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What's new in the ArcGIS Enterprise 11.2 portal

ArcGIS Enterprise 11.2 includes updates, enhancements, and bug fixes.

For a list of issues that were fixed at 11.2, see the 11.2 Issues Addressed List.

Before upgrading to ArcGIS Enterprise 11.2, review considerations for upgrades.

Review the deprecation notice to determine whether your hardware and software components are still compatible with version 11.2 and to see a list of functionality that has been deprecated. To review which earlier ArcGIS product versions are compatible with ArcGIS Enterprise 11.2, see Portal compatibility with earlier versions of ArcGIS.


New features and requirements in 11.2 are described in the following sections. For a list of beta features in this release, see What's new in ArcGIS Enterprise.

Organization administration

Data management

  • The descriptions and organization of the interface you use to add a data store item has been improved. ArcGIS Knowledge Server users take note that the NoSQL data store option is now included as part of adding a database data store item. The NoSQL option also now supports connecting to user-maintained ArangoDB instances.
  • Additional cloud-native authentication methods are available when you add a data store that connects to a Microsoft Azure Blob storage location or Microsoft Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2. These new methods—Azure Active Directory and shared access signature tokens—offer improved security for authentication.
  • Export data from a hosted feature layer to a .kml file.
  • Create a joined hosted feature layer view to provide users with a single layer that presents dynamic data from two separate hosted feature or table layers.
  • The workflow to append data to or update data in a hosted feature layer or overwrite the contents of a hosted feature layer has been combined into one workflow that you access from the Overview tab of the layer's item page. The option to append data is now referred to as adding features.
  • On the Content tab, you can filter for specific feature layer sublayer types, such as catalog layers and oriented imagery layers.
  • Options for managing map image layers and feature layers that reference registered data have been added to the Settings tab of the item details page. There are additional settings available for managing map image layers published with WCS, WFS, WMS, and KML enabled.
  • Edit metadata for individual sublayers in a hosted feature layer.
  • When you publish a hosted feature layer from data that has contingent values defined, the contingent values are preserved in the hosted feature layer. When editors update attribute values for the hosted feature layer in Map Viewer, the contingent values are enforced, which improves data quality.
  • Catalog layers and oriented imagery layers appear as specific feature layer sublayer types. On the Content tab, you can apply a filter to return feature layers that include these sublayer types.

Mapping and visualization

  • Analysis tools are now available in Map Viewer.
  • Upload .gif, .jpg, .png, and .svg images to use as symbols when styling a layer or creating a sketch in Map Viewer.
  • Create groups to add detail and context to the map legend when styling a feature layer by type using unique symbols in Map Viewer. For example, if your map shows crimes by type—arson, assault, theft, burglary, and so on—you can organize these into groups, such as violent and nonviolent crimes, and have the groups reflected in the legend. You can now also merge, move, and apply a color ramp to multiple categories at the same time.
  • Configure and view related records through pop-ups in Map Viewer.
  • Add related records when configuring forms for attribute editing in Map Viewer. Attribute values for the related records can be updated and added as needed during feature editing.
  • Add one or more images to a map in Map Viewer by creating media layers. When you create a media layer, you place and position an image in a desired geographic location on top of the map's basemap. For example, you might want to visualize how a town has changed over time by switching between scanned images of historical maps and a current digital web map of the town.
  • Map Viewer provides a new way to control the feature display order of overlapping features in layers with Types (unique symbols) or Predominant category styling applied. When you manually change the order of types in the list, you can now display overlapping features based on this order, with features in types that are higher in the list drawn on top of features in types that are lower in the list.
  • Display scatter plot charts in Map Viewer with proportionally sized points. This is sometimes referred to as a bubble plot.
  • An improved item browser in Map Viewer provides more relevant information when you search for and add layers to the map.
  • Use the dimension slider to animate multidimensional imagery layers in Map Viewer. The dimension slider also allows you to manually select the desired time slice.
  • Map Viewer now supports adding and configuring streaming feature layers.
  • When working with a group layer in a map, display only one specific layer inside it without having to hide each of the other layers. This is particularly useful when a group layer contains a large number of layers.
  • The Search tool in Map Viewer is now located on the map and can also be accessed using a keyboard shortcut—Alt+F on Microsoft Windows or Option+F on Mac.
  • Map Viewer provides more information to web map owners and organization administrators for shared maps to help troubleshoot problems with the sharing settings that are configured for the layers in the map.


  • Snap to features while measuring in Scene Viewer.
  • Voxel layers support pop-ups, and you can use the slice tool to explore voxel data further.
  • Append custom request parameters for supported layers in Scene Viewer.
  • Terrain is improved with enhanced shading and higher resolution for elevation.
  • See high-quality visuals such as water reflections, better shading, and sharper labels automatically on all devices and in all ArcGIS web apps.
  • Fine-tune the point density for a point cloud layer in Scene Viewer.


Spatial analysis tools allow you to quantify patterns and relationships in data. You can browse or search for specific tools, set environment settings for an individual tool or a web map, and access a history showing which tools have been run, their results, the parameters used, and any errors or warnings. When you save your map, the tool history is saved with it, allowing others to view job details and reopen tool parameters when you share the map with them.

The feature and raster analysis tools you've been using in Map Viewer Classic are now available in Map Viewer. In addition, the following tools have been added or updated with new features:

  • Derive Continuous Flow generates a raster of accumulated flow into each cell from an input surface raster with no prior sink or depression filling required.
  • Surface Parameters calculates parameters of a raster surface such as aspect, slope, and curvature using geodesic methods.
  • Fill fills sinks and peaks in a surface raster to remove small imperfections in the data.
  • Flow Accumulation generates a raster of accumulated flow into each cell from a flow direction raster.
  • Flow Direction creates a raster of flow direction from each cell to its downslope neighbor or neighbors using the D8, Multiple Flow Direction (MFD), or D-Infinity (DINF) method.
  • Flow Distance calculates the horizontal or vertical downslope distance from each cell in a raster to the stream into which they flow.
  • Generate Tessellations now supports H3 binning.

ArcGIS GeoAnalytics Server

See What's new in GeoAnalytics Server.

ArcGIS Image Server

See What's new in ArcGIS Image Server.


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