ArcGIS Insights

What’s new in ArcGIS Insights 2023.2

ArcGIS Insights combines data visualization and analysis to accelerate decision making. From interactive charts and maps to advanced analytics, Insights offers a wide array of capabilities to help you understand your data, answer important questions, and create interactive reports.

The Insights 2023.2 release (August 2023) includes enhancements to maps that allow you to remove a basemap and rotate a map, new configurations for heat maps, and a PERCENTTOTAL function for calculated fields and advanced filters. Keep reading to learn more about these new features so you can try them out the next time you use Insights.

Map enhancements

You can now rotate a map and remove basemap layers from map cards. Removing a basemap allows you to create a minimalist map using only your data and can be used to design aesthetically pleasing reports by layering maps on top of images or other visualizations.

Remove the basemap from a map card

Rotating a map allows you to change the orientation of features. For example, you may want to rotate a map of a street network where the streets are parallel but do not run exactly north-south and east-west.

Rotate a map

Heat maps

Heat maps now support adjusting the radius for calculating relative density and changing the scale on which the densities are based. These additional configurations allow you to customize your heat maps so you can create the optimal visualization for your data.

Configure a heat map


The PERCENTTOTAL function allows you to calculate proportions of each value in a field using the field total. The PERCENTTOTAL function can be used in field calculations and advanced filters.

In previous releases proportions could be calculated by dividing the field by the sum of the same field. In the example below, the proportion is calculated using the equation POP2020/SUM(POP2020). In Insights 2023.2, the PERCENTTOTAL function can be used to complete the same calculation in one step. The new calculation in the example is PERCENTTOTAL(POP2020).

Calculate a proportion of for a field

The PERCENTTOTAL function calculates the proportions of each value, not the percentage. To view the output field as a percentage, you can create a reference table and format the column.

Configure percents in a reference table

Other updates

More resources

You can now access these and several other enhancements in ArcGIS Insights. For a full list of new features, visit What’s new in the Insights help documentation.

We love hearing from you! Visit Esri Community to ask questions, access resources, and submit ideas for new features you want to see in Insights.

About the author

Vicki Lynn Cove is a documentation writer for Map Viewer analysis and ArcGIS Insights at Esri's Research and Development Centre in Ottawa, Canada. She has a background in biology, English literature, and GIS. In her spare time, Vicki Lynn enjoys fibre arts, playing her guitar, and the outdoors.

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