Sharing maps as Web Maps will allow others to view and interact with the work through ArcGIS Online. They’ll be able to turn on and off layers, query features, and otherwise explore the data as they wish.
- [Narrator] Sharing your maps as web maps will allow others to view and interact with your work through ArcGIS Online. Viewers will be able to turn on and off layers, query features, and otherwise explore your data right inside of their browser, just as if they were sitting in front of AcrGIS Pro themselves. To share you map view as a web map, just go up to the Share tab, and in the Share As group, click on the Web Map button. That'll open up the Share Web Map pane on the right side of the interface. In the name box you can type in the name that you want to appear in ArcGIS Online. The default is going to be the name of the map layer as it appears in your ArcGIS Pro project.
I'll go ahead and leave World_Map as the name. Let's go ahead and type in a summary of World Map with Populated Places, and for tags I'll type in World Map, Populated Places. If I scroll down, we'll see some options for sharing. I can either choose to share with everybody, or with just those people within my own organization. I'll go ahead and share this map with everyone. Go ahead and press the Analyze button and then I'll take a look at your map to make sure there's no errors. And looks like we do get one error, so let's go ahead and expand this down.
We have two instances of a layer not having a feature template set. If you want to know which layer these are specifically referring to, you can right-click on each message and say Select Layer In The Contents Pane. You can see that this first warning message is attached to the Populated Places layer, and a second one is attached to the Countries layer. Now this warning message is actually okay. A feature template will be attached to the project when we upload it to ArcGIS Online, so we can go ahead and safely ignore this message. If we did see any errors with this red icon, those would indicate critical errors and we'd have to take some action before we'd be able to upload it to ArcGIS Online.
Since I don't see any of those though, we're good to go, so go ahead and press the Share button, and it'll package it up and upload it. After a few minutes of processing, the process completes successfully, and we can go ahead and press this link that says Manage the web map to go ahead and view it in ArcGIS Online. That'll open up my web browser where we can view the contents of the file that we just uploaded. Here's the name of it, World_Map, and the description we provided, World Map with Populated Places. Now because I'm sharing this map with everybody, this link is actually publicly available. I'm actually not even signed in to ArcGIS Online right now.
Let's go ahead and click the Sign In link and I'll type in my username and password. And then I can switch to the My Content tab, where I can see all the content that we currently have uploaded to my ArcGIS Online account. Here is the World_Map web map that we just uploaded. Go ahead and click on that to open it up. That'll take us back to an overview page where we can open the map in the viewer. And here is our web map right inside of the web browser. We have access to the individual data layers so we can toggle on and off if we like, and we even have access to the Open Street Map base map, which was the base map that I was using back in ArcGIS Pro.
So with your map now on ArcGIS Online, you can invite others to view your work, interact with the data, and use it to develop their own understandings.
- Creating a new map project
- Adding data sources to the project
- Managing data layers on the map
- Saving a project template
- Drawing new map features
- Querying and extracting features
- Creating geoprocessing models and packages
- Modifying the look and feel of the map through symbology options
- Adding map labels
- Working with 3D scenes
- Developing a map layout
- Sharing the map and data