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What's new

The sections below highlight the some key improvements to the capabilities for ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud.

June 2019

This release has introduced geoenrichment tools, a new option when using the extension, the ability to duplicate a mapboard, and the option to sync individual layers.

  • Plus—An in-app purchasing option for commercial-grade access at a low monthly cost to all premium maps and layers in ArcGIS Online and advanced features within the extension. Review the Functionality matrix for details.
  • Mapboards—Defining map extents inside others is now easier. Mapboards have a tabbed appearance, allowing resizing and positioning similar to those of a web browser tab.
  • Duplicate mapboards—An existing mapboard can now be easily duplicated (copying the geographic extent, page size, and layers as part of the map).

    Duplicate replaces the previously ability to unlock a synced map. If you need to make changes to a mapboard's page size, scale, and so on after it's been downloaded, you now make a duplicate of the existing mapboards, and update the new mapboard with your changes.

  • Sync Individual Layers—Ability to turn on and off whether a layer is downloaded as part of a map sync, allowing a finer level of control and performance for improved efficiency during map updates.
  • Visualize location analysis—Ability to create geographic offset (buffers), add demographic attributes (geoenrichment) to existing layers, and visualize travel times.
  • Show overlapping labels—Ensure all features on a map are labeled regardless of space constraints. This allows you to interactively reposition and remove text elements in Illustrator.
  • Legend—Create a graphic table of unique map symbols with the associated names based on the layer structure from the Illustrator document.
  • The scale bar, text, and other map surround graphics are now optional processes and are generated outside the artboard.
  • Non-drawing layers are no longer removed from the compilation window layer list. The layers are grayed-out with an icon indicating the reason for it not drawing. They can be removed manually or steps can be taken to change the map or layer settings using details provided on the troubleshooting documentation page.

September 2018

  • Mapboards—Defining the extent of your map is now easier. This release introduces the ability to define an extent from a layer, a map, or a file saved on your computer.
  • Embed map—Your compiled map can now be embedded when you sync as part of your Illustrator or Photoshop document so you can come back to it later.
  • Favorites—Use the Favorites button when adding layers or web maps to organize content that you frequently use. This new functionality allows you to gather content and make it readily accessible.
  • Projections—You can now specify custom projection parameters for your compiled map.
  • Redo/Undo—Undo or redo actions in the Compilation window.
  • Keyboard shortcuts—Simple shortcut keys, similar to common shortcuts used in Adobe apps, are now supported.
  • Share to ArcGIS OnlineSave your maps created with ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud as items in ArcGIS Online.

March 2018

This release has been focused on improving your experience when using the Mapboards window and has introduced some new capabilities, including the following:

  • Ability to add KML files.
  • Imperial units-based scale bar.
  • You can change the default download location of your maps.
  • Better support for non-English-running Adobe applications.
  • Mapboards window—This release includes a better editing experience when using the Mapboards window. You now have faster access to width, height, and scale settings. The ability to lock and unlock the window has been added, sizing now honors map scale or page size settings, and you can choose from a list of Adobe's preset document sizes and get access to ArcGIS Online and Living Atlas web maps in the Mapboards window.

October 2017

This release introduces access to ArcGIS Online using enterprise logins and filtering options for your data.

  • Enterprise logins—You can now sign in to ArcGIS Online using your enterprise login.
  • Complimentary email login—Allows you to access ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud using your email address. You have access to all public content hosted on ArcGIS Online as an anonymous user.
  • Detailed vector content—New large-scale vector content has been added for the United States and the world.
  • Label layers—Adding and modifying existing layer labels is now possible with this release. Manage labels to improve the overall appearance of your map.
  • Filter layers—Add and modify existing filters (definition queries) to refine what data is visible based on attribute queries.
  • Add .csv and .txt files (geosearch)—You can now download .csv and .txt file data into the compilation window.
  • Places (geosearch)—You can now find and add locations to the compilation window by typing a search based on name, address, or category.
  • Continuous scaling—The ability to refine map scale with a greater level of precision has been improved.