What's new

The September 2021 update includes new functionality in Map Viewer and other enhancements and new functionality throughout the ArcGIS Online website. Highlights are provided below. For more information, see the What's new in ArcGIS Online blog article.


Map Viewer has been updated with new functionality and enhancements, including the following:

3D visualization

  • You can now use WGS 1984 scene layers with local scenes in Web Mercator, allowing you to fully leverage thousands of ArcGIS Online scene layers.
  • Scene Viewer now supports creating local scenes in WGS 1984.
  • Scene Viewer has expanded support of OGC layer types by allowing you to add WFS layers to your scenes.
  • By default, scenes now use WebGL2 to render 3D graphics, which lays the groundwork for future performance and visualization enhancements.

Sharing and collaboration

  • You can now highlight important content in your group by curating a featured content gallery on the Overview tab of the group page. Administrators can also include the curated featured content on the organization's home page.
  • Organizations in a partnered collaboration can now choose to suspend their collaboration. Suspending a collaboration restricts new members from being added to collaboration groups while allowing existing members and items to remain. Administrators from either organization can resume a suspended collaboration at any time.

App configuration

  • ArcGIS Dashboards users can now enable data download for data-driven elements that are powered by ArcGIS Online hosted feature layers. Enabling data download allows dashboard viewers to download a CSV file of an element's source data or summarized data. For more information, see What's new in ArcGIS Dashboards.
  • Two new ArcGIS Instant Apps templates—Sidebar and Basic—are now available. Sidebar allows users to interact with and edit features on the map and filter the app's contents, all from the app's side panel. Basic includes the standard tools for showcasing your maps and scenes, such as a legend and bookmarks. For more information, see What's new in Instant Apps.
  • Two new widgets are now available in ArcGIS Experience Builder: Search and Oriented Imagery. Search allows users to find locations based on specific layers and locators. Oriented Imagery allows users to interact with and visualize imagery that's taken from any angle. Additionally, two new default templates now use Fly Controller widgets in a full screen and scrolling page. Other enhancements include support for line and area charts, new filtering capabilities, and more. For more information, see What's new in Experience Builder.
  • ArcGIS Web AppBuilder includes updates to several widgets. The Visibility widget now allows you to define default values for line of sight settings. With Situational Awareness, you can now specify a time value for reports. Screening now supports sorting the results of reports. With Smart Editor, you can now set a default reference system when you enable moving point features to a new coordinate location. For more information, see What's new in ArcGIS Web AppBuilder.

Accounts and administration

You can now schedule administrative reports to run automatically. Depending on the type of report, reports can be scheduled to run daily, weekly, or monthly.