Publish hosted feature layers

As a publisher in your organization, you can host feature data in ArcGIS Online by publishing hosted feature layers. ArcGIS Online supports multiple sources to allow you to accomplish this. Use any of the following to publish a hosted feature layer:

Feature layers are useful when you need to expose vector data for display, query, and editing on the web or when you want to share a table of nonspatial attributes. Hosting a feature layer on ArcGIS Online is one way to share data with an internet audience if your own ArcGIS Server site cannot be made public. Maps, apps, and desktop map viewers can access your services from anywhere on the internet if you choose to allow it.

Feature layers are most appropriate for operational layers that go on top of reference layers, such as a basemap. For example, a feature layer may contain information about the street signs in your neighborhood. Each feature (street sign) may include the sign name, date installed, and a website URL for reporting problems to your local street department.

When publishing a CSV file, shapefile, GeoJSON file, feature collection, or file geodatabase, ArcGIS Online automatically sets the optimal visible range based on the data. When publishing a map from ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online honors the existing scale range configured during the authoring process. When you create an empty hosted feature layer, it inherits the visible range of the feature layer or template you used to create it. To change the scale visibility of the hosted feature layer, open the layer in Map Viewer Classic (formerly known as Map Viewer) and set the visible range, or open it in Map Viewer (formerly known as Map Viewer Beta) and set the visible range.

To complete the steps in the following sections, you must have privileges to publish hosted feature layers and create content.

Publish a CSV file

To web enable feature layers from CSV files, you upload them to ArcGIS Online and have them hosted as services. These services are referred to as hosted feature layers. This is a useful workflow if you do not have any ArcGIS products installed locally.

The steps below outline how to publish features or tables from ArcGIS Online using a CSV file. Features are published in the WGS 1984 Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere) coordinate system.

Note:

To increase loading and publishing performance, ArcGIS Online reads the values in the first 10 rows of the CSV file to determine the data type and length to display for each field in the New item window. Any string fields with a length less than 256 will be increased to a length of 256 in the hosted feature layer. If any values on the field exceed 256, the length of the field in the hosted feature layer is increased.

These files do not enforce unique field names, but field names in hosted feature layers must be unique. Therefore, ensure all field names in your file are unique before publishing.

Field names must meet the requirements of the database that ArcGIS Online uses to store the data. For information about column name limitations and reserved words, see Microsoft SQL Server documentation.

The following steps explain how to add a CSV file from your local drive and publish. For instructions on accessing and publishing a file from a cloud drive, see Add items.

  1. Verify that you are signed in and that you have privileges to create content and publish hosted feature layers.
  2. Open Content > My Content, click New item, and click Your device.
  3. Find the file on your device.
  4. Select the file and click Open.
  5. CSV files must be formatted and saved as .csv.

  6. Choose Add CSV and create a hosted feature layer.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Review the fields included and make changes as needed.

    If the field types can be identified, they are set automatically. You can remove fields, change the display name of the field, and change the field type.

  9. Choose a Time Zone for the date fields in your CSV file.

    By default, date fields are assumed to contain UTC date and time. If your date fields store values that use a different time zone, choose that time zone. Note that the time zone you select is applied to all date fields in the CSV file. If you later overwrite the hosted feature layer using updated data, the time zone specified when you initially published is used.

    See CSV, TXT, and GPX files for information on time zone considerations and supported date and time formats.

    Tip:

    You can configure pop-ups to display time.

  10. Click Next.
  11. Choose the information in your file that ArcGIS Online should use to locate features.
    • If your file contains coordinates, choose whether to use Latitude and longitude, Military Grid Reference System (MGRS), or United States National Grid coordinates.
    • Choose Addresses or place names if your file contains place-names—for example, Westminster Abbey or Panama Canal—or addresses. By default, ArcGIS Online locates addresses based on your organization's region.
    • If you want to create a nonspatial table layer, choose None.
  12. If you are locating features based on Addresses or place names and your organization has multiple locators configured, click Advanced location settings and choose the locator you want to use.
  13. If your file contains addresses, click Advanced location settings and use the Region drop-down list to specify the country in which the addresses are located. If your file contains addresses from multiple countries or from a country not in the list, select World.

    By default, the locator adds a field that stores the coordinate location for each feature. You can choose to include additional fields that provide you with information related to the geocoding process, such as how closely the location information in your input file matches with a location in the locator service.

  14. Turn on the Enrich layer with address information toggle button and choose one of the following options:
    • Append four fields that show how well addresses matched—Adds the following fields that describe the location and how well it matches to information in the locator service: status, score, match_addr, and addr_type.
    • Append 50 fields for full location information—Includes all available locator fields in the hosted feature layer.

    For a description of all the fields that are added, see Geocode and geosearch.

  15. Choose whether your location fields are based on one or multiple fields.
  16. Click Next.
  17. Type a title.
  18. Choose a folder in My Content where you want to save the item.
  19. If your organization has set up content categories, click Assign categories and select up to 20 categories to help people find your item.

    You can also start typing a category name to narrow the list of categories.

