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What's new in Portal for ArcGIS 10.6

Portal for ArcGIS 10.6 includes changes and improved functionality in the portal website. For a list of issues fixed at 10.6, see the 10.6 Issues Addressed List.

If you are upgrading to 10.6, you will need to reauthorize your software with a new authorization file for 10.6. You can access your new authorization files in My Esri.

Review the deprecation notice to determine if your hardware and software components are still compatible with version 10.6 and to see a list of functionality that has been deprecated. To review which earlier ArcGIS product versions are compatible with Portal for ArcGIS 10.6 , see Portal compatibility with earlier versions of ArcGIS.

Distributed collaboration

Distributed collaboration updates in ArcGIS Enterprise 10.6 include:

  • The option to share feature layer data as copies from ArcGIS Enterprise to ArcGIS Enterprise is now supported.

    Hosted or server-based feature layer items can be shared with the option to copy data with other ArcGIS Enterprise portals. If you share a feature layer by copying data, a new item is created for collaboration participants and the copied data is used to publish a feature layer for collaboration participants. For more information, see About sharing feature layer data as copies.

  • Synchronization status reporting for copied items in a collaboration.

    Administrators of distributed collaborations can view the status for each scheduled synchronization. For example, for each scheduled synchronization, an administrator will be able to view:

    • When the last scheduled sync occurred
    • The status of the last schedule sync
    • When the last scheduled sync occurred
    • When the next scheduled sync will occur

    For content shared immediately, the administrator can view the status for the last synchronization.

  • Collaboration administrators can use a content deletion policy to determine how content shared to or received from a collaboration is maintained when a participant leaves a workspace or collaboration.

ArcGIS Enterprise Builder

As an alternative approach to the configuration wizard from the Enterprise Builder, the createwebgis command line utility can now be used configure ArcGIS Enterprise components once they've been installed. For more information, see steps to use the createwebgis command line utility.

Portal for ArcGIS createportal utility

You can use the createportal command line utility to create a new Portal for ArcGIS. The utility takes in arguments to automate portal creation through an interactive mode or from a property file. For more information, review steps in the Portal for ArcGIS install guide for silent installation.

When upgrading Portal for ArcGIS, you can now use the upgradeportal command line utility to silently upgrade.

Additional privileges

At 10.6, two new publishing privileges are available in the Enterprise portal:

  • Publish server-based layers
  • Publish web tools

These privileges are granted to the default Publisher role. Portal administrators can also leverage these privileges to control publishing capabilities using custom roles. These privileges are independent of preexisting privileges that control publishing of hosted layers. For more information, see levels, roles, and privileges.

Beginning with 10.6, privileges have changed slightly for items that are shared with the public or the portal. Since all portal members already have access to these items, nonowners who are members of the default Viewer, User, and Publisher roles and members of custom roles that have the General Privilege > Sharing > Share with groups privilege can now share these items to groups to which they belong. This makes it easier for group members to find content relevant to the group.

Simplified premium app licensing

The ArcGIS Enterprise portal at 10.6 features a new workflow for importing and managing licenses for premium apps such as GeoPlanner for ArcGIS and Drone2Map for ArcGIS. You'll use the Manage Licenses tab within Organization. Read more in the Manage Licenses documentation folder.

Disable external content

Because some Esri content requires external access to the internet, an administrator may choose to disable the content to prevent requests to ArcGIS Online resources. For more information, follow steps to disable external content.

