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Introduction to sharing analysis

Analysis is performed in ArcGIS Pro by running individual geoprocessing tools or by combining multiple tools into your own custom geoprocessing tools using models or Python scripts. Within ArcGIS there are many geoprocessing tools that allow you to solve diverse spatial problems, perform analysis to transform raw data into information, automate your data management, and convert between different data formats. For example, you may have a model that identifies high-risk landslide zones using soil, slope, and weather data using a variety of geoprocessing tools. The value of such tools can be extended by sharing them as one of the following:

  • A geoprocessing package (.gpkx), that can be uploaded to ArcGIS Online, e-mailed to others, or shared through your local network.
  • A web tool, that can be accessed and used in many ArcGIS platform clients and applications throughout your organization's portal.

To create a package or a web tool, you start by running a geoprocessing tool so that it is listed in the geoprocessing History within the Catalog pane.

A tool must be run successfully in order to be shared. This entry in the geoprocessing History contains all the information needed to share your analysis, including the following:

  • The tool used (usually a model or script tool you developed) preserving all parameter settings.
  • The input and output data used by the tool.
  • The environment settings in effect when the tool was run.

To create a package or web tool, use the menus on the Share ribbon tab:

  • Share > Package > Geoprocessing > {select the tool}
  • Share > Share As > Web Tool > {select the tool}

Share as a geoprocessing package or a web tool

Alternatively, right-click the tool you wish to share in the geoprocessing History, then select Share As > Geoprocessing Package or Share As > Web Tool.

Learn more about creating geoprocessing packages

Learn more about creating web tools