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Adding Online items shared with groups to Desktop

Question asked by KatyAppletonUEA on Apr 19, 2017
Latest reply on May 5, 2017 by KGerrow-esristaff

I am an instructor working with students who are creating data in ArcGIS Online. We are all members of a group I set up for this purpose. The students have created polygons (Map Notes then Save As Layer) which they have then set to be shared with the group via the Item Details page.


I am using Desktop. I go to Add Data From ArcGIS Online > My Groups and select today's group. I can see the layer I have shared to the group, but not their layers. What settings do I need to check/alter to allow me to add their layers into Desktop?


If I go into the group in AGOL I can see all of the layers and add them to an AGOL map. Only in Desktop are they invisible. We are not using a very fast internet connection but the files are not complex or large.


The end aim is that I will use the polygons they have created with Tabulate Areas / Zonal Statistics and some raster layers to give them descriptive statistics about the areas they have defined. Any advice on alternative approaches to this would be welcome, but the above seemed simple - in theory!