Enhanced user experience

You'll see the following changes in the ArcGIS Enterprise 10.6 portal website:

  • The Groups page now lets you search for and filter group members and content.
  • Group owners can add delete protection to prevent accidental deletion of the group and can also promote group members to group managers to get help with group management tasks. Administrators can configure groups to allow organization members to join without invitation or approval.
  • Access to portal content has been redesigned and improved to make it easier for you to find items. When signed in to your portal, the Content page provides access to the items you own, the content made available to you through group membership, all items shared to the portal organization, and items you need to access frequently and have marked as favorites. Note that the My Favorites tab was previously on the Gallery page.
  • Search in the Content page is more focused. For example, you can now search specific tabs of your content and group pages. Search results have an improved layout page and more precise filters.
  • Relevant desktop content is now included in search results and group pages. The option to show ArcGIS Desktop content has been removed.
  • Item page thumbnails and group thumbnails have been enhanced to include support for auto-scaling, larger image sizes, drag-and-drop, and thumbnail adjustments using pan and zoom.
  • The Data tab of the hosted feature layer item page now allows layer owners to add, calculate, and delete fields. This enhancement brings the attribute table capabilities of the item page in line with Map Viewer attribute table functionality.
  • Members of the default administrator role can configure the portal to use vector basemaps in the Basemap Gallery.
  • The My Organization page has been renamed Organization.
  • You can add web apps to the app launcher to make them available to all portal members from the Apps button.
  • Microsoft ended support for older versions of Internet Explorer on certain operating systems on January 12, 2016. Because of this change in support, ArcGIS Enterprise no longer supports Internet Explorer 9 and 10.

Map Viewer

  • If your map has a layer with a large number of points, you can now configure clustering to make it easier to visually extract meaningful information from your data. When you enable clustering, Map Viewer groups point features that are within a certain distance of one another on screen into one symbol.
  • When adding an image to your pop-ups, you now have the option of setting a refresh interval. This option allows the pop-up to refresh and display a frequently updated image at a specific interval (in minutes). For example, you could use this option to refresh images captured by a traffic camera.
  • Pop-ups have enhanced support for defining and using attribute expressions written in Arcade. Attribute expressions allow you to dynamically create new attributes from your features. You can use attribute expressions anywhere you work with regular attributes, for example, showing a value in meters instead of feet or dynamically creating a URL based on the attributes of a feature.
  • When you create a presentation from a map that contains feature layers composed of multiple layers, you can choose which layers within the feature layers appear in each slide in your presentation.
  • The user experience for displaying imagery has been improved to allow users to create layers with better and enhanced rendering. The new classified and unique value renderers allow users to give meaningful colors to their data. Additionally, the stretch renderer allows you to set custom statistics from the Map Viewer.
  • New symbol sets are available for emergency management, local government, and state government industries.

Scene Viewer

  • Use Scene Viewer to apply styles to the point data in city scenes more effectively. You can now configure your points to display above buildings with the new Relative to scene elevation mode. Use callouts and improve perspective to better visualize and understand point and label locations and enhance the depth perception in 3D views. Set declutter options to automatically remove overlapping features as you navigate the scene.
  • You can now stylize your buildings by coloring textures, making textures grayscale, or defining a color to replace the textures with the Color style. You can use the building attributes in your building layer to drive a color ramp with the Counts & Amounts style. Alternatively, you can define a different stylization for each value in the attributes with the Types style, such as making residential buildings blue and commercial buildings orange.
  • Visualize your point data by assigning a different 2D marker or 3D object symbol to each value in the attributes using 2D Types and 3D Types styles. Choose from a gallery of provided symbols, including realistic Street Furniture, Transportation, and Vegetation models.
  • You can now apply styles to point cloud layers directly in Scene Viewer. Visualize your layer by elevation, intensity, class codes or true color based on your point cloud data attributes.
  • You can now add custom 3D symbols from web styles created from ArcGIS Pro.
  • Use Scene Viewer to create accurate 3D data mashups. When your scene or imagery layers contain precise vertical measurements, you can leverage the support for Vertical Coordinate Systems (VCS) and vertical units in scenes.
  • Scene Viewer now supports OGC Web Map Service (WMS) layers, which you can add to Scene Viewer from the Content or Gallery pages in the portal.
  • Members of the default administrator role can specify a group to use for the symbol gallery in Scene Viewer.

