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Import and share your own data layers

How to import data files

Layers Icon from toolbar Want to import your own layers, such as a KML or Shapefile? Click the Layers icon on the left toolbar, and navigate to the Edit tab and then the Add Layer button.

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Click the File option to import a KML or shapefile. Select the Please choose the file option and navigate to the external data file on your device. Select Import and the data will now appear under the User Layers folder in the Layers panel. Note: Shapefiles must be zipped prior to import. Do not change the default name of the zipped file.

If want to access your imported data in future sessions, be sure to select the Save file to cloud option. If you want to share it in a bookmark, be sure to also select the Shareable via bookmark option. Unless shared, imported KMLs and shapefiles are only viewable by you.

How to import data from an external map service

Layers Icon from toolbar You can also import external map services. Click the Layers icon on the left toolbar, and navigate to the Edit tab and then the Add Layer button.
Click the URL icon to add public or authenticated map services from ArcGIS.com. If you need to include authentication, click the Authorization link shown below. You must then click the Edit icon and the “+” icon to add the web service link and authentication credentials. Imported map services will only be accessible by you.

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