Share as web layers

Disponible con licencia de Location Referencing.

Web maps can be authored using ArcGIS Pro. You can choose to add the data layers you intend to use, zoom to the extent, choose 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 dataRequired publishing capabilitiesGeodatabase 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.

Prepare 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:

  1. Perform all data loading using ArcGIS Pro prior to changing the geodatabase connection type (step 3) and registration (step 4).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

    Geodatabase Connection Properties dialog box with Branch 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.

    Learn more about registering data as branch versioned

  4. 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 activated with UTC time, except the locks table. To enable editor tracking, do the following:
      1. Right-click a feature class or table in the Catalog pane and click Properties.
      2. Click the Editor Tracking tab.
      3. Check the Enable editor tracking check box.
      4. In the Record dates in section, ensure that UTC is checked.

    Check other requirements before registering data as branch versioned.

  5. Enable time on your data layers.
    1. Right-click a layer in the Contents pane and click Properties.
    2. Click the Time tab.
    3. 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.

Publish data

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.

  1. Sign in to ArcGIS Pro with your portal credentials.
  2. Create a map in an ArcGIS Pro project, and add the appropriate routes, event layers, calibration points, centerline, and optionally, a redline layer.
  3. To share a web feature layer, do one of the following:
    • Comparta todas las capas que se puedan utilizar en el mapa como capa web. En la pestaña Compartir, en el grupo Compartir como, haga clic en la flecha desplegable Capa web y haga clic en Publicar capa web Publicar capa web.
    • Comparta las capas seleccionadas en el mapa como capa web. Seleccione las capas en el panel Contenido. Haga clic con el botón derecho en cualquier capa seleccionada, apunte a Compartir y haga clic en Compartir como capa web Publicar capa web.

    Aparece el panel Compartir como capa web.

  4. Proporcione un nombre para la capa web.
  5. Si su portal activo es ArcGIS Online, en Tipo de capa, haga clic en Entidad.

    Si el portal activo es un portal de ArcGIS Enterprise y se desea hacer referencia a los datasets de una base de datos corporativa registrada, confirme que Imagen de mapa se encuentra seleccionado en Referencia a datos registrados. Haga clic en Entidad para compartir la capa de entidades web como capa dependiente en la capa de imágenes de mapa.

    Si en cambio elige Entidad en Copiar todos los datos, todas las capas se copian en la base de datos administrada del servidor de alojamiento.

  6. Rellene los campos Resumen y Etiquetas.
  7. Specify how the web layer will be shared:
    • Todos: esta opción hace que el contenido sea público. Cualquiera puede acceder a él y verlo.
    • Mi organización: esta opción permite compartir su contenido con todos los usuarios autenticados de la organización.
    • Grupos: esta opción permite compartir el contenido con los grupos a los que pertenece y sus miembros.

    The Share with options vary when sharing to ArcGIS Enterprise using the Reference registered data option.

    General tab
  8. Click the Configuration tab.
  9. On the Configuration tab, check both Linear Referencing and Version Management under Capabilities.
    Configuration tab with Linear Referencing and Version Management check boxes checked
  10. 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 activated 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.
  11. 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.