How do you use/view/edit vector data from an offline source (folder on a company network) on ArcGIS Online?

01-22-2019 12:03 PM
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Hi, I am regular user of ArcGIS for desktop but am new to ArcGIS Online. Our company has two offices and we want to be able to use/view/edit a single data set from our two different offices. I cannot find any information about working with offline geodatabases (housed in folders on our network), but I assume this a pretty basic task for a lot of organizations that use this software; I am guessing that I am missing something basic. The Add button for ArcGIS Online does not offer connections to locally stored GDB/feature classes. The one option I see is a compressed Shapefile but I would be shocked if I truly needed to export any feature class I wanted to work with as a shapefile, then compress in order to work with it in Arc Online.

Anybody else come across this or have some insight for me? Many thanks.


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Esri Regular Contributor

Hi Daniel,

For those requirements, you'll most likely want to publish your feature classes as hosted feature layers...

Hosted layers—ArcGIS Online Help | ArcGIS 

Publish hosted feature layers—ArcGIS Online Help | ArcGIS 

...which can be viewed/edited in ArcGIS Online or in ArcGIS Pro (and ArcMap).


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