Hosted layers

The following new functionality is available for hosted layers in your portal:


To optimize geocoding and search results for addresses and places of interest, you can create a locator view from the Esri World Geocoding Service to limit search results to a particular area of interest or enforce a specific level of precision for geocoding results.


Standard feature analysis

Analysis information is now saved with the layer generated from standard feature analysis tools. This allows you to rerun the analysis on the layer.

GeoAnalytics Tools

Analysis information is now saved with the layer generated from GeoAnalytics Tools. This allows you to rerun the analysis on the layer.

The following new tools are available in ArcGIS Enterprise 10.6:

A new parameter was added to Reconstruct Tracks that allows you to split tracks by distance.

A new option was added to Summarize Attributes to summarize all features into a single feature.

Arcade expressions are supported in the following GeoAnalytics Tools:

Support has been added for parquet files, ORC files, and AWS cloud stores using an IAM role with big data file shares. To learn more about big data file shares, see What is a big data file share?

Support has also been added for big data file shares datasets with time zone offsets, Z. To learn more about time formats see Time formats in big data file shares.

Raster analysis

Raster analysis in ArcGIS Image Server now features six hydrology functions to help model the flow of water across a surface.

  • Fill repairs sinks in a surface raster to remove small imperfections in the data.
  • Flow Accumulation creates a raster of accumulated flow into each pixel.
  • Flow Direction calculates the direction of flow out of each cell to its steepest downslope neighbor.
  • Flow Distance computes, for each cell, the minimum downslope horizontal or vertical distance to cells on a stream or river into which they flow.
  • Stream Link assigns unique values to sections of a raster linear network between intersections.
  • Watershed determines the contributing area above a set of cells in a raster.

Combine these compute-intensive tools in distributed processing workflows to model how the landscape affects the amount and quality of water, understand drainage, derive runoff characteristics, and construct stream networks and watershed basins.

Raster analysis provides four distributed processing tools to analyze distance and proximity:

You can now apply custom image processing chains to imagery layers in ArcGIS Enterprise. From Map Viewer, you can search for custom raster function templates that are shared with your organization. Once selected, you can alter the parameters in the template and process the results using raster analysis.

Web tools

You can now open and execute web tools from the Analysis pane in Map Viewer. This allows you to extend the analytic capabilities of your ArcGIS Enterprise portal by providing a framework to execute custom workflows.

Living Atlas of the World content

Living Atlas of the World content includes content from ArcGIS Online and Esri boundary layers. Changes for each type of content are listed in the next two sections.

Living Atlas content from ArcGIS Online

ArcGIS Enterprise 10.6 provides you with over 600 additional Living Atlas layers, maps, and apps from ArcGIS Online.

The life cycle of Living Atlas content is independent of ArcGIS Enterprise. Therefore, Living Atlas content can be placed in mature support status or, on rare occasions, retired regardless of what ArcGIS Enterprise release you have deployed. When content is in mature support, you can still access it; however, you should begin using alternate content, as content in mature support will not be updated and could be retired at some point.

At the time of the ArcGIS Enterprise 10.6 release, the subscriber imagery and map image layers listed in the following tables have entered mature support. You can use the ID provided to find the replacement item. Use the search in the portal website, and type id:<ID> , where <ID> is the ID of the item you want to find in the portal so you can use it to replace the mature support item in your maps and apps.

