MatthewK

Copying and sharing other user's maps

Discussion created by MatthewK on Oct 16, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 17, 2013 by MatthewK
I kind of realize that once you make a map public others have the ability to save that map to their own account.  However if they then make that map public too, it can get rather confusing to the casual user that just wants to view the map from an "official" source.  Is there a way to prevent this?

In my case, I am a publisher with an agency that has an AGOL Organization account.  We published a map of reefs

http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=a2450313c87648c780e0edb8e7e3fa3a

but another user has copied it, saved it to their account and how has publicly shared it

https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=860fc06960ae43c1958f85fe545349e6

And now it's difficult to tell what's the "official" version.

Thanks!

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