What's New in ArcGIS

More content, enhanced apps, increased quality, and improved commitment to open standards—all featured in the ArcGIS Online September release. For a complete list and more details on what's new, see ArcGIS Online Help. Check out the ArcGIS Online blog where we share some cool examples.

New Content

New Content

ArcGIS Online already hosts the most extensive digital collection of geographic content, but Esri keeps adding more. Here’s a few highlights:

  • Find Cyprus as a region to make it the default for content in the gallery, and the default extent for new maps.
  • See updates to vector basemaps (still in beta) for several regions of the world and display vector basemaps in high-resolution and customize map styles including labels.

More Interoperability

Esri continues support for Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) services by upholding standards and working toward increased interoperability. Now, the map viewer in ArcGIS Online contains additional options for appending custom parameters to:

  • OGC Web Map Service (WMS) layers
  • OGC Web Map Tile Services (WMTS)
  • OGC Web Feature Service (WFS) requests

Also, when you add WMS data to a map using the map viewer you can choose which layers to add instead of adding the entire WMS service.

More Interoperability

Map Source: Esri Australia/PTV

Impressive Apps

We added even more power, flexibility, and interconnectivity to the apps available via ArcGIS Online. Using a new app button (now included in ArcGIS Online) you can directly launch—from your own site—ArcGIS web apps and related sites that you have access to through your organization. Here are other exciting updates to ArcGIS apps:

Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS

Edit related records, conduct local searches, and turn filters off on a map. Remove layers in the Near Me widget that return zero results. Add an area extrusion 3D effect to extrude polygons instead of just points and polylines.

Collector for ArcGIS

Enjoy support for high-accuracy GPS receivers and the ability to collect and update data using a location provider. Integrate with Workforce for ArcGIS.

Survey123 for ArcGIS

New capabilities in this form-based data collection app include easier integration with other ArcGIS apps. Preserve EXIF metadata in photos captured on your devices. Author smart forms from your web browser, and print summary results into PDFs.