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What's new in the ArcGIS Enterprise 11.3 portal

ArcGIS Enterprise 11.3 includes updates, enhancements, and bug fixes.

For a list of issues that were fixed at 11.3, see the 11.3 Issues Addressed List.

Before upgrading to ArcGIS Enterprise 11.3, review considerations for upgrades.

Review the deprecation notice to determine whether your hardware and software components are still compatible with version 11.3 and to see a list of functionality that has been deprecated. To review which earlier ArcGIS product versions are compatible with ArcGIS Enterprise 11.3, see Portal compatibility with earlier versions of ArcGIS.


New features and requirements in 11.3 are described in the following sections. For a list of beta features in this release, see What's new in ArcGIS Enterprise.

Installation requirement

The Portal for ArcGIS self-extracting package now consists of two files with .exe and .exe.001 extensions. To extract the package, ensure both files are in the same folder.

Organization administration

Data management

  • A new editor for metadata is available that improves the experience for editing and viewing metadata. The new editor is the default option when editing metadata, but item owners still have the option to use the metadata editor classic at this release.
  • When content is shared with collaboration participants, the item and sublayer metadata are also shared.
  • New authentication methods are available when you add a cloud storage data store in Microsoft Azure. Entra ID service principal authentication is supported to access files in Azure Blob storage containers. For Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2, support is added for SAS token and Entra ID using user-assigned or service principal authentication.
  • Microsoft changed the name of Azure Active Directory to Microsoft Entra ID. Options in the portal reflect that change.
  • As the owner of a database data store item and its bulk published layers, you can set up a schedule to synchronize bulk published layers with their source datasets. This allows you to regularly refresh the layers with schema, privilege, and name changes in the source data at a time that is most convenient for your organization.
  • You can schedule cache to be rebuilt for hosted vector tile layers that have an associated hosted feature layer or map image layer.
  • Enable server object extensions (SOEs) and server object interceptors (SOIs) on services from the item details page of map image layers.

Mapping and visualization



  • Custom web tools are now available in Map Viewer. Custom web tools are geoprocessing workflows, such as models, scripts, or notebooks, that are published and hosted in ArcGIS Enterprise as Tool or Geoprocessing Service items and are accessed from the Map Viewer Analysis pane.
  • Map services are now supported as feature inputs for analysis. For a complete list of supported inputs, see Perform analysis (Map Viewer).
  • Several tools now have a Draw input features button that can be used to interactively create an input layer. Drawing input features creates a sketch layer that can be saved in the web map.
  • Analysis tools now support BigInteger field types. Some analysis tools also support DateOnly and TimeOnly field types.
  • Find Point Clusters now creates charts as outputs for certain Clustering method options. A distribution of membership probability chart is created as an output for Self-adjusting (HDBSCAN) and a reachability plot is created as an output for Multi-scale (OPTICS). Find Point Clusters also includes three new parameters, Time Field, Search Time Interval, and Search Time Unit, that allow you to use time, along with distance, to identify clusters when the Clustering Method is Defined distance (DBSCAN) or Multi-scale (OPTICS).
  • Geodesic Viewshed has two new viewshed settings parameters, Vertical error and Refractivity coefficient, and four new observer parameters, Horizontal start angle, Horizontal end angle, Vertical upper angle, and Vertical lower angle.
  • Surface Parameters has a new parameter, Input analysis mask raster or features, which limits analysis to specific locations of interest within the input surface raster.
  • The Zonal Statistics raster function (available in Map Viewer Classic) has four new options for the Statistics Type parameter: Majority count, Majority percentage, Minority count, and Minority percentage.
  • The following analysis tools are now available in Map Viewer:
    • Calculate Composite Index combines multiple numeric variables to create a single index variable, also known as a composite indicator.
    • Derive Stream as Line generates stream line features from an input surface raster with no prior sink or depression filling required. Specific locations for sinks or depressions can be provided. An optional accumulation threshold can be specified.
    • Derive Stream as Raster generates a stream raster from an input surface raster with no prior sink or depression filling required. Specific locations for sinks or depressions can be provided. An optional accumulation threshold can be specified.
    • Detect Change Using Deep Learning uses a deep learning model to detect change between two raster layers.
    • Geocode Locations from Table converts addresses from a table into coordinates.
    • Locate Regions identifies the best regions in the input raster that meet specified size requirements and spatial constraints.
    • Multidimensional Principal Components transforms the multidimensional imagery layers into a reduced number of components that account for the variance of the data so that spatial and temporal patterns can be readily identified.
    • Nibble replaces the cells of a raster corresponding to a mask with the values of the nearest neighbors.
    • Stream Link assigns unique values to sections of a raster linear network between intersections.
  • The following raster functions are now available in Map Viewer Classic:
    • The Gradient function calculates the gradient along the X, Y, XY, or a given dimension.
    • The Region Pixel Count function identifies connected regions with the same pixel value and returns an image layer containing values for the number of pixels in the regions.
  • See What's new in GeoAnalytics Server.
  • See What's new in ArcGIS Image Server.


There are new features and enhancements for apps in the portal.