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Share a map to ArcGIS

Sharing a map created in ArcGIS Maps for Office to ArcGIS is a quick and easy way to share information with others in or outside of your organization. You can share individual layers or the entire map. When you share a map, a web map is created on ArcGIS, where you can do more work on it. You can also add the map to a PowerPoint slide.

  1. Sign in to ArcGIS if you are not already signed in.
  2. On the ArcGIS Maps ribbon, click Share map.
  3. Specify a title, tags, and description for the map and choose whether to share it with everyone (public), your organization, or any groups to which you belong. These fields are used to display information about the map on ArcGIS and are also used for searching.
  4. Press Share to share the map to ArcGIS as a web map. Note that publishing may take several minutes depending on the amount of data in your map.

    Once the map has published successfully, a message appears at the bottom of the Contents pane along with a link to view the shared map on ArcGIS.

  5. Press the link at the bottom of the Contents pane to view the published map. The web map details page opens in ArcGIS. The details page displays the title, tags, and description that you entered previously.

    Web map details page

  6. Press Open to open the map in the map viewer, ArcGIS Explorer Online, or, if installed, ArcGIS for Desktop.