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Share a map to ArcGIS

Sharing a map created in ArcGIS Maps for SharePoint to ArcGIS is a quick and easy way to share information with others in or outside of your organization. When you share a map, a web map is created on ArcGIS, where you can do more work on it.

If the map you're sharing contains layers created from SharePoint data, these layers will represent a snapshot of the current SharePoint data in the shared map.


You can only share a map to ArcGIS if you are signed in with an organizational account that has publisher permissions and if sharing has been enabled by your organization's administrator. If you're unsure of your account permissions, contact your ArcGIS subscription administrator.

  1. Sign in to ArcGIS if you are not already signed in. For more information, see Sign in to ArcGIS.
  2. Click the Share menu and 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. Click 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.


    You can update the map and republish it to ArcGIS by clicking Update shared map under the Share menu and modifying the information you provided as needed.

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