What's New in Explorer for ArcGIS Beta 3 (June 2019)

Blog Post created by SBall-esristaff Employee on Jul 2, 2019

Beta 3 is now available in the Microsoft Store! We've got lots of great updates for you, including:

  • The ability to side-load Explorer onto your Windows device. Can't use the Microsoft Store? Use the info in Justin's blog to download and install Explorer locally. 
  • Support for web maps that have pre-planned offline areas. Map authors can define areas within web maps that mobile users can download and use when offline. Windows 10 Explorer users can now download and use these areas on their devices.
  • Markup improvements such as adding notes to the markup objects, changing the color of markup items after they've been created, and toggling the fill shading for enclosed markup objects.
  • You can now copy text from a popup. 
  • Anonymous logins are now supported, so you do not have to have an ArcGIS account to use Explorer beta 3. This is really handy if you want to create public / anonymous mobile maps (requires the Publisher extension) and share them with people outside your organization.
  • The option to return to the default basemap for the current map.
  • The ability to specify the preferred coordinate notation. 
  • You can view map details from the Map card, including summary, date modified, and description.
  • There are now separate tools for viewing map layers and the map legend.
  • Updated localization.
  • Lots of bug fixes.


You can find all of these updates in the Microsoft store by searching for 'Explorer for ArcGIS beta' - or by downloading and installing Explorer locally using the instructions in the sideloading blog.


We're getting close to an official release later in the summer, so make sure you keep trying things out and letting us know what's working - and what's not working - so we can keep trying to get all those bugs squashed.


Happy Exploring!

Scott and the Explorer team