ArcGIS Pro has a superior interface for authoring weblayer symbology. It would be nice if you could use it to edit an existing webmap then simply share but overwrite an existing thus maintaining the webmap id.
I spend a lot of time managing AGOL webmaps for use in Collector for ArcGIS. I have to make changes to various existing web maps on a daily basis. The only way to manage these web maps seems to go on AGOL via web browser. Our internet can be unreliable at times and just adds to the poor inefficiencies I have to deal with when changing a web map, either by adding a new layer even changing symbology. The inefficiencies come from going to one item page to clicking to another item page, and then going back to opening the map viewer, and so on and so on, just waiting for everything to load. What should be a 1 second task can turn into a 5-10 minute task if you do not have the most reliable internet speed.
The ability to manage these web maps via ArcGIS Pro should be a no brainer.
Do you create your webmaps using a Map Image Layer from ArcGIS Server (AGS) or do you just add individual feature layers (either from AGS or AGOL) to make up your web map? Maybe a combination?
Unfortunately, I do not have ArcGIS Server. I am publishing individual feature classes from a gdb, and when you choose to publish it as a webmap, you are forced to use a web hosted basemap. In this case, using the exportable Topo that AGOL provides. I have tried to publish web maps with hosted feature classes that are in My Content already, but the links to the data(not the data itself) always ends up looking a little strange..sorry I can't really explain it well.
Anyway, I have noticed, since my first comment that webmap building interface has improved a lot on AGOL. However, if you consider bandwidth and internet speed...it can still take a bit of time. I don't want to have to redo this all the setting for this or that layer, when it is already set in a project file I have saved.
Anna, indeed. They should allow us to 'save' a webmap to a file. That would even let us edit the json locally. Like AGOL Assistant but without fear of torching something. We should be able to download the file, edit, post to a second staging app/webmap to test, then push the file to the production webmap when ready. Save symbology or allow use of layer files on AGOL
Providing a desktop application-based management tool for web maps is an obvious no brainer.
The ability to publish a web map from ArcGIS Pro proves that ESRI is committed to providing power users with tools to publish maps from ArcGIS Pro.
However, the inability to then maintain and update those maps is a serious drawback that will prevent a potential avenue for adoption of ArcGIS Pro by professionals who not only need to create content, but are then responsible for maintaining that content seamlessly and without interrupting downstream users of that content.
ESRI needs to support the complete project lifecycle and not just the initial adrenaline rush of creation.
I am at the same situation where we need to update the data from our on-premises db to AGOL , without being re-publish repeatedly , is there any mechanism or any python stuff that can be made use of ?
Updateing existing webmaps, is necessary for the pro- integration
Updating existing web maps from within Pro would be a great feature!
There really needs to be some improvement in how quickly updates made on ArcGIS are recognized by Pro as well.
I find it hard to believe this was never a consideration from the beginning. I am hoping it was at least a side item in the design documents. This feature would be extremely helpful.
I have a similar challenge.
I have a web map which has a feature class with some coded values. I need to add a value to the domain, so in theory I would like to open the web map in ArcGIS Pro, add the coded value to the domain and have it update the web map without having to re-publish. Is this possible?
The option to "Overwrite Web Layer" should be removed from ArcGIS Pro until it is fixed and properly implemented.
Currently the "Overwrite Web Layer" function does not work as far as we can tell. To date we have never been able to successfully overwrite a web layer service (feature or image, data referenced or copied) on our server using ArcGIS PRO. (currently on version 2.2.4) Also, the documentation which implies that overwriting a web layer does work (see here) should be removed or state that this feature is under construction.
Server log shows no errors whatsoever, the only errors are raised by ArcGIS PRO and these are: "External sharing process failed" and The map image layer cannot be overwritten" These include services with data sources linked (referenced) to SDE on the server, or services whose data are to be copied to server. We even tried publishing in ArcGIS Pro instance that's running on the server itself. Does not work.
Furthermore, it seems that the overwrite web layer feature in Pro seems to be copying all data to server even though the data is referenced. This entire process just seems half baked.
The only known workaround we know of is
A: Delete the web layer feature or image service in portal and publish a new service from Pro
B: Use ArcGIS Desktop (in our case 10.6) where overwriting existing web feature and image service works flawlessly
This is super necessary if you have applications reading Web Maps. It would be nice to not have to change the Web Map ID whenever you made an update to it in Pro!
I'm in the same boat as all of you. Esri should definitely include this type of functionality in Pro.
Having to delete a web map, hosted layer, etc, from AGOL before making updates is incredibly tedious.
Long overdue, it is very crucial in terms of work management
Are we there yet? It's been one of the scenarios we took all the courage and jumped on the Pro bus then found something not quite working then has to to back to old ArcMap...
I don't think so. I ran into Rob Elkins at DevSummit, I should have asked him to make this a higher priority!
I don't normally comment on these sorts of things but when I found out it was not possible to update an existing Web Map from ArcGIS Pro, I could not believe it. This seems like it would be a huge benefit - maps need to be flexible and change according to feedback and new information. It would be one thing if the connection between Web Maps and ArcGIS Pro wasn't already there - but it is! Unless there is some massive technical challenge to this, I have a hard time seeing why this wasn't a feature a long time ago. Please implement as soon as possible. Thanks.
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