Add a connection to an online GIS

Online geographic information system (GIS) systems, such as ArcGIS Online and Portal for ArcGIS, host maps that you can open on your Windows Phone device. To see the available content, connect ArcGIS for Windows Phone to an online GIS.

By default, ArcGIS for Windows Phone is connected to ArcGIS Online. However, you change the app's connection to that of an organization or portal by taking the following steps:

  1. Open the ArcGIS app on your Windows Phone device.
  2. If prompted, specify if the app is allowed to access your location.

    You are taken to the Map Hub, a panorama with access to maps and settings. By default, you are connected to ArcGIS Online. If this is the desired connection, skip the rest of the steps.

  3. To add a connection to an online GIS you haven't used previously through the app, swipe to the settings panel.
    Settings panel of the Map Hub.
  4. Tap connection.

    The CONNECTION page appears. On this page, you can see what online GIS you are currently connected to, as well as manage and connect to other online GIS systems.

    Connection page showing only the default ArcGIS Online connection.

  5. Tap add on the app bar to add a new connection.

    The Connect page displays.

    Screen shot of the Connect page.

  6. Type the uniform resource locator (URL) of the online GIS you want to connect to. You can also type the user name and password for your account for that online GIS if you want to connect and sign in to the online GIS. The user name and password are optional fields.
  7. If you want your user name and password remembered, select the Remember me? check box.
  8. Tap accept on the app bar to create the connection and connect to the specified online GIS.

    You are returned to the CONNECTION page that shows you are now connected to the specified online GIS. The app remembers this connection and uses it the next time you open the app.

    When you return to the Map Hub, if you are connected to an ArcGIS organization, you will see the name of that connection underneath the ArcGIS heading.

    Screen shot of the maps panel of the Map Hub, showing an organization's name as the subtitle.