Disable/Enable "Open in ArcGIS Desktop" in ArcGIS Online

02-24-2016 05:46 AM
Status: Open
New Contributor II

Having the functionality to disable the “Open in ArcGIS for Desktop” when opening a publicly shared “web map” or “feature layer”

Business rules: data  published online and  viewed publicly (ultimately via a configured web application, with editing disabled) , but without letting the public find and download the relative GIS data

Forbid (as an ArcGIS online Publisher) to the public to download the publicly published GIS data


I always explain my downvote: 

Data should never be "restricted". If it's in a publicly accessible web map, it needs to be "publicly accessible" in all formats. Since 99.999999999999999999999999999999999999999% of GIS data is, in some form, originated from tax-payer funded sources, the data has already been paid for. 


YES - please upvote this. We use Parcel Data in our web maps and apps but have a public information request for parcel data to ensure that people read the codes and sign before receiving a copy of the data to understand what the state doesn't allow them to do with the data.