Announcing the Next Generation of ArcGIS Ideas in the Esri Community on GeoNet!

Blog Post created by timothy_hales-esristaff Employee on May 23, 2016

We are excited to announce that this week we will launch the new ArcGIS Ideas space in the GeoNet Community!  As we shared earlier, we have moved and made enhancements to the ArcGIS Ideas site to improve the experience of submitting, voting and collaborating on ideas.




Much like the old ArcGIS Ideas site, the new home page will feature the most recent and top ideas that have been submitted and more. The GeoNet platform also offers new and exciting features. Here are the top three to look forward to in the ArcGIS Ideas Space:


  • Updated Categories – Ideas will be organized based on our current products and capabilities, to make submitting and browsing easier.


  • Revamped Statuses – New statuses will be implemented to improve the visibility of the life cycle of an idea. They will describe the varying stages of an idea’s life from the time it’s submitted to the time it’s reviewed, considered, and potentially implemented, etc.


  • Collaboration Tools – It will be possible to @mention people, places and content across the Esri Community to directly link an idea or comment to another entity in GeoNet. Including additional authors on your idea will also be possible to foster collaboration with your peers.


What’s next?


On the day prior to the move, Wednesday, May 25th, all existing content on the current ArcGIS Ideas site will be read-only. All ideas will be migrated into GeoNet on Thursday, May 26. Then on Friday, May 27th, you will be redirected to the Esri Community when accessing http://ideas.arcgis.com. Going forward you will be able to access ArcGIS Ideas from within GeoNet by clicking on the site link in the navigation banner.


Later this week, we will provide more information about this new space including “how-to” guides and FAQs to help you get started exploring and submitting and voting on ideas.


Please continue to share your ideas and feedback with us. We want to hear from you and we’re thrilled about this opportunity to introduce ArcGIS Ideas to the Esri Community!

Thanks for all you have done to make ArcGIS Ideas successful. We look forward to experiencing this next phase of innovation and collaborating with you in this new space.