Can't display time enabled layer packages (.lpk) on argisonline

Discussion created by matthew.shipton@atkinsgl on Oct 15, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 15, 2012 by mminami-esristaff
I'm trying to build a simple time enabled web map. I gather that to do this i need to time enable a shapefile in its properties in arcgis desktop and then export that shp as a layer package straight into my argisonline content. So far so good. I can see the layer package in 'my content' but I can't find a way to add this data to an ArcGIS online map. Herein lies the problem:

If i click my layer package in 'my content' it takes me to a page which shows the lpk in a small preview window and displays its metadata. Under the preview box one of the tabs (next to share, delete, edit, change owner etc) says 'open'. Seems promising,.. but from the open drop-down menu the only options are 'open in arcgis for desktop' or 'download'.

My other option is to try and open it from an existing web map or click on 'Map' in the top level set of tabs and then try and open it in that. If I click add data, and then search for layers there is an option that says find data in my organization. Again sounds promising but it doesn't turn up in the search results?? Have tried all sorts of other searches here and again no luck.

I'm out of ideas? Simple question; I have a shapefile with a time field, I don't have my own server, how do I make a simple time enabled web map on arcgisonline?

Thanks in advance