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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. 

Implemented ideas:

For AGOL home page, ability to hide menu items 

Credit and Activity reports for administrators

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. 

Implemented ideas:

ArcGIS Online – Exportable Reports For All Credit Usage Types 

Partially implemented ideas:

AGO credit usage download improvements 

Overview individual credit charges for items 

AGO content management - show/sort by size on content pages 


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. 

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Esri Regular Contributor

You may have noticed that ArcGIS Online updated recently! There are a lot of ArcGIS Ideas‌ that were implemented in this release. Check out the list below:

New home page

You can now create a responsive, modern landing page for your ArcGIS Online organization that showcases content important to your community and looks great across different devices. Learn more here

Scrolling down the new ArcGIS Online home page

Implemented Ideas:

Featured Content 

More pre-cooked options available for ArcGIS Online home page. 

ArcGIS Online Organization Description Section Background Fill 

Partially Implemented Ideas:

Fully Custom ArcGIS Online Homepage 

AGOL Home Page item limit 

Portal Home Page Design Flexibility 

Administrative Reports - Members and Items

You can now export reports of items and members in your ArcGIS Online organization. More information on the new reports are here

Implemented Ideas:

Export list of ArcGIS Online Users to Excel 

Partially Implemented Ideas:

Create Detailed AGOL Usage Report for Every Item 

ArcGIS Online Export of App and Content Reports 

AGOL Report-Detailed List of created maps, apps, dashboards etc. 

AGOL Content Reporting Tool 

New Login Options

Administrators can now set up organization-specific logins with OpenID Connect

Partially Implemented Ideas:

Connect & Login using OpenID, Facebook, Twitter 

Use Open Identity Exchange (OIX) for security login 


You can now create webhooks on hosted feature services in ArcGIS Online. This documentation page goes over exactly how to configure them from the Rest endpoint of your hosted feature service. 

Implemented Ideas:


Partially Implemented Ideas:

Extend Webhooks also for features in the Enterprise portal/ArcGIS Online 

ArcGIS Notebooks

ArcGIS Notebooks, out of beta at the June update, enables using and sharing custom analysis workflows in ArcGIS Online. 

Partially Implemented Ideas:

Ability to add geoprocessing services in ArcGIS Online 

Category Gallery Configurable App

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. 

Partially Implemented Ideas:

Make Category Gallery more configurable 

Don't forget to check out the What's New Blog and What's new—ArcGIS Online Help | Documentation. Thanks again for the valuable ideas contributed to the ArcGIS Online community. 

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Esri Regular Contributor

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:

1. Show attachments in ArcGIS Online pop-up window 

It is now out-of-the-box functionality to display photo attachments directly in pop-ups. Attachments can be displayed as large images in the pop-up as a gallery or included as links with a small preview in list format. When creating an app from the map, choose an app built on the 4.x ArcGIS API for JavaScript to see gallery-style pop-ups. 

2. Improve available default Map Layouts for Printing in ArcGIS Online 

There are now more options when printing a Web Map. Among these are more default layouts and output format choices, as well as the capability of setting a precise scale and DPI when printing.

GIF of printing improvements in Map Viewer Beta

3. Auto-size/Customize width of map popups 

Pop-ups now automatically resize themselves to fit the content and map where they are displayed. No longer are lengthy field aliases truncated and data hidden in pop-up windows. 

4. Dot Density Map in AGOL 

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. 

Dot density map example

5. Map Rotation In ArcGIS Online 

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). 

Web Map Rotation

6. Layer Order - ArcGIS Online 

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. 

7. Reorder bookmarks in map viewer 

Functionality has been added to change the order of bookmarks in the redesigned bookmarks panel. Just drag and drop the bookmarks in the order you want your audience to see them.

reordering bookmarks

The following idea has been marked as partially implemented:

1. Movable popup window in ArcGis Online 

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.

docking a pop up

Notable idea that didn't make it into the first release:


1. Group layers for ArcGIS online 

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.

To learn more about Map Viewer Beta be sure to check out the GeoNet space. There are tutorials, a road map of what's coming, a functionality matrix, and forums to discuss the product and share your opinion. Thank you for your engagement and valuable feedback provided to ArcGIS Ideas. Please keep letting us know your ideas, and we hope you like the first release of Map Viewer Beta!

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Esri Regular Contributor

You might have heard that ArcGIS Online‌ just released its latest update! This post highlights some of the user community's great Ideas that have made their way into the product. 

The following ideas have been marked as implemented:

1. Photo App for Survey123 / Collector 

    Attachment Viewer App: Explore multiple feature layers 

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. 

2. Overwrite existing Tile Layer Service on ArcGIS Online 

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

3. Feature Search in Scene Viewer should support Group Layers 

In Web Scenes, you can now configure layers that are part of a group layer as search layers in the Feature Search options. You can learn about other updates to the scene viewer in this blog

We also had some ideas for Web AppBuilder which have been implemented at this release:

1. Pass variable via URL Parameter to an editable layer in Smart Editor 

2. Add the ability to turn on layers or apply a filter through a URL parameter 

3. Public Notification Widget - Add field name row to CSV Output 

Visit the What's new in Web AppBuilder documentation page for more information on these and other Web AppBuilder updates.

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!

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