Better ArcGIS Online Item Types are needed

Idea created by gdaumillerMSL on Aug 28, 2013
    • gdaumillerMSL
    The item types in ArcGIS Online are too limited.  There should be a better system for specifying what something is.

    If you create a link to an item on the web, it always becomes a "document."  There should be a way to specify that it is a static map, a spreadsheet, a photograph, a video, a shapefile, a geodatabase, or whatever. 

    If you upload an item, the item type is selected for you, and I think the possibilities are image, PDF, or shapefile.  "Image" and "PDF" are not very informative.  The possibilities should be the same as for linked items (except for formats, such as geodatabase, that are not supported).