5 Tools That Will Make You an Even More Efficient ArcGIS Online Administrator

To support our users, we are constantly improving, enhancing, updating our tools by adding functionality that YOU are asking for. Most recently, Admin Tools was updated to  V 1.2. These updates addressed several fixes and added new functionality. This made Admin Tools even more useful and valuable to our growing user base (now more than 4,500+ organizations strong) and will help the administrator in your org be even more awesome!

We like to think the success of the tools has largely been the result of the community input and user contributed suggestions received from GIS professionals around the world.  So, if you have suggestions for a future update, please let us know what we can do.

Let’s have a quick look at 5 of the Tools to Help ArcGIS Online Admins:

Thumbnail Generator

A robust thumbnail generator for bulk creation of custom thumbnails for your items. Include a custom logo or icon, select from several layout designs, include your standard HEX color selections and more. Then, apply your custom thumbnail to maps, data, and items across your organization with one click! A TIP, you can learn about Admin Tools V1.2 and the new, powerful Thumbnail Generator in a short webinar on Thursday, June 21 (2 PM Central, 12 noon Pacific) Register HERE (limited space)

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View Item Dependencies

Viewing Item Dependencies has been a request so highly demanded, and such an immediate need, that sometimes users of our software ask for it before realizing it’s already in our Pro tools! (See more about this tool)

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Update thumbnail images

Having custom thumbnail images is important for keeping your data organized, as well as a great idea for branding and helping users of AGOL who are searching for maps, data, and apps. The latest update to this tool supports Living Atlas data and sizes your thumbnails accordingly.

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Clone Items to Organization

This tool creates brand new items, with its dependencies configured automatically, and no longer pointing to the original data source it was cloned from. This is a very useful tool for moving content into a new organization. The Clone tool is available in the Pro version of Admin Tools. Cloning is not to be confused with the “Copy” Tool – This tool creates a new item as a pointer to the original source. This tool is useful for multiple users all working on the same content. It is available in the basic version of Admin Tools. You can read more in this case study how the College of Geographical Sciences (COGS) is using Admin Tools to assist in managing hundreds of student user accounts and more.

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Bulk Update Content Status as Authoritative or Deprecated

Setting the content status for items as Authoritative or Deprecated is very simple and will help to maintain the integrity of your data warehouse. See more about this tool

Interested in Trying Admin Tools?

Admin tools is designed to result in considerable time savings for users, easily enabling customers of the Professional version to quickly justify the small expense. Admin Tools provides some 60+ tools (90% of these tools are bundled in the Free version) that greatly simplify routine tasks. Admin Tools is available to GIS administrators and other GIS professionals in Free, Pro, and for Portal (enterprise, on-premise), and can be found in the ArcGIS marketplace (marketplace.arcgis.com). See more at http://www.geo-jobe.com/admin-tools/

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Which Version of Admin Tools is for you?

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