  20. Optionally, type tag terms separated by commas.

    Tags are words or short phrases that describe your item and help people find your item when searching. Federal land is considered one tag, while Federal,land is considered two tags.

  21. Optionally, type a summary that describes the data.
  22. Click Save.

The data file and the feature layer are separately added to My Content. One way to test the new hosted feature layer once publishing completes is to view it in a map viewer.

If you published a CSV file containing addresses or places, you can review and correct any records that were not placed on the map or were placed incorrectly. You can immediately review the locations in Map Viewer Classic, or choose to review them at a later time. See Review locations for more information. At this time, you can only review locations in Map Viewer Classic.

By default, only you and the administrator can access the hosted feature layer. To allow others to access it, share the layer and file with everyone (the public), your organization, or members of specific groups. You can edit item details and change feature layer settings.

If you want to share the hosted feature layer as a copy in a distributed collaboration, you must enable synchronization.

Publish an Excel file

You can upload an Excel file (.xlsx or .xls) to ArcGIS Online and publish a hosted layer from one of the worksheets. If the worksheet contains latitude and longitude information, coordinates, place names, or addresses, you can publish a hosted feature layer from the worksheet. Features are published in the WGS 1984 Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere) coordinate system. If no spatial information is present in the worksheet, you can publish a table layer.

Note:

These files do not enforce unique field names, but field names in hosted feature layers must be unique. Therefore, ensure all field names in your file are unique before publishing.

Field names must meet the requirements of the database that ArcGIS Online uses to store the data. For information about column name limitations and reserved words, see Microsoft SQL Server documentation.

The following steps explain how to add an Excel file from your local drive and publish. For instructions on accessing and publishing a file from a cloud drive, see Add items.

  1. Verify that you are signed in and that you have privileges to create content and publish hosted feature layers.
  2. Open Content > My Content, click New item, and click Your device.
  3. Find the file on your device.
  4. Select the file and click Open.
  5. Choose Add Microsoft Excel document and create a hosted feature layer.
  6. If your file contains multiple worksheets, choose the one you want to publish from the Publish this sheet drop-down list.

    By default, the first sheet in the spreadsheet is published.

  7. Click Next
  8. Review the fields included and make changes as needed.

    If the field types can be identified, they are set automatically. You can remove fields, change the display name of the field, and change the field type.

  9. Choose a Time Zone for the date fields in the file.

    By default, date fields are assumed to contain UTC date and time. If your date fields store values that use a different time zone, choose that time zone. Note that the time zone you select is applied to all date fields in the file. If you later overwrite the hosted feature layer using updated data, the time zone specified when you initially published is used.

    Tip:

    You can configure pop-ups to display time.

  10. Choose the information in your file that ArcGIS Online should use to locate features.
    • If your file contains coordinates, choose whether to use Latitude and longitude, Military Grid Reference System (MGRS), or United States National Grid coordinates.
    • Choose Addresses or place names if your file contains place names—for example, Westminster Abbey or Panama Canal—or addresses. By default, ArcGIS Online locates addresses based on your organization's region.
    • If you want to create a nonspatial table layer, choose None.
  11. If you are locating features based on Addresses or place names and your organization has multiple locators configured, click Advanced location settings and choose the locator you want to use.
  12. If your file contains addresses, click Advanced location settings and use the Region drop-down list to specify the country in which the addresses are located. If your file contains addresses from multiple countries or from a country not in the list, select World.
  13. Turn on the Enrich layer with address information toggle button and choose one of the following options:
    • Append four fields that show how well addresses matched—Adds the following fields that describe the location and how well it matches to information in the locator service: status, score, match_addr, and addr_type.
    • Append 50 fields for full location information—Includes all available locator fields in the hosted feature layer.

    For a description of all the fields that are added, see Geocode and geosearch.

  14. Choose whether your location fields are based on one or multiple fields.
  15. Review the location fields (if any exist). If ArcGIS Online can identify which fields contain location information, it sets them automatically. However, you can change location fields if necessary by clicking inside the cell.
  16. Click Next.
  17. Type a title.
  18. Choose a folder in My Content where you want to save the item.
  19. If your organization has set up content categories, click Assign categories and select up to 20 categories to help people find your item. You can also start typing a category name to narrow the list of categories.
  20. Optionally, type tag terms separated by commas.

    Tags are words or short phrases that describe your item and help people find your item when searching. Federal land is considered one tag, while Federal,land is considered two tags.

  21. Optionally, type a summary that describes the data.
  22. Click Save.

The data file and the feature layer are separately added to My Content. One way to test the new hosted feature layer once publishing completes is to view it in a map viewer.

If you published an Excel file containing addresses or places, you can review and correct any records that were not placed on the map or were placed incorrectly. You can immediately review the layer in Map Viewer Classic, or choose to review it at a later time. See Review locations for more information. At this time, you can only review locations in Map Viewer Classic.

By default, only you and the administrator can access the hosted feature layer. To allow others to access it, share the layer and file with everyone (the public), your organization, or members of specific groups. You can edit item details and change feature layer settings.

If you want to share the hosted feature layer as a copy in a distributed collaboration, you must enable synchronization.