Imagery layers

Item now in mature support and IDReplacement item and ID

USA All Federal Lands, f720ceb965074b158df5963c5f2f59fb

USA Federal Lands, 986e0b86c8e447549aaecbed728538f0

USA BLM Lands, d11ad6f79ae34769b77083ab10e9eda6

USA Federal Lands, 986e0b86c8e447549aaecbed728538f0

USA Critical Habitat, b347554a974443ae9a02446eb23e3eb9

USA Critical Habitat Final, bad5c810721c4d0c94cfb93a18119c47

USA Critical Habitat American Crocodile, 058023e1f0b84fe3bddea8f18b35126c

USA Critical Habitat American Crocodile, 3aab34b2125c40289a34e95ce7579fa5

USA Critical Habitat Atlantic Salmon, 19440323a072409fa5483f390e8b1316

USA Critical Habitat Atlantic Salmon, c1c11b18bb984e32909212a4f2ba6b84

USA Critical Habitat Bull Trout, 3e520ae1b4d5426880c9362952dd54e1

USA Critical Habitat Bull Trout, 5c2b8e01623f42bcb14ed4c5416aab0a

USA Critical Habitat California Condor, 84addae967b84d83bfb936b685c87933

USA Critical Habitat California Condor, 10c647dde1dc4a5489f085883edb737d

USA Critical Habitat Chinook Salmon, e210827e16124607afc8e5066b13e912

USA Critical Habitat Chinook Salmon, 57eb024e0def4661a892fad9d9f15826

USA Critical Habitat Chum Salmon, fee2b157e4a74fff930ed98c4c0be28a

USA Critical Habitat Chum Salmon, d507a20f574b4ef5a73a51988f0a9501

USA Critical Habitat Coho Salmon, 356527f5ba75437bad56bb2497f32382

USA Critical Habitat Coho Salmon, b30be1819f27461c990d92b3f5564a3a

USA Critical Habitat Delta Smelt, e829c0227bc34e2ca94a8872760bab0f

USA Critical Habitat Delta Smelt, aa684fb0de27450b9fdc101619555835

USA Critical Habitat Desert Tortoise, 143aa9c6d8314d78889f8cf15fc4bf95

USA Critical Habitat Desert Tortoise, 22611d8f80cc4ef2b5df586fc229c9e2

USA Critical Habitat Final 2014, bad5c810721c4d0c94cfb93a18119c47

USA Critical Habitat Final 2014, bad5c810721c4d0c94cfb93a18119c47

USA Critical Habitat Marbled Murrelet, c20bf39d808548138fabdec54ba4abb0

USA Critical Habitat Marbled Murrelet, c8d339aa8e474487b37e5ce8670f7861

USA Critical Habitat Mexican Spotted Owl, c5e30b8e7a6846ecb773b57dc1ba91cf

USA Critical Habitat Mexican Spotted Owl, 92dacca7ff124f9b90d8332d011b3066

USA Critical Habitat Northern Spotted Owl, 4bdee3f06bc245eba3cee77b9970035c

USA Critical Habitat Northern Spotted Owl, 4a253427744548c492cf41a0165adc30

USA Critical Habitat Peninsular Bighorn Sheep, 83ab36461b264371a9c6afc51befaf2f

USA Critical Habitat Peninsular Bighorn Sheep, 88752eb9c6c34522800b633bee1197eb

USA Critical Habitat Proposed 2014, 8f53acec5cab4b3785787fbe8a14dfe7

USA Critical Habitat Proposed, 6c97249021544bbabd37cf9f10da35a5

USA Critical Habitat Sockeye Salmon, 3798343628814a3a88de08c6354ce221

USA Critical Habitat Sockeye Salmon, 8315db7099164ae4936851cec2a92594

USA Critical Habitat West Indian Manatee, 3b47038fc63f4ddb8f8fc0dac8aefd29

USA Critical Habitat West Indian Manatee, 6e8111040d4149fd8d85c249dc2b835a

USA Historic Sites, 923feaa3202942a3b9471047980e3b2c

USA Historic Sites, 900afae6414e47808be5c88cf885b44e

USA Native American Lands, 2a428664cc254ff7bc313e45006da522

