What's new?

ArcGIS Explorer Online now in extended phase support

ArcGIS Explorer Online will continue to be available; however it is no longer being updated or actively developed.

For more information, see Esri Product Life Cycle Policy.

February 2012

Language and region can be set in your ArcGIS Online account details using the ArcGIS website, or detected from the settings in your browser. For more information about setting language and region in your ArcGIS Online account, including a list of supported languages, see the ArcGIS.com help topic Setting language and region.


ArcGIS Explorer Online has also moved location, from http://explorer.arcgis.com to http://www.arcgis.com/explorer. You will be automatically redirected to the new location if you try to open Explorer Online using the old location.

This release also includes a number of small usability enhancements and bug fixes. ArcGIS.com also includes many enhancements.

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December 2011

This release also includes numerous small usability enhancements and bug fixes.

September 2011

This release also includes a number of minor bug fixes and minor enhancements to the user interface.

August 2011

There are also numerous minor bug fixes.

July 2011

April 2011

This release also includes numerous minor bug fixes and enhancements to pop-up windows, adding contents, and other areas of the application.

March 2011

Highlights of this release of ArcGIS Explorer Online include:

You can continue to open and use maps created by previous versions of ArcGIS Explorer Online; however, there are some small incompatibilities which may affect how the map displays; refer to the question Can I open maps saved by older versions of ArcGIS Explorer Online? in the Frequently asked questions topic for more information on these incompatibilities.

This release of ArcGIS Explorer Online requires the Silverlight 4 platform from Microsoft and a browser that supports the Silverlight plug-in, for example, current versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer or Google Chrome on Microsoft Windows, or Safari on Macintosh OS. If you do not have the appropriate Silverlight runtime installed, you will be informed when you try to open ArcGIS Explorer Online, and a link to install the correct runtime will be displayed.