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Problem with changing hyperlinks when uploading to ArcGIS Online

Question asked by Diane_Mastalir on Aug 14, 2019
Latest reply on Sep 20, 2019 by Diane_Mastalir

My goal is to simply create a story map tour which has a name and a description that can be clicked on to take the reader to a web page. I know it can be done because I've done it before. See:

https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/Planning/NCCP/Plans

 

My core problem is that the links are changing when I format them as <a href...> and upload them to ArcGIS Online. 

 

I Created point layer in ArcMap matching the map tour template and exported data to txt (csv) file. I then loaded the file into an ArcGIS Online map and shared the map as a story map tour. I created two different formats (well... more than that, but these were the essential formats). One had the description in simple http format and other included <a href...>.

 

Original ArcGIS Online Map document:   https://arcg.is/n0P0u

 

OPTION 1: Map Tour Data 3 - description in simple http format

 

Original description format:

https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/Planning/NCCP/Plans/Riverside

 

Importing this as a csv file resulted in a layer in the AGOL Map that worked (appeared as "more info" link in pop-up and linked to the appropriate CDFW web page), but in the story map it appeared as text, not a link.

 

Link to Map Tour:

https://cdfw.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapTour/index.html?appid=2dc323263c0a4d81aca7016888b60acc

 

OPTION 2: Map Tour Data 10 - description includes an href statement

 

Original description format:

<a href="https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/Planning/NCCP/Plans/Riverside" target="_blank">More Information</a>

 

Importing this to a map as a csv file resulted in the link in the Description (in the pop-up) being changed to https://cdfw.maps.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?useExisting=1,
which resulted in the web map simply being re-opened upon clicking on "More Info" in the pop-up. This carried through to the story map tour, except that the link changed to the link to the map tour.

 

Link to Map Tour: https://cdfw.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapTour/index.html?appid=1e4562061e814f0881577ea520ed0a88

 

I have searched the web and this site and the help sites and either am having a unique problem or am using the wrong search terms. I'm hoping that there is a simple solution. I've attached the original csv files. Thank you.

 

Diane

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