Which Files To Upload in ArcGIS Online Map

05-12-2020 11:19 AM
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I just received seven different file types to upload in AGOL but am not sure if I need to upload all or just one?  The file types are: CPG, DBF, PRJ, SBN, SBX, SHP SHX along with a XML document.  Can anyone please guide me to where I can learn more about how to upload these type of files on a map?

Any help you can provide would be much appreciated - this is for a huge project.

Thanks in advance,


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Hi Robin,

This page should answer your question!

Shapefiles—ArcGIS Online Help | Documentation 


The primary way to make shapefile data available for others to view through a web browser is to add it to a .zip file, upload it, and publish a hosted feature layer. The .zip file must contain at least the .shp, .shx, .dbf, and .prj files components of the shapefile.

Hope that helps!