The December release of ArcGIS Online adds new administrative privileges, additional support for hosted feature layers, more imagery and demographic data, and even a new app!
Items can be designated as either authoritative or deprecated to make it easier for others to find trusted items and discourage the use of outdated items. Corresponding badges indicate these designated items and can be returned when you search or browse for content using the Status filter. Organisation members can also limit layer searches to authoritative layers when using the Search for Layer option in Map Viewer.
Limit access to your features by defining a particular area of interest for hosted feature layer views. For example, you might create different views of a hosted feature layer that contains sensitive information and define a spatial extent for each view depending on the intended viewer.
Basemaps provide important context for your data. In this release, the World Imagery basemap was improved with additional sets of DigitalGlobe imagery for several countries including sub-metre resolution Basemap +Vivid imagery for the United States and Australia. Additionally, sub-metre resolution Basemap +Metro imagery was published for a few hundred cities around the world.
Esri Demographics provide information about the unique characteristics of populations around the world. Our demographic maps now feature the latest demographic data for Germany from Nexiga. In addition, updates were released for several other countries using the latest Michael Bauer Research demographic data.
Buildings and integrated mesh scene layers now load up to 50 percent faster. You can also measure distances in 3D between two points in Scene Viewer. This new interactive tool lets you calculate the direct and vertical distances, choose different units, and leverage laser lines to guide your measurements.
Insights for ArcGIS, Esri’s web-based data analytics workbench, is now available in ArcGIS Online. Its drag-and-drop interface makes working with spatial and non-spatial data simple, helping you easily understand and explain information. Complex algorithms running behind the scenes produce maps, charts, and tables that users can employ to visualise data and answer questions, solve problems, and quickly share powerful results. This iterative and interactive data analysis experience is great for seasoned professionals as well as those who are new to GIS.
This is only a handful of the features we’ve added to ArcGIS Online in this release. Please visit the ArcGIS Blog and the ArcGIS Online Help for the complete list.