- Video length: 1:06
- This video was created with ArcGIS Pro 1.4.
ArcGIS Pro provides several options for sharing your work. With ArcGIS Pro, you can create new project templates, layers, maps, scenes, layouts, and tasks, and publish your items for your organization, groups, or the public. This tutorial leads you through sharing a map created in ArcGIS Pro with everyone, and viewing it in ArcGIS Online and a mobile app.
Additional time may be required to complete the optional section.
ArcGIS Pro 2.0 is recommended. The tutorial project file will open in earlier versions of ArcGIS Pro; however, the tutorial steps in the online help reflect the current software release. If you have an earlier software version, use the offline help system to open the tutorial. To switch from the online to the offline help system, see About ArcGIS Pro Help.
If you don't have ArcGIS Pro or ArcGIS Online, you can sign up for an ArcGIS free trial .
Data for all quick-start tutorials is included in one download. To download the data, follow these steps:
Open the project
Your project will contain a 2D map zoomed to a location on the North Island of New Zealand, with layers that represent walking trails, locations of mangrove, and the walking trails that come within 150 meters of mangrove. Mangrove is a type of ecosystem that contains valuable natural resources and diverse animal species. The mangrove is a unique environment and interesting to ecotourists, so the conservation of this land cover is important.
- Start ArcGIS Pro and sign in if necessary.
- On the start page, under your recent projects, click Open another project.
- On the Open page, under Open, click Computer and click Browse .
- On the Open Project dialog box, browse to Share_a_webmap.aprx and click OK.
The file will be in a tutorial data folder with the same name, such as C:\ArcGISProQuickstartData\Share_a_webmap.
The project opens with a map centered on the North Island of New Zealand.
Configure the map
First, you will choose the view your web map will have for sharing. At the present map scale, it is hard to see the mangrove features clearly. Bookmarks are saved in the project that give a closer look at these ecosystems.
- On the ribbon, on the Map tab, click Bookmarks and zoom to the existing bookmarks to get a better look at the Mangrove layer.
- Choose the Okura Scenic Preserve bookmark as the view for your web map.
- On the ribbon, click the Share tab. In the Share As group, click Web Map.
The Share As Web Map pane appears.
- In the Name text box, type Mangrove_Trails followed by an underscore and your name or initials.
- In the Summary text box, type Touring mangrove in New Zealand.
- For the Tags field, type the following terms and press Enter after each one:
- New Zealand
Next, you'll specify how the web map will be shared. By default, the web map is shared to My Content and is inaccessible to other users, but you have the option to share with users in your organization, groups you belong to, or everyone. You'll make your web map available to everyone.
- In the Share As Web Map pane, under Sharing Options, select the Everyone check box.
- Near the top of the Share As Web Map pane, click the Configuration tab. If necessary, click Input Layers to view a list of the map and layers that will be created when the web map is shared.
The layers are grouped as a web feature layer , which is apparent in the name of the layer, <mapname>_WFL1, which will be shared as a separate item, in addition to the map, when the web map is shared.
- Right-click the web feature layer (Mangrove_Trails_WFL1), and click Configure Web Layer Properties.
The Configure options appear in the Share As Web Map pane. On the General tab, you see the name, summary, and tags you entered.
- Click the Configuration tab. Under Operations, select the Export Data check box.
This option allows users of the web map to export the data from ArcGIS Online in various formats, which you'll see when you open the web map later in this tutorial.
- Click the Back button to return to the Configuration tab.
Your map is now configured for sharing.
When you prepare a map for sharing, you must resolve any errors that could prevent your map from displaying on the web.
- At the bottom of the Share As Web Map pane, click Analyze to check for any errors or issues.
If any issues are discovered, they appear on the Messages tab. Warning messages, like the one that appears for your map, analyze display and performance optimization but don't prevent sharing. Errors stop publishing and must be fixed. You can right-click each message to get more information, read the help for the error or warning, and access suggested fixes.
In this case, the message warns you that your layers do not have feature templates set. This warning won't stop you from sharing your web map, because a default template is created when you share the web feature layer.
Share the map
Now that you've prepared your map and its layers, you're ready to share your map to the web.
- At the bottom of the Share As Web Map pane, click Share .You'll see the progress of the sharing process at the bottom of the Share Web Map pane.
- You can also see the progress of the sharing process in the Job Status pane. At the bottom of the Share As Web Map pane, click Jobs to open the Job Status pane.
When your map is finished publishing, you'll see a green check next to your web map's name. At the bottom of the Share As Web Map pane, you'll see a message that your web map was successfully shared.
View the map on the web
Once the process of sharing the web map has completed, it's ready to view on the web.
- At the bottom of the Share As Web Map pane, click the Manage the web map link to view the web map in a browser.
The map's item details page opens.
- On the item details page, click Open in Map Viewer. Alternatively, click the map's thumbnail image.
The map opens in Map Viewer.
- In the Contents pane of the web map, if necessary, click Legend to see the map legend.
- Use Bookmarks or your mouse to pan and zoom around the map.
- In the Contents pane of the web map, click the Content tab.
- Under Contents, hover over the Trails Near Mangrove layer, and click the More Options menu. Click Show Item Details.
The Item Details page opens for the web feature layer. The configuration you set in ArcGIS Pro makes the Export To option available to users who are signed in to ArcGIS Online. Users can choose to export your feature layer data to a variety of formats. In this way, you can share not only your web map, but also the data that was used to create it.
View the map in a mobile app
Your web map is available to view in more than one application. It can be opened in ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro, any of the ArcGIS web and mobile apps, or your own app.
- Install Explorer for ArcGIS from your device's app store.
- Start the app.
- Optionally, sign in using your ArcGIS organization account. You can still find your map without signing in.
- Select Menu to see available collections of maps and other options. These options will vary depending on whether or not you're signed in to your organization.
- Select Find Maps to open the search.
- In the search text box, type the name of your web map and select Search on the keyboard.
The list of maps displays. The map cards that represent the returned maps present information about the maps, including the title, author, thumbnail, and access to details about the map.
- Select the map card that represents your web map.Your web map opens in the app.
- Select Map Contents.
The Legend of visible map layers and their symbology displays.
- Select the Map Layers tab to see the layers in your map. Pan and zoom around to view your web map.
You have now shared a map from ArcGIS Pro with the public. Web maps can be used for sharing geographic information within an organization, raising awareness on important topics for the general public, or publishing visual data to use in other projects. There are many more ways to share your work with ArcGIS Pro. If you use Portal for ArcGIS, try a tutorial for sharing a 3D scene to your portal.