What's New in ArcGIS Online July 2013

The July update included enhancements for authoring web maps, developing applications, and administering organizations.

Release Highlights

Spatial analysis tools—These tools were previously in beta and are now a released feature of ArcGIS Online. You can access these tools through the map viewer: Summarize Within, Summarize Nearby, Create Drive-Time Areas, Enrich Layer, Find Nearest, Dissolve Boundaries, and Merge Layers. Pop-up help is available in all ArcGIS Online languages. Performing analysis and storing the analysis results uses service credits. For more information, see Performing analysis.

Improved imagery display—For a better default display of image service layers, map authors can now configure display, show tables, create filters, display or hide the legend (ArcGIS for Server 10.2 or later services), and configure pop-up windows. For more information, see Displaying image layers.

New swipe story map template—This configurable story map template is designed for mobile use and allows you to display two web maps or two layers of the same web map in a vertically split window or through a spy glass. The template is available to all ArcGIS Online accounts.

Enhancements to enterprise logins—With this new option (previously in beta) administrators can invite users with an enterprise login account to the organization; ArcGIS Online populates the full name and the email address of the user account with the values received form the identity provider. Help includes steps for configuring Active Directory Federation Services 2.0, Shibboleth 2.0 and SimpleSAMLphp 2.3.8 as enterprise providers. For more information, see Setting up Enterprise Logins.

Additional Enhancements

Map Viewer

Enhancements to directions—Add a location directly from a pop-up window. For more information, see Getting directions.

Add route layer to map—Save route as a layer and perform analysis on the route. For more information, see Adding route layers.

Option to select another location—When you search for an address or place, the map viewer shows the best result and gives you an option to select other candidates. For more information, see Viewing web maps in the ArcGIS Online map viewer.

Restrict location search to current extent of embedded map—When you embed a map, you can restrict geocoding to the extent of the map. For more information, see Embedding web maps.

New A to Z symbols—A new collection of A to Z symbols is available for you to use when changing symbols in a layer. The symbols are available in three colors. For more information, see Using a single symbol.

Web Applications

CityEngine Web Viewer—Enhancements include streamlined map UI controls, full-screen button, and better shadow resolution with cascaded shadow maps. For more information, see Using CityEngine Web Viewer.

Enhanced Map Tour template available to all ArcGIS Online accounts—With this template you can import pictures from several popular online photo sharing services (Flickr, Facebook, and Picasa) or from any source through a CSV file. Organizational accounts continue to be able to create hosted feature services and use ArcGIS Online as their picture storage. The template includes Help.

Swipe Tool template has been deprecated—You can no longer access the Swipe Tool template from the default web app template gallery or create new configurable applications. Existing applications based on the template will continue to work. Although the code is no longer updated, you can download the deprecated template from the ArcGIS Online website to customize and host a swipe web application on your own web server.

ArcGIS Apps

Esri Maps for Office—Version 2.1 includes statistical hot spot/cold spot analysis; access to additional data collections for data enrichment; the ability to select individual variables for data enrichment; new infographic options; support for Portal for ArcGIS; new authentication options (IWA and PKI for Portal for ArcGIS, and OAuth + SAML for ArcGIS Online); and various bug fixes. Download the latest version.

Updated ArcGIS for Windows Phone—Version 10.1.2 is now released and includes support for Windows Phone 8 and additional security scenarios. Two new languages, Danish and Portuguese (Portugal), are also supported. For more information, see What's new in ArcGIS for Windows Phone.

ArcGIS Ready-to-use Layers and Tools

Enhancements to geocoding—Geocoding quality has been improved for more than 15 countries, including Malaysia and Turkey. For more information, see Service Coverage.

Expanded coverage for routing—Routing is now available for South Korea and 41 other new countries, for a total coverage of 144 countries. For more information, see Data Coverage for Network Analysis Services.

Updated Esri Data and Maps data layers—Most of the data layers in Data and Maps for ArcGIS have been updated with recent vintage datasets and are now available in the Esri Data & Maps group on ArcGIS Online. For more information, see Data & Maps for ArcGIS.

Organization Administration

Enhancements to status page—The status page has been enhanced to improve reporting the usage of services and consumption of credits. The organization's subscription status page is now divided into 4 sections: Storage, Analytics; Usage, Premium Content; Usage, and Published Content; and Usage. For more information, see Viewing subscription status.

New security option to use only standard SQL queries—Administrators can choose to only use standard SQL queries on hosted feature services. For more information, see Configuring security settings.

Other Enhancements

Updated website design and navigation—The ArcGIS Online website has a new look and improved navigation.

More options in profile—Organizational account users can edit name, password, region, and identity question from the profile page. For more information, see Managing your profile.

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