content, members, organizations, and groups in your ArcGIS  organization. This blog outlines some basics of understanding the history log: https://www.esri.com/arcgis-blog/products/arcgis-/administration/exploring-the-organization-activity-log-csv 

 

This series of blogs will show quick ways of filtering the activity blog to find specific information. I've removed some information from the attached logs, so please note, IP address, org id and reqid are not included. This is also a fictional organization, with minimal events to make it easier to find specific events.  

 

What happened to my item? 

Scenario:

An item, b0a01e2e668f40168aa6d9a753efacb, that was supposed to be hidden until a press release on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. was made public early. Use the history log to determine who updated the items sharing privileges and when this occurred.

 

Detective Steps:

1. Download the Activity log setting the start date so that it will capture the time span in questions (Feb 26, 2018)

2. Open the CSV as an excel document

3. Input the itemID in the search bar in excel

Filter for Item

4. Filter the action column to view all share actions

5. Look at the data column and determine which event updated the sharing to everyone:true.

Notice it appears that Donna Content username shared the item publicly right after Brandon Analyst shared with a specific group.

 

 

ArcGIS Online Update Planned for Tonight, September 18 

 

On September 18, we plan to update ArcGIS Online. Here are four capabilities you can look forward to:

 

  • Measure Distributions and Detect Concentrations
    • Measure the distribution of a set of features using the new Summarize Center and Dispersion tool. The tool can be used to calculate characteristics such as the center or compactness and orientation of dispersion, track changes in distribution over time, and compare distributions of different features.
    • Detect areas where points or events are concentrated and where they are separated using the new Find Point Clusters tool. 
  • Calculate Field Values using Arcade
    • Arcade can be used to calculate field values for hosted feature services. The functions, constants, and field values you currently use when building expressions for popups, labels, and visualizations can now be used to calculate field values.
  • Visualize 2D and 3D with new Configurable App
    • Scene with Inset Map showcases 3D and 2D maps in a single configurable application. The primary map visualizes elevation and a 2D inset provides orientation and context.
  • Search and Display 3D Features
    • Scenes can be configured so that when a feature is searched, Scene Viewer quickly finds and highlights the feature, and displays its pop-up.

 

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