You may have noticed that ArcGIS Online just underwent its fall update! The team implemented several ArcGIS Ideas in this release - they're administration-heavy this time around, so big thanks to administrators for letting us know your feedback. Check out the list below for the details.
Configurable tabs in the navigation bar
Administrators can now control which tabs are visible in their organization’s navigation bar for anonymous visitors, organization members, and those who have/don't have map or scene creation privileges. Check out the documentation on this new feature and the blog for a more in-depth description.
The new Credit and Activity reports give administrators the ability to monitor credit transactions and assess organization, member, group, and user activity. A column for file storage size and feature service storage size has also been added to the Items report first released in the June 2020 update. Check out the blog on reports and the documentation for more information on the updates.
Thanks again for contributing your feedback to the ArcGIS Ideas community, and please continue letting us know how new functionality and improvements to existing features would help your workflows and use cases.
As part of the updates to Category Gallery, selected filters and categories in the filter pane populate the URL as parameters, enabling sharing the exact gallery state via URL. Learn more about updates to Category Gallery, as well as the other Configurable App updates in Matthew Payne's recent blog post.
You may have heard that Map Viewer Beta released on November 19! This post showcases some of the great ideas that were included in the initial release. Many more ideas will be implemented in future releases - functionality in the pipeline is listed on the Map Viewer Beta Road Map.
The following ideas have been marked as implemented:
It is now possible to compare raw-value attributes with this popular cartographic style. In a Dot Density Map, each dot represents the same quantity of your data (418 people, in the below example), and different color dots represent different categories. It's a compelling way to visualize data for geographically distinct areas such as counties.
The functionality now exists to rotate any direction from north. In Map Viewer Beta, just right click on the map and move the mouse. This will rotate the map. Use this to make streets appear perpendicular to the web map or app layout, no matter what direction they are facing (cough cough Toronto).
You now have the freedom to order layers in your map any way you want, regardless of their type. Map Image Layers, Tile Layers, and Feature Collections may now be moved on top of Feature Layers and vice versa.
Sometimes pop-ups are in the way of features that should be visible. With Map Viewer Beta, you can now dock the pop-up to the side of the map, out of the way of features. When testing this feature out, we found that there was no good place to move a pop-up to, so our design now implements a consistent placement of the pop-up away from the initial feature. Also, the browser remembers if you docked the pop up and will reopen the maps with the pop-up in the same location for the same map when opened in the future.
Notable idea that didn't make it into the first release:
We wanted to mention this as it is the most up-voted idea in all of ArcGIS Ideas. It may seem like an elephant in the blog as this isn’t on the initial release; this functionality is in the pipeline for the first half of 2020, but has some compatibility issues with existing apps. We are working hard to provide support for this across the ArcGIS Platform and will make it available once it can be consumed by ArcGIS Apps.
In the Attachment Viewer Web Application it is now possible to toggle between two layers in the Web Map to view attachments from each layer. This enables straightforward viewing of images from multiple data collection sources in a single, integrated app. More information on what's new in the Attachment Viewer App can be found in this blog post.
You can now update Vector Tile layers without affecting existing styles or modifying item IDs. You have the option to automatically create a historical archived layer with the old data. Here is a blog post on the functionality and the full documentation about the workflow is here.
To learn more about what else is new in the October 2019 ArcGIS Online Update, check out this blog as well as our What's new documentation. Thank you for your engagement with and all the valuable feedback provided to ArcGIS Ideas. Please keep letting us know your ideas, and we hope you enjoy the latest update to ArcGIS Online!