USA Native Lands, 0a422d345f3644b298f084cd381e8519

USA NLCD 2006, cb6e6cbcaa2b44ee91c3a199eaa28dca

USA NLCD Land Cover 2006, 62319c30d36b44cea524cdf8a6df585e

USA NLCD Impervious Change 2006-2011, ab69b23030264d4aa698c4066ce24876

USA NLCD Impervious Surface Change 2006-2011, d102449af4a5434cb2aa8f606f5c383f

USA NLCD Impervious Surfaces 2011, bb7b3db3c05e413dab9fbbd0a2fffc51

USA NLCD Impervious Surface 2011, 624863a9c2484741a9e2cc1ec9c95bce

USA NLCD Land Cover 2011, f51c8bb8c2b440ad8592327425261dd5

USA NLCD Land Cover 2011, b6b0caecc08540eba21211f844174e66

USA NLCD Land Cover Change 2006-2011, c12ed7edf6ae4f2885f47367d390fa9b

USA NLCD Land Cover Change 2006-2011, 9cba78a03af1463da674fd28d254ba0e

USA NLCD Landscape, d2219a050a554bdb999c5f36d8b4f091

USA NLCD Land Cover 2011, b6b0caecc08540eba21211f844174e66

USA NLCD Tree Canopy Cover 2011, d2fe9ebddd194214abf16d4404f4901b

USA NLCD Tree Canopy Cover 2011, f2d114f071904e1fa11b4bb215dc08f3

USA NPS Lands, 0e5611694ca44a6f8869c1609310037d

USA Federal Lands, 986e0b86c8e447549aaecbed728538f0

USA Protected Areas, 3f7c3c41a36f4fa5b58eff120009286c

USA Protected Areas, 13b8c063bb0d4b30a89737605b81b9e2

USA Soils Bedrock Depth, 0d8bd59ceb954eb8a1d7ee1de9322113

USA Soils Bedrock Depth, 4accc1aaa6164b47a63750626d6ab5e2

USA Soils Erosion Class, 11158e8f9e0f4049af60187703a53306

USA Soils Erosion Class, cf102251aac548f9a751968f3fa0c1da

USA Soils Farmland Class, 157c4f6b38c74c389f1dc66e24108fc6

USA Soils Farmland Class, 9708ede640c640aca1de362589e60f46

USA Soils Hydrologic Group, 1b9a7d26500d4e8281d845137bab2253

USA Soils Hydrologic Group, be2124509b064754875b8f0d6176cc4c

USA Soils Flooding Frequency, 2bbf8c1f28ae46d5b807592ccfe970b0

USA Soils Flooding Frequency, e606abaf878340748710d4268ea06653

USA Soils Crop Production, 383b3f8b567a468a8a3858ceb9ee6d86

USA Soils Crop Production, 9ce0371b69564139b6d13264d2d46a31

USA Soils Albedo, 47ec7e1352e445528326082531dca74f

USA Soils Albedo, e89fdc8e8b13417daa5ad232312f58cf

USA Soils Hydric Classification, 6edefd8de5b14963992f5f8fd094bfcd

USA Soils Hydric Class, 2be45af986af4624839cedae883faf47

USA Soils Initial Subsidence, 7965486700914371986245bd0a9a7f50

USA Soils Initial Subsidence, 56c984e8aab147288f18baab2a48b86c

USA Soils Drainage Class, 7a86d05aa284429985351e27192cb325

USA Soils Drainage Class, 55d0c2d32c234ce497cd30dc9bc06729

USA Soils Water Table Depth, 8739f213277943e390aa2111b95ab72a

USA Soils Water Table Depth, 5e6942b46bc24b2e959305b5f9d30a81

USA Soils Erodibility Factor, 93be1788338d492e8d9079abb65d5722

USA Soils Erodibility Factor, ac1bc7c30bd4455e85f01fc51055e586

USA Soils Frost Free Period, b89a1b83cd154f11b6cbb302e05eea6e

USA Soils Frost Free Period, edd2f5723d3a47df9c71ac8ddbf8f277

USA Soils Total Subsidence, e37f6171c7b64f7c82e9ca431437e4ae

USA Soils Total Subsidence, 3a1100ca5f6d4bd99a93601e156479bf

USA Soils Runoff, e9ac472da84441d8a91ea80044a9ade9

USA Soils Runoff, e0887d2fbbc04e17aaba0ca6b35629bb

