Bernard Szukalski, Esri tech evangelist and product strategist, introduces new features and enhancements to the latest release of ArcGIS Online.
Part of the Esri Geospatial Cloud, ArcGIS Online enables users to connect people, locations, and data using interactive maps. Using smart, intuitive analytical tools that deliver location intelligence and authoritative data, people can share insights with the world or among specific groups. The latest release of ArcGIS Online adds many useful new features and enhancements to its capabilities.
Configurable apps use templates that different types of users can configure easily, without any coding, helping them publish apps quickly for a variety of workflows. The fastest and easiest way to go from a map to a shareable app, new features include:
App builders let users easily create custom apps with no coding required, and have been updated with the following enhancements:
Symbol sets have been updated in Map Viewer. The Emergency Management symbol set has been renamed to Public Safety and includes new symbols. This symbol set also replaces the Safety & Health symbol set, which has been retired. The Local Government and State Government symbol sets have been combined into a single Government symbol set, which also includes new symbols. Users can also now display georeferenced photos on a map by uploading a .zip file containing them.
Generate Tessellations is a new tool that creates bins over a study area, determined by a specified extent, shape, and size. Tessellations are useful because they allow users to split geography into regular shapes that support many thematic mapping tasks, enabling patterns to be seen much more easily.
The Elevation Analysis privilege is no longer required to run the Create Watersheds, Create Viewshed, or Trace Downstream tools. Therefore, these tools will not accrue credits when used.
And the Browse Layers window has been updated to improve the experience of browsing to, and adding, analysis layers from within the tool pane. Users can access the window by choosing Browse Layers from the drop-down menu of compatible tool parameters.
ArcGIS Companion makes it easy to access an organization from a mobile device. In addition to the mobile browser option (just use a URL), users can now access their organization using this companion mobile app for iOS and Android. Anyone can access their organization anytime, anywhere, to explore content, view groups, edit their profile, and more.
Other new updates include sharing a group via social media or with a URL, enhancements to the Discover page, and more options for managing members. The workflow for adding a member or inviting them to join the organization now includes steps to assign add-on licenses and add the member to groups. If an organization has set up enterprise logins, administrators can invite a member to join using their enterprise login. The Organization page has a new option for administrators to add a member to multiple groups at once.
ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World is the foremost collection of geographic information from around the globe. It includes curated maps, apps, and data layers from Esri and the global GIS user community to support an organization’s work. New features include:
Learn ArcGIS is a website containing timely and engaging guided lessons that are based on real-world problems, covering the entire ArcGIS platform. Whether new to GIS, or a seasoned analyst, Learn ArcGIS has resources to help users build their GIS skills.
Learn ArcGIS has recently published new resources, including a webinar on climate change mapping that shows users how they can use ArcGIS Pro to analyze climate data. Demonstrations shown at the Developer Summit 2019 plenary are being published in the Learn by Doing blog series. The first is Calculate Drone Corridors for Package Delivery which uses raster functions and the ArcGIS API for Python.
ArcGIS apps for the field help users harness the power of location to improve coordination and achieve operational efficiencies in field workforce activities. Enhancements include:
Other updates to ArcGIS Online’s user interface and cloud capabilities include:
These new updates to ArcGIS Online give users access to a whole new scale of location intelligence, and businesses and organizations of every size and purpose can use it to break new ground and digitally transform.
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