ArcGIS Community Analyst Deprecation

Last Published: April 2, 2024


ArcGIS Community Analyst is being deprecated entirely*. The final release of Community Analyst will be with the ArcGIS Online October 2024 update. Community Analyst will be accessible to users until their next renewal date after December 1, 2024, which begins the migration period.

Community Analyst has been a valuable GIS community intelligence tool for state and local government agencies, non-profit, and urban planning industries. When Community Analyst was introduced fourteen years ago, it contained different data and workflows from the ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App, but over time, the data and capabilities in both products have advanced and are now equivalent. Having two identical products has produced confusion with customers. Going forward, Esri will focus on development and innovation in Business Analyst.

*Including ArcGIS Community Analysts inclusion in ArcGIS Hub Premium subscription.


Customers should migrate to either Business Analyst Web App Standard or Advanced after December 1, 2024. During this migration period, existing customers will receive renewal notices containing Business Analyst Web App Advanced and customers will be required to make a choice between Business Analyst Web App Standard or Advanced as user access to Community Analyst will be terminated.

Once a Business Analyst license is purchased, the ArcGIS Online subscription administrator will need to revoke the Community Analyst license and reassign the user to the new Business Analyst license. Users can expect to have all project content accessible in their Business Analyst Web App of choice.

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  • ArcGIS Community Analyst Web App

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