Label Features

Discussion created by grantkaye on Dec 31, 2012
Latest reply on Jan 2, 2013 by grantkaye
Why does ArcGIS Online and/or ArcGIS Explorer online not offer the basic functionality of labeling features on a map? Or even the ability to add text?

This is one of the most basic functionalities of a GIS (let alone a paper map!), and it is unbelievably lacking! Do we really have to subscribe at the premium of $2500 to enable this functionality via served map tiles? There are several free GIS mobile apps that allow labeling, how can ESRI, the global leader in GIS, not have this functionality?

Can it really be true that something as simple as providing collaborators with the ability to see running trail names on a map or sample locations is impossible without spending $2500?