Enable users of ArcGIS online and Arc Explorer online to browse to add layers from the user's computer - And to upload and share that content

Idea created by jblavin on Jul 25, 2010
    Implemented
    Score660

    I just tried ArcGIS and Arc Explorer online.  After playing a moment with adding available layers, I wanted to add layers from my own computer to the map. That option is not available when the user clicks the "Add" button.

    If this capability were added it would increase the value of the application to users by enabling them to really build custom maps with all the data that interests them.

    Further, I was willing to upload and share the layers that I had created with other users.  This capability should be added to these applications also.  Many Individuals, NGOs, etc. would be willing to make their data available for use by others with these ESRI online programs.