USA Soils Corrosion Concrete, ec095fecd273404e86651f1c5173ab5a

USA Soils Corrosion Concrete, 073dc1a6f0ae4ad18bba6c1ede795d24

USA Soil Loss Tolerance Factor, ef1e2d7ba93940b58c4f8e8d9b6514d0

USA Soil Loss Tolerance Factor, e059050c2983489a91614e5e4d4d0b35

USA Soils Corrosion Steel, fb56af4f06f9432f9d4b93a3a40b3c13

USA Soils Corrosion Steel, 99386adc2f964505a069622ba24f7265

USA Soils Erosion Hazard Forest Roads, fca8f121f7f5410b9147f9769e01ecc1

USA Soils Erosion Hazard Forest Roads, 4cde6817055f44d5b8049cfbde647604

USA Soils Range Production, ffb13c1e18094d97885292bf7ab877bb

USA Soils Range Production, e0887d2fbbc04e17aaba0ca6b35629bb

USA USFS Lands, 89fcf9daf16e48ca9777cbf88cf2b93b

USA Federal Lands, 986e0b86c8e447549aaecbed728538f0

USA USFWS Lands, 57d68fbd9ba947d48700102145e4ae1d

USA Federal Lands, 986e0b86c8e447549aaecbed728538f0

USA Wilderness Areas, e3ad19766db34c51bee24acc39020c1d

USA Wilderness, 452ebd1d60424d3ba7329bc6e9cb55a8

USA Wilderness Areas, fc1e691d444b4fb09109263c5477d015

USA Wilderness, 32a5a97151784bdcb84975c227124bb0

Map image layers

Item now in mature support and IDReplacement item and ID

USA All Federal Lands, 5e9b864a22804a279a46e21f95cc16c7

USA Federal Lands, ab96297df6814fbf961f486342fd3aaf

USA BLM Lands, 3f0115428de74d76b9286edd980e5a31

USA Bureau of Land Management Lands, 369b864ec5184359bea0b173a1a1e0af

USA Critical Habitat, 1e06849e4c024ed5b58deabf92e325f8

USA Critical Habitat, 2fca597731bb4fe0b15c86b5c2fba879

USA Historic Sites, 20fd529dfb334dd2bcb0064d66a11e0d

USA Historic Sites, d530f9ac148f45ddbcfa6f479931aebc

USA Native American Lands, de4bc92eba964f80bf575cdd4984c840

USA Native Lands, 2e246890764a4737a3dcec4f94f9e774

USA NPS Lands, 41f4461cf66d4dd2a3d0c6c4a24230a0

USA National Park Service Lands, f949e75b24f546b4b9fb732518d55f56

USA USFS Lands, 2e2b3034118c4ae08a507f4e9f622600

USA Forest Service Lands, 24bdeb50481e4d65b7c33168608b8be6

USA USFWS Lands, 55c1f615560b4ff59e71be4ca4e8d97e

USA Fish and Wildlife Service Lands, 128bd2d5912349e6b1cc169ab385bc9c

World Hydro Reference Overlay, f7c73101a09c44058f8f029eefd37bd6

World Hydro Reference Overlay, 9f86716d941c4410b0b406d911754b2c

The following content has been retired at the time of the ArcGIS Enterprise 10.6 release. You can update existing maps and apps to use the replacement World Lithology imagery layer listed in the table.

Retired item and IDType of contentReplacement item and ID

Living Atlas for Soils, e5148c75efb04d06b65ab10446060c69

Web mapping application


Living Atlas for Agriculture, cb5655fd133c41e69798cccf599a84c9

Web mapping application


World Lithology, fcca63c3e8b140fc967d0adc9741e282

Imagery layer

World Lithology, 53c82af69cae4c1f99902c0e0d456bf8

If your portal accessed Living Atlas content and you upgrade to Portal for ArcGIS 10.6, you need to upgrade the content after upgrading Portal for ArcGIS. See Upgrade Portal for ArcGIS in the Portal for ArcGIS installation guide for instructions to upgrade the portal and Living Atlas content.

