What's Coming in ArcGIS Online - April 2021

03-26-2021 12:47 PM
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ArcGIS Online was updated! Check out the what's new blogs and documentation for all the details. 


On April 13, from 5:00 p.m. to midnight (PDT), we plan to update ArcGIS Online. The update will include the new Map Viewer and ArcGIS Dashboards in general availability, improved collaboration across organizations, the ability to schedule ArcGIS Notebooks, and many new capabilities throughout the product. Please note that all planned updates are subject to change. Our What’s New email, blog article, and documentation will provide a comprehensive list of enhancements.


New Map Viewer Comes Out of Beta

Map Viewer Beta will be released for general use. The original Map Viewer will be renamed Map Viewer Classic and remain the primary viewer for a limited time. Administrators can make the new Map Viewer the primary viewer through their organization settings. Individual users can also control it through their user settings.

Map Viewer improvements will enable

  • Drawing features and placing stamps anywhere on your map using the upcoming sketch layer.
  • Conveniently switching between layers when styling multiple layers and configuring pop-ups with the upcoming interface improvements.
  • Expanding your map using the upcoming full-screen mode.


Improved Collaboration Across Organizations

Partnered collaboration will provide a way to establish a formal relationship between two or more ArcGIS Online organizations. Benefits will include

  • Streamlined group management—Collaboration coordinators will be an established point of contact and can directly add members from their organization to the group.
  • Collaborative item editing—Members from different organizations will be able to collaboratively build maps or apps through a shared update group.
  • Streamlined content sharing—Contributing content to a group can be limited to group owners and managers in different organizations who can ensure that the right content is curated and shared.


New ArcGIS Dashboards Comes Out of Beta

The new ArcGIS Dashboards, built on the ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.x, will be released for general use. Take advantage of ArcGIS Arcade in list and indicator elements, selection-based display, and data expressions. You can also leverage the capabilities of the new Map Viewer including dot density and multi-element pop-ups. Experience performance improvements as the dashboards load and maps draw. The previous version of Dashboards will become ArcGIS Dashboards Classic.


ArcGIS Notebooks Supports Scheduling

Automate routine tasks, run large or lengthy processes outside of work hours, or update datasets frequently with the upcoming capability to schedule ArcGIS Notebooks within ArcGIS Online at a set time or on a recurring basis. You will also be able to pass parameters into Notebooks on a schedule to account for different analytical scenarios or for security purposes.


Get Early Access to What’s Coming

Would you like to try the features planned for the upcoming ArcGIS Online update? ArcGIS Online users with an organizational subscription can do so by joining the ArcGIS Online Early Adopter Community (EAC). EAC members have access to an ArcGIS Online testing environment. Within the environment you can try upcoming features, test compatibility with your existing workflows, influence product development, and engage with the ArcGIS Online development team and the EAC community.

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