This item is now in mature support. You may be interested in the Web AppBuilder for Image Services 2.0 GitHub repository.


Image Discovery is a configuration of ArcGIS and a JavaScript application designed to let you search, discover, filter, and manipulate imagery from the web. Once relevant imagery is discovered it can be exported in many different formats, including a web map.


Image Discovery requires specific technical experience and software. Minimum system requirements for the ArcGIS Platform can be found on the Support website.

Image Discovery is supported on Portal for ArcGIS 10.2 or ArcGIS Online organizations.

Requirement Description

Create App from Image Discovery template

  • Publishing GIS Services
  • Organizing Online Content
  • Authoring Web Maps
  • Creating and sharing web applications

Deploy Web Application Template

  • Publishing applications using Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)

Map Authoring

  • ArcGIS for Desktop (Standard or Advanced), or
  • Portal for ArcGIS, or
  • ArcGIS Online Subscription
GIS Service Hosting
  • ArcGIS for Server (Standard or Advanced) with an enterprise or workgroup geodatabase, or
  • ArcGIS Online Subscription
Application Hosting
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
Browser Compatibility
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, 11
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Safari

What you get

When you download the Image Discovery application the download includes the following:

Directory Item Description
image-discovery-app-js-master data A folder containing geoprocessing tools and Python scripts used by Image Discovery.
documentation A folder containing install directions and viewer references.
site A folder containing the Image Observables application files.
license.txt A text file with the description of Apache License 2.0 terms and conditions. A markdown file with basic instructions, resources, and requirements for Image Discovery.
screenshot.png A screenshot of Image Discovery. This can be used as the thumbnail for the Portal for ArcGIS or ArcGIS Online item after deploying the application.

What's New

Below are the release notes for Image Discovery. If you need support, please contact Esri Support Services. If you'd like to get help from other military and intelligence community members, post your question on GeoNet.

Version Description
  • Initial release of the Image Discovery App. Includes support for ArcGIS 10.2 and 10.3.

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Automated deployment options

With ArcGIS Pro and the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool, users can now automate the deployment of this solution in their ArcGIS organization. Follow a few simple steps to quickly deploy the solution, configure it, and load your data when necessary.