Best method for uploading multiple layers individualy to ArcGIS Online?

Discussion created by dmede on Sep 27, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 7, 2013 by saulen
I have an ArcMap mxd with a dozen or so layers that I want to publish to ArcGIS online as individual feature services (rather than publishing the entire mxd as a feature service).

What is the fastest way to move these layers to my ArcGIS online account so they can be used in a Web Map?

It seems like options for uploading are:

  • Create a Layer package that publishes online, but this seems to only create a downloadable version of the layer, not one that can be added to a web map.

  • Export each layer to .shp, but this requires separate zip folders for each layer (not a big deal but not super convenient).

  • Create a separate mxd for each layer (also not very convenient).

  • Or???

Ideally, I'd like to keep the symbology I set in ArcGIS when uploading these layers, but that doesn't seem to be possible. I'll probably export to zipped .shp files but was hoping there might be another option.