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make arcgis online map searchable, and why can't I upload featured layers?

Question asked by willymcd on Aug 6, 2014
Latest reply on Mar 9, 2015 by KGerrow-esristaff

I'm not very good with the IT aspect of map creation, and I need some help with using arcgis online and why some things don't work.  First if I upload content to my content in arcgis online, then I go to create map, Add, search for layer, my content; there is nothing there, why isn't my layer there?  I am able to, while creating a new map, upload directly to the map and I can make a basic viewer app such as this one i created ( but if I try to make a searchable or filter app map it will not work.  also when I load up my mobile arcgis app it won't view the map, What's the deal?


I am guessing I need my files hosted on a server, except does it need to be some special gis service like arc2earth?  I used to use arc2earth when it was free to have editable maps on my phone for field research, i'm not sure how it worked, but it did.  I have access to a server, is it sufficient to just have my layers uploaded to a directory then use the layers url to get the content on my argis online map?


Thanks for any help