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What’s New in ArcGIS Online (March 2019)

ArcGIS Online was updated this week, and this latest release adds many useful new features and enhancements! You can read more about the updates in the Esri blog post at


Here are just a few highlights:

  • Configurable Apps: Interactive Legend is a new app that allows you to explore feature layers in the map by interacting with the legend.
  • App Builders: Web AppBuilder has a new Network Trace widget.
  • Mapping & Visualization: Symbol sets have been updated in Map Viewer. You can now display georeferenced photos on a map by uploading a .zip file containing them.
  • Spatial Analytics: Generate Tessellations is a new tool that creates bins over a study area, determined by a specified extent, shape, and size. Tessellations are useful because they allow you to split geography into regular shapes.
  • Sharing & Collaboration: A new location filter helps you find items in your organization that are located in a specific place or region, or at specified latitude, longitude coordinates.
  • Living Atlas: The OpenStreetMap vector basemap maintained and hosted by Esri, is no longer in beta. Small areas can be exported for offline use. Radiant Solutions NaturalVue 2.0, a virtually cloud-free global imagery mosaic, is coming soon as a tile layer in ArcGIS Online and Living Atlas.
  • Learn ArcGIS: Recently published new resources, including a webinar on climate change mapping that shows you how you can use ArcGIS Pro to analyze climate data.
  • Apps for the Field: Collector for ArcGIS can now be used alongside another app in Split View mode. External GNSS receivers are now supported in the Survey123 field app.
  • Insights for ArcGIS: A redesigned and enhanced home page and support for distributed collaborations.
  • Data Management: When you create a tile package in ArcGIS Pro 2.3 and later, you can specify a new file format—.tpkx. The .tpkx file format is an open specification tile package format that uses a simplified file structure, which allows developers to read and write files to the format. A new Arcade Attachments() function can be used during field calculations to calculate values based on attachments and their properties.
  • Admin: ArcGIS Online now has more rigorous password requirements for new and updated accounts. If your organization has set up enterprise logins, you can now add members automatically using their enterprise ID. The sign-in experience in ArcGIS Online has been updated and streamlined, making it easier to sign in.