Available with Location Referencing license.
Web maps can be authored using ArcGIS Pro. You can choose to add the data layers you intend to use, zoom to the extent, select a basemap, include a description of the map, and save it as your own item in Portal for ArcGIS for use in the ArcGIS Event Editor web app. Web maps can be authored and made editable by sharing with branch versioning enabled.
Share as web layers with linear referencing and version management
Version management provides management capabilities for editing feature services such as the following:
- Creating, modifying, deleting, and switching to a feature service version
- Reconciling and posting edits from a child version to the default version
- Undoing, redoing, saving, and discarding individual edits that have been made on a feature service version in an edit session
Quick version management comparison
|Purpose of sharing data||Required publishing capabilities||Geodatabase connection type|
For multiuser editing scenarios when data is accessed directly from the enterprise geodatabase—also known as traditional versioning
Feature Layer, Linear Referencing
For multiuser editing scenarios when data is accessed via feature services with undo and redo ability—also known as branch versioning
Feature Layer, Linear Referencing, Version Management
To perform editing activities using feature services, turn on the version management capability while publishing data.
Sharing web layers with linear referencing capability and version management requires data preparation. Use the following steps to prepare your data prior to publishing:
- Perform all data loading using ArcGIS Pro prior to changing the geodatabase connection type (step 3) and registration (step 4).
- Depending on whether your data is not versioned or is traditionally versioned, you must do the following:
- If your data is not versioned, proceed to step 3.
- If your data is traditionally versioned, unregister each feature class and table as versioned. In ArcGIS Pro, right-click each feature class or table in the Catalog pane and click Manage > Unregister As Versioned.
- Your geodatabase connection must be explicitly set to the branch versioning connection type.
Right-click the geodatabase in the Catalog pane and click Geodatabase Connection Properties. On the Geodatabase Connection Properties dialog box, choose Branch under Versioning Type.
You can also change your geodatabase connection type to branch versioning using the Update Geodatabase Connection Properties To Branch tool.
The branch versioning option is only available for 10.6 or later enterprise geodatabases.
- All data layers in the database must have the following:
- Global IDs, except the locks table.
If Global IDs are not present, right-click a feature class or table in the Catalog pane and click Manage > Add Global IDs.
- Editor tracking enabled with UTC time, except the locks table. To enable editor tracking, do the following:
- Right-click a feature class or table in the Catalog pane and click Properties.
- Click the Editor Tracking tab.
- Check the Enable editor tracking check box.
- In the Record dates in section, ensure that UTC is checked.
Check other requirements before registering data as branch versioned.
- Global IDs, except the locks table.
- Enable time on your data layers.
- Right-click a layer in the Contents pane and click Properties.
- Click the Time tab.
- Click the Layer Time drop-down arrow and choose Each feature has start and end time fields.
Once the data is published, you cannot set time filters for layers.
Once your version has been created and the data edited, you can publish the data to your organization's portal as a web layer using the following steps.
- Sign in to ArcGIS Pro with your portal credentials.
It must be a portal with a federated ArcGIS Server site.
- Create a map in an ArcGIS Pro project, and add the appropriate routes, event layers, calibration points, centerline, and optionally, a redline layer.
- To share a web feature layer, do one of the following:
- Share all usable layers in the map as a web layer. On the Share tab, in the Share As group, click the Web Layer drop-down arrow and click Publish Web Layer .
- Share selected layers in the map as a web layer. Select the layers in the Contents pane. Right-click any selected layer, point to Sharing, and click Share As Web Layer .
The Share As Web Layer pane appears.
- Provide a name for the web layer.
- If your active portal is ArcGIS Online, for Layer Type, click Feature.
If your active portal is an ArcGIS Enterprise portal and you want to reference datasets in a registered enterprise database, confirm that Map Image is selected under Reference registered data. Click Feature to share the web feature layer as a dependent layer to the map image layer.
If you choose Feature under Copy all data instead, all layers are copied to the hosting server's managed database.
- Complete the Summary and Tags fields.
- Specify how the web layer will be shared:
- Everyone—This option makes your content public. Anyone can access and see it.
- My Organization—This option allows your content to be shared with all authenticated users in the organization.
- Groups—This option allows you to share your content with groups to which you belong and their members.
The Share with options vary when sharing to ArcGIS Enterprise using the Reference registered data option.
- Click the Configuration tab.
- On the Configuration tab, check both Linear Referencing and Version Management under Capabilities.
- Click Analyze to check for any errors or issues. You must resolve all errors before you can complete the publishing process.
Analyzers are used to validate the branch versioned dataset when publishing as a feature service. The following conditions are enforced by these analyzers:
- ArcGIS Server 10.6 or later instances are supported.
- If Version Management is enabled under Capabilities, all layers must be of the same registration type.
- All data must belong to a branch workspace.
- All data must be published from the default version.
- The connected geodatabase user must be the owner of the data.
- Definition queries must not be present.
- All fields must be visible.
- Once validated, click Publish to share your web layer.
Your layers are now published as a feature service with linear referencing and version management capability. ArcGIS Pro users with Portal for ArcGIS credentials can now create secondary versions of your feature service and start editing.