Find out what’s new with ArcGIS Online - June 2017 Update

July 6, 2017 Angela Alexander

ArcGIS Online was updated the last week of June to improve the user experience. Find out what enhancements have been made and take some time to check them out.

Every few months, there are updates to ArcGIS Online that provide users an improved user experience. Find out the latest enhancements that were made at the end of June. Here are some changes that apply to K12 educators and students:

A redesign of the “My Content” section

This section has now been changed to the “Content” page, and it organizes all content, including tabs for My Content, My Favorites, My Groups and My Organization. You can view, search, sort and filter the content found in each.


You can search and filter your groups quickly using the new tabbed layout.

Story Map Updates

Find out what new features and enhancements have been made to some of the story map templates available in ArcGIS Online.

The Living Atlas App

Search capabilities and the ability to sort results by relevance, date, popularity and name have been improved.

If you’re a Canadian K12 educator who’s new to ArcGIS Online, sign up for an account at Find resources to get started or to continue your ArcGIS Online journey at

About the Author

Angela Alexander

Angela Alexander is a K-12 Education Resource Developer on the Esri Canada Education and Research team. She has over six years of experience working with educators across Canada. Angela is responsible for producing geographic information system (GIS) and curriculum specific resources, conducting and creating custom workshops for educators and judging and developing the question for the annual GIS Skills Ontario competition in Waterloo, Ontario. Angela has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Sociology from the University of Western Ontario and completed the Applied Digital Geography and GIS certificate program at Ryerson University.

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