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Share an operation view

This is the third and final exercise in the series to create an operation view to use for emergency incident tracking and response following a simulated earthquake in Redlands, California. In the previous exercises, you created a map and authored an operation view, including setting up the different panels of information available during the incident tracking. In this exercise, you'll share the operation view you created in the previous exercise with others in your organization so they can use it to monitor the earthquake incidents.

  1. In Operations Dashboard, open the view you created and saved in the previous exercises, if it's not already open.
  2. Click File.
    File menu
  3. Click Share.
    Share on the menu

    Options for sharing the operation view display. They include the following choices:

    • People—You can share with people in your organization or groups the same way you can other items such as maps.
    • Link—Get a link to the operation view. You can paste this link into an email, document, or instant message to share with others.

      If you are using a single display operation view, there are two links you can share: one that opens the operation view in the Windows app and one that opens the operation view in the browser. If you are using a multidisplay operation view, there is a link that opens the operation view in the Windows app.

      If the recipient doesn't have Operations Dashboard installed, and you share the link to open the operation view in the Windows app, this link provides a shortcut to installing it. If it's already installed, the operation view can be opened directly. The user needs to sign in to view your operation view.

    • Email—Generate an email containing a link to the operations view. The link included in the email behaves the same as the link option, but using this option allows you to create your own message and include the link.

  4. For this exercise, share the operation view with your organization. Select People if it's not already selected.
    People selected
  5. In the People section, check the box next to your organization to share with all the members of your organization.
    Your organization checked

    If you would like to share your view to the public, choose the option to share with Everyone. With this option, your users will not have to sign in to open and use the view.


    In the example above, the organization name is Nitro and the groups displayed are those a member of that organization can access. As you follow this exercise, your organization's name is displayed, and you'll see the groups of which you are a member.

    When you share an operation view, you need to make sure the map and layers referenced by the operation view are also accessible to those who have access to the operation view. The Referenced items section makes sure these items are appropriately shared.

    Apply sharing settings to the referenced items
  6. Click Update Sharing.
    Update Sharing

You have now created a map and an operation view that used the map and shared the operation view with your organization. You have an operation view that members of your organization can use to monitor the emergency incidents following the earthquake.

To learn about using the operation view, follow the Monitor and respond to activities and events exercise.