Esri boundary layers

The latest versions of Living Atlas of the World Esri boundary layer files (.sd) are available on My Esri for you to publish to your portal.

At this time, updates are available for the Japanese boundary layer (JPN_Boundaries_2016). You can download the updated file from My Esri and use the updateboundarylayers tool to republish the layer.

Once published, portal members can use these layers in their scenes, maps, and apps. Beginning with 10.6, your portal members can access the boundary layers in Map Viewer from the Browse Living Atlas Layers dialog box, by searching Living Atlas layers in the Contents pane, and from feature analysis tools. They can also add boundary layers to Scene Viewer.

Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS

The following widgets were added or improved in 10.6. For more information, see the Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS section of the help.

  • A new Infographic widget provides eight graphic templates to visualize and monitor attribute and statistic data from feature layers in the map and extra data sources. The visualization graph is dynamic, refreshing when the map extent or data source changes, and can be interactive with the map.
  • A new Parcel Drafter widget enables mapping technicians to enter metes-and-bounds descriptions and check for closure errors. It is typically used by Assessing Offices and Register of Deeds to verify deeds and recorded documents but can also be used by surveyors and title companies to verify survey information prior to submission.
  • A new Screening widget allows you to analyze configured layers for potential impacts within a specified area of interest. The widget reports results of the analysis by summarizing a count of intersecting features and length or area of overlap. You can then share analysis results via a printed report, CSV file, or file geodatabase or shapefile download.
  • A new Suitability Modeler widget helps you find the best location for an activity and predict susceptibility to risk, or identify where something is likely to occur. This widget allows you to combine and add weight to different layers so you can evaluate multiple factors at once.
  • A new Coordinate Conversion widget helps analysts input coordinates and convert them between several common formats including UTM, Military MGRS, DDM, DMS, DD, and USNG.
  • A new Grid Overlay widget allows you to quickly render a U.S. Military Grid Reference System (MGRS) grid using client-side resources.
  • A new Full Screen widget enables you to start the app in full screen mode.
  • A new Basemap Gallery (3D) displays a collection of images representing basemaps from your organization or a user-defined set of map or image services.
  • The Smart Editor widget now has support for automatically saving edits so you can quickly digitize new features. It also enables geometry edits by default so you can quickly modify the shape of a feature.
  • The Group Filter widget now has the Persist After Widget is Close option.
  • The Time Slider widget has an improved user interface and experience.
  • The Edit and Smart Editor widgets now have support for portal members to edit public feature services regardless of their editing privileges.
  • The Situation Awareness widget now supports sharing analysis results via a printed report, sharing snapshots into a selected group, and has improved handling of layer visibility and services using subtypes.
  • The Info Summary widget now supports showing all features rather than filtering by extent, alphabetizing list content, expanding the first layer in the widget when it is first accessed, and improved handling of filtered layers. The widget panel can now be sized to fit the list content.
  • The Basemap Gallery widget in 2D and 3D apps now supports vector tile basemaps.
  • A new Dashboard theme opens all the widgets in the panel simultaneously when the app starts. It is designed to visualize widgets and their communication directly. You can modify the predefined layout by adding, removing, or resizing grids in the panel. Optionally you can turn on the Header widget to display the logo, app name, and links.

Configurable app templates

The following app templates have been retired. Use the suggested replacement app templates instead.

Retired app templateInstead, use...

Public Gallery

Maps and Apps Gallery

Find, Edit, and Filter

Group Filter widget or Smart Editor widget in Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS


Basic Viewer, Map Tools, Minimalist, Public Information, or use the Search widget in Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS


Esri does not maintain code on retired templates, and retired templates are no longer available from Map Viewer or the Content page. However, you can download the source code and API for retired templates, and host them on your own web server. Instructions are included in readme files included with the download file.

Language support

The Portal for ArcGIS 10.6 help is no longer localized into Romanian.