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The Well Count Aggregation map template for ArcGIS 10.1 is available for download. This template was designed to allow you to create your own version of the Well Count web map using the provided sample data as well as your own data. The ZIP file contains map documents, sample data, an ArcGIS style file, and documentation. The Well Count map shows how a complex data source, such as gas wells in a producing field, can be aggregated and portrayed in an easy-to-understand manner. Continue reading
4/28/10-You may find some content in ArcGIS Online that doesn’t work as expected in your ArcGIS Desktop application. A common reason is that the content owner has shared a map or layer without sharing the underlying data. Layer files (lyr) and map documents (mxd) are especially prone to this. If you open one of these files in your ArcGIS Desktop application and see missing layers, check the underlying data sources to see if you have access to them. If you don’t, one solution is to search ArcGIS Online for the same information but in a format that is better for sharing. Layer packages, map services, and Web maps are especially good choices.
If you own content that you want to share in ArcGIS Online, consider your audience and consider your format. If you want to share with everybody, make sure everybody will have access to the data your content references. If you upload a map document or layer that you have not
packaged, the item does not contain data. This means that someone using
your map or layer needs access to the data associated with it. A better alternative is to share layer packages, map services, and Web maps.
Layer packages are a good alternative to sharing map
documents and layer files because they contain both the layer and data
contents. For more information about adding layer packages, see ArcGIS Online Help.
Map services from ArcGIS Server are another excellent way to
share your content. As long as you have your services on a
publicly-available server, you can reference and share them in ArcGIS
Online. For more information on adding services, see ArcGIS Online Help.
Web maps are an especially good choice for sharing content because you view them in a Web browser; no desktop application is needed. You build these maps in ArcGIS Online using your own map services or services that
others have shared. For more information about creating Web maps, see ArcGIS Online Help.
For more tips on sharing, see our previous blog post, Tips for sharing your maps and Web mapping applications.