Items related to a search query are displayed on the Search Results page. Additional information is provided on the item details page, which can be accessed by clicking the item's name in the search result.
Start with the basics
Each search result provides the following details to help you scan search results and make the right selection:
To edit item details, including title, description, and tags, the owner of an item can access the item in ArcGIS Online. For more information, see Item details.
- Collection—The collection to which the item belongs (for example, Initiatives, Sites, Data, Documents, or Apps & Maps).
- Source—The owner of the item. The following hierarchy defines how the source is generated based on information provided in the item's metadata:
- Metadata > Resource > Citation > Contact > Organization Name
- Metadata > Resource > Contact > Organization Name
- If the above information isn't listed in the metadata or if your organization has not enabled metadata, the search results will display the organization's name as provided in ArcGIS Online.
To edit your organization information, you must be an administrator. Learn how to configure general settings.
- If the organization's name isn't provided, the owner's user name will be displayed as the source.
For more information on editing your user name, see Manage profile.
- Description—The item description in ArcGIS Online provided by the owner. Item owners can edit descriptions by accessing the item in ArcGIS Online.
When browsing for initiatives, the following details are provided in each search result:
- Categories—Initiatives can be classified as Healthy, Safe, Sustainable, Well-Run, Livable, and Prosperous by the initiative team in the Site Editor.
If the initiative team has not set categories for the initiative, categories won't appear in the search result.
- Tags—The keywords assigned to an initiative by its owner (for example, sustainability, master plan, and so on).
Adding tags can increase the searchability of your initiative. By default, an initiative is tagged with Hub Initiative, but additional tags can be added to the initiative item in ArcGIS Online. For more information about adding tags, see Item details.
When you find an initiative you're interested in, click its name in the search result to open the initiative site. If you have privileges to edit the site, an edit button is located on the left side of the page. Click this button to enable edit mode.
Search results for sites display the site's name, a description, its source, and the user name of the owner. Sites do not have item details pages; click a site's name in the search results to open the site in a new tab.
Sites do not display tags, but adding tags to your sites increases the likelihood that they will appear in search results. Those who have the appropriate privileges to edit sites can add tags by accessing the site item in ArcGIS Online.
When you find a site that you're interested in, click its title in the search result to open the site.
When browsing for data, the following details are provided in each search result:
- Type—The type of data (For example, a CSV file, map service definition, shapefile, and more).
- Rows—If the item type contains rows (for example, feature layers, shapefiles, tables, and so on), the number of rows will be displayed.
- Last Updated—The date that the item was last edited in ArcGIS Online.
Hover over the Last Updated date for details about what was updated. Metadata Updated will appear if the item has been edited in ArcGIS Online . If the data was updated, Data Updated will appear. If nothing appears while hovering over the date, it means that the administrator has provided an explicit update date in the metadata.
- Tags—The keywords assigned to a dataset by the owner of the item.
Filter your results with tags similar to those assigned to data that interests you to help you reveal similar content.
When you find data that you're interested in, learn more about it on the item details page.
When browsing for documents, the following details are provided in each search result:
- Type—The type of document (for example, an online link, a PDF file, a PowerPoint file, and more).
- File Size—The document file size is provided for all document types except document links.
- Publish Date—The date the document was published to ArcGIS Online.
Hover over the Publish Date date for details about when the item was updated. If the data's metadata was updated, Metadata Updated will appear.
- Tags—If the document has tags, these keywords assigned by the owner of the item will appear.
When you find a document that you're interested in, click the document's title in the search result to open the document's item details page.
Search for apps and maps
When browsing for apps and maps, the following details are provided in each search result:
- Type—The item's content type (for example, Operations Dashboard, map package, CAD drawing, and more).
- Tags—The keywords assigned to an app or map by its owner.
- Uploaded—The date that the item was uploaded toArcGIS Online.
When you find an app or map you're interested in, click the app or map to view its item details page. Some maps may load immediately in the browser, depending on how they've been configured by their administrator.
Get the details
Click the title of a search result to open its item details page to learn more about the item. Details provided on an item's details page vary by item type (for example, tables, document links, feature services, and so on).
Sites and initiatives
When you find a site or initiative that you're interested in, click its title in the search result to open the site. Sites and initiatives don't have item details pages, but if you have privileges to edit sites, you can add tags by accessing the site or initiative item in ArcGIS Online. If you have privileges to edit sites and you open a site and notice something you want to add or change, click the edit button on the left to open the Site Editor.
Explore data attributes, download data, and access APIs.
Explore the item details page
To view data attributes and learn about the data, complete the following steps:
- Click the name of the data provided in the search result.
- If it's spatial data, use the map at the top of the page to explore it by location. Click to move around the map, and use the zoom in and zoom out buttons to adjust your view.
- Click the Overview tab to read about the data, review licensing, and see when the data was created or edited and who owns it.
- View the data attributes by clicking any numerical attribute to display a graph.
- Click the Data tab to sort through the attribute table by clicking a table header to sort columns (for example, by date, name, or type).
If the data meets your needs, you can mark it as a favorite— to create a bookmark of a filtered view of the attribute table or of the entire dataset—by clicking Favorite. Ensure that you're signed in. You can also download the data as a spreadsheet (CSV), KML file, or shapefile (ZIP) and access its API. For more information, see Download data.
Documents—such as project plans, planning documents, and presentations—have item details pages that vary based on the document's item type.
- Click the name of the document provided in the search result.
- Read about the document, review licensing, and see when the document was uploaded or edited, and who owns it in the About section.
- If the document is a document link, click Open or use the expand button in the view pane to view the document.
- If the document is in a downloadable format, you can preview it by clicking the expand button in the view pane, or you can download it by clicking Download.
Apps & maps
ArcGIS Hub supports multiple types of apps and maps . When you find one you're interested in, click its name in the search result to open the item details page. Some apps don't have item details pages; they'll open in your browser so that you can begin exploring immediately.
Administrators can enable the App page capability if they want their app to load immediately when someone accesses it through search results.
- Click the name of the data in the search result.
- If you're viewing a map, click around the map in the preview pane and use the zoom in and zoom out buttons to adjust your view.
- Read about the map, review licensing, and see when the map was created or edited, and who owns it in the About section.
- Click Metadata to view the map's item details in ArcGIS Online.
- Click Create Web App if you want to use a template, Web AppBuilder, or Operations Dashboard to create your own content with the map. For more information, see Create an app starting from the item page.