Using groups to deliver access to maps and apps

Groups offer a way to organize items for wider access, and are also used as building blocks for your organization home page. Groups can be used in easily configured gallery template applications, and can be embedded in websites and blogs. An advantage is that as items are added or removed from a group, the corresponding gallery apps or embedded galleries will automatically reflect the updated group content. Here’s a few ways you can use groups to deliver access to maps and apps.

Use groups for your organization featured content and gallery

Organization administrators use groups to populate the organization’s home site featured content ribbon and the organization’s gallery, as shown below in this example from the Utah Department of Transportation UPLAN site.

These are set by the Administrator by going to My Organization > Edit Settings and selecting the Home Page tab, then choosing the group to use to display Featured Content:

Gallery contents are set by selecting the Gallery tab, then choosing the group to populate the organization Gallery.

Share a Group

Open the group, click Share, then use the shortcut URL link.

Make a Group Gallery app

The group gallery template application is an easy way to quickly create a searchable gallery of maps and apps. It can be used for both internal (within your organization) or public access needs. To use the gallery app click Share, then Make A Gallery Application:

Choose to publish to create a new application item:

Provide a name, description, and tags:

Then save and configure the gallery application using the configuration panel:

Once completed, share the application to your organization, or publicly to everyone. Remember that only publicly shared items in the group will be visible publicly.

Embed a group gallery

Embedding a group using a gallery ribbon is even simpler than making a gallery app. From your group click Share, then Embed In Website:

Next, choose the layout style you want, and options for displaying web maps. Copy and paste the HTML into your website or blog.

Here’s an example of a group gallery ribbon embedded in a blog post:

For more information see the following:

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