Let’s kick things off with a detailed view of what’s new in ArcGIS Dashboards on ArcGIS Enterprise 11.2 and then look at some of the big updates from some of the other recent releases of ArcGIS Dashboards on ArcGIS Enterprise.
Mobile Dashboard Views
ArcGIS Dashboards on ArcGIS Enterprise 11.2 introduces an additional mobile dashboard view. Now you can create a single dashboard with both a desktop and a mobile view. The views are optimized for the screen size of the device used, which helps ensure an optimal user experience when viewing a dashboard.
We have streamlined the map selection process. Select features more intuitively by clicking directly on the features. Configure layer actions, so when dashboard users click features on the map, it will automatically initiate actions. We’ve also expanded our set of selection tools, to allow users to select multiple features at once.
Accessibility has been improved with better keyboard navigation, improved screen reader support, and focus management. We have also introduced the ability to configure the accessible name for each element on your dashboard, this is what is read aloud when using a screen reader.
Dashboard creators can now enable the download of source data from a dashboard element without requiring a log in.
Map Layer Data Sources
Elements with data sources based on a map layer are no longer affected when you delete that map element.
The ArcGIS Arcade expression editor updates save you time by featuring autopopulated code suggestions, a robust function search, and flags for errors. We have delineated the advanced formatting of dashboard elements into the different element profiles: list, table, and indicator specific profiles. Need a refresher for using Arcade for ArcGIS Dashboards? Check out this helpful tutorial!
We’ve added the Find my location and Compass options for the map element.
ArcGIS Dashboards Before 11.2
We’ve looked at some of the features that are available with the new 11.2 release of ArcGIS Enterprise, now we’ll switch gears and walk through summaries of some of the prior releases for ArcGIS Dashboards. Here is a look at some highlights and features that came to each release of ArcGIS Dashboards on ArcGIS Enterprise from 11.1 to 10.6.
- List search: You can now enable search for your listed elements.
- Actions: Including the pan, zoom, flash, and follow feature action.
- Data download: You can now enable data download for data-driven elements.
- Dashboard reset: You can now allow users to reset their dashboards after interacting with it.
- ArcGIS Dashboards Classic is retired: ArcGIS Dashboards Classic (see 10.9.1 for more information) is no longer available for use in 11.0.
- Accessibility Conformance: Esri is focused on adhering to accessibility guidelines and standards for all ArcGIS Dashboards users.
- Improved Authoring Experience: A more unified ArcGIS experience, expandable data source table for data driven elements, and more.
- Dashboard Layouts: Manage the dashboard layout with the new layout panel to the toolbar and use the new add element button to add elements where you want them.
- Chart Improvements: Serial charts and Pie charts can now target elements from different data sources. We’ve also improved sorting for serial charts.
- Tables: We’ve added a new data visualization; tables!
(See the original release blog here)
- New Version of ArcGIS Dashboards: The previous version is now ArcGIS Dashboards Classic
- Data Expression Support: Data expressions can now be used to power data-driven elements with ArcGIS Arcade.
- Selector redesign: Selectors now include new configuration options.
- Selection-based display: Use selection-based display to configure an element to only render when a selection is made elsewhere on the dashboard.
- 10.9: Bug fixes and improvements to stability and security.
- 10.8.1: Bug fixes and improvements to stability and security.
- 10.8: Bug fixes and improvements to stability and security.
- 10.7.1: Support for new languages, new None option for multiple category selections, additional formatting options, and new icons are available for indicator and header elements.
- 10.7: New Show Pop-up and Follow Feature actions, Pie chart improvements, Serial chart improvements, new dashboard-level settings, unit prefixes can now be changed, URL parameters update, new hub icons, improved authoring experience for category selectors, and a new option to control the list selection color.
- 10.6.1: Dashboards is now included with the installation of ArcGIS Enterprise, new actions sources, new embedded content element, updates to the indicator, gauge, map, and header elements, Dashboards can now include subscriber content, addition of URL parameters, and usability improvements.
- 10.6: You can now author dashboards completely in the browser, utilize interactive data-driven elements, support for smart mapping, support for Arcade data expressions, improved chart support, new layout grouping and stacking, revamped data visualization, and improved date-based filtering.
Create a Dashboard Today!
ArcGIS Dashboards is an easy-to-learn dashboard creating web app, included with your ArcGIS Enterprise licensing. Regardless of which version of ArcGIS Dashboards you are using, start making dashboards today! Try out this free step-by-step tutorial to learn the basics of building a dashboard, or get hands-on instructor-led training with this course. Take advantage of your ArcGIS Enterprise investment by using ArcGIS Dashboards.