6 new changes that will help K-12 educators manage their ArcGIS Online content

June 27, 2016 Angela Alexander

ArcGIS Online has been updated with enhancements to the Item Details page that will help users efficiently manage the content they’ve created. Find out what’s new with the June update that K-12 educators will find useful.

Yes, it’s that time again – ArcGIS Online has been updated! This update includes enhancements to the Item Details page. Each item that you have created in ArcGIS Online will have its own Item Details page. Items could be web maps, feature layers and web applications.

The Items Details page in ArcGIS Online has been updated with a new look.

Here are six changes you should know about that will help you manage your content in ArcGIS Online:

  1. The Item Details page has a new look and layout
    The changes to this page will make it easier for you to manage and monitor your content
  2. The ability to edit the Overview page of your content.
    Changes to the Overview page allow you to alter the description, title, tags and credit information of your content.
  3. A Data* tab is now present on the Item Details page
    Save time by using this tab when you’re managing your feature layers. You can quickly and easily view, edit and sort attribute data from the Item Details page without opening the Map Viewer.
  4. A Visualization* tab is now available on the Item Details page
    Save time by using this tab when you want to make changes to your feature layers. Change the symbology of your data, update pop-ups and create labels right in the Item Details page.
  5. A Usage tab is now on the Item Details page
    Find out how your content is being used and viewed using this tab.
  6. A Settings tab is now on the Item Details page
    Make changes to your settings easily. Edit options and delete protection can be found here.

*This tab is present only for feature layers. You won’t see it if your content is a web map or a web application.

New tabs included in the Item Details page for Canada’s Landform Regions feature layer.

Learn more about the June update by watching Esri’s ArcGIS Online: Introducing the Improved Item Pages video.

Find free resources for ArcGIS Online at www.esri.ca/lessonplanner. If you’re a K-12 teacher who’s interested in getting an ArcGIS Online account for you and your students, fill out the online request at www.esri.ca/agolaccess.

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.

More Content by Angela Alexander
Previous Article
Master’s student David Benoit takes GIS underwater to study aquatic ecology
Master’s student David Benoit takes GIS underwater to study aquatic ecology

At this year’s Ontario Ecology, Ethology and Evolution Colloquium, David Benoit won the Spatial Ecology Awa...

Next Article
GIS in the classroom: Carson Lau a student with the GIS-edge
GIS in the classroom: Carson Lau a student with the GIS-edge

As GIS educators, we value the work teachers are doing with their students across Canada.

Have a question or comment?

Contact Us