Publish a Google Sheet

You can access Google Drive to publish content from a Google Sheet. Features are published in the WGS 1984 Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere) coordinate system. If no spatial information is present in the worksheet, you can publish a table layer.

  1. Verify that you are signed in and have privileges to publish hosted feature layers.
  2. From the My Content tab of the content page, click New item, and click Google Drive.
  3. Sign in to your account.
  4. Search for or browse to the file you want to publish.

    You can filter by file type to narrow the search results.

  5. Click the file you want to publish.
  6. Choose Add and create a hosted feature layer.
  7. If your file contains multiple worksheets, choose the one you want to publish from the Publish this sheet drop-down list.

    By default, the first sheet in the spreadsheet is published.

  8. Click Next.
  9. Review the fields included and make changes as needed.

    If the field types can be identified, they are set automatically. You can remove fields, change the display name of the field, and change the field type.

  10. Choose a Time Zone for the date fields in the file.

    By default, date fields are assumed to contain UTC date and time. If your date fields store values that use a different time zone, choose that time zone. Note that the time zone you select is applied to all date fields in the file. If you later overwrite the hosted feature layer using updated data, the time zone specified when you initially published is used.

  11. Click Next.
  12. Choose the information in your file that ArcGIS Online should use to locate features.
    • If your file contains coordinates, choose whether to use Latitude and longitude, Military Grid Reference System (MGRS), or United States National Grid coordinates.
    • Choose Addresses or place names if your file contains place names—for example, Westminster Abbey or Panama Canal—or addresses. By default, ArcGIS Online locates addresses based on your organization's region.
    • If you want to create a nonspatial table layer, choose None.
  13. If you are locating features based on Addresses or place names and your organization has multiple locators configured, click Advanced location settings and choose the locator you want to use.
  14. If your file contains addresses, click Advanced location settings and use the Region drop-down list to specify the country in which the addresses are located. If your file contains addresses from multiple countries or from a country not in the list, select World.
  15. Choose whether your location fields are based on one or multiple fields.
  16. Review the location fields (if any exist). If ArcGIS Online can identify which fields contain location information, it sets them automatically. However, you can change location fields if necessary by clicking inside the cell.
  17. Click Next.
  18. Type a title.
  19. Choose a folder in My Content where you want to save the item.
  20. If your organization has set up content categories, click Assign categories and select up to 20 categories to help people find the hosted feature layer you're publishing. You can also start typing a category name to narrow the list of categories.
  21. Optionally, type tag terms separated by commas.

    Tags are words or short phrases that describe your item and help people find your item when searching. Federal land is considered one tag, while Federal,land is considered two tags.

  22. Optionally, type a summary that describes the data.
  23. Click Save.

The feature layer is added to My Content. One way to test the new hosted feature layer once publishing completes is to view it in Map Viewer (formerly known as Map Viewer Beta) or Map Viewer Classic (formerly known as Map Viewer).

By default, only you and the administrator can access the hosted feature layer. To allow others to access it, share the layer with specific groups, your organization, or the public. You can edit item details and change feature layer settings.

If you want to share the hosted feature layer as a copy in a distributed collaboration, you must enable synchronization.

Publish a shapefile

To web-enable feature layers from shapefiles (packaged in a .zip file), upload the .zip file to the Esri cloud and have them hosted as services. These services are referred to as hosted feature layers. This is a useful workflow if you do not have any ArcGIS products installed locally.

The steps below outline how to publish features from ArcGIS Online using a shapefile. The features are published in the WGS 1984 Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere) coordinate system.

  1. Verify that you are signed in and that you have privileges to create content and publish hosted feature layers.
  2. Open Content > My Content, click New item, and click Your device.
  3. Find the file on your device.
  4. Select the file and click Open.
  5. Shapefiles must be compressed as a .zip file containing at least the .shp, .shx, and .dbf files. If your shapefile does not include a .prj file and the x,y domain extent is between -180 and 180 degrees, the features are published in the GCS_WGS_1984 coordinate system. If the data is not within this extent, an error occurs, and you must delete the feature layer.

    If there are multiple shapefiles in the .zip file, they are all included in the feature layer.

  6. When you add a .zip file, you must specify the type of content in the file. Choose the data format from the Item type drop-down menu.

    You cannot upload the file if the wrong content type is specified.

  7. Choose Add and create a hosted feature layer.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Type a title.
  10. Choose a folder in My Content where you want to save the item.
  11. If your organization has set up content categories, click Assign categories and select up to 20 categories to help people find your item. You can also start typing a category name to narrow the list of categories.
  12. Optionally, type tag terms separated by commas.

    Tags are words or short phrases that describe your item and help people find your item when searching. Federal land is considered one tag, while Federal,land is considered two tags.

  13. Optionally, type a summary that describes the data.
  14. Click Save.

The data file and the feature layer are separately added to My Content. One way to test the new hosted feature layer once publishing completes is to view it in a map viewer.

If you publish a shapefile or shapefiles that contain metadata, that metadata is included in the layers in the hosted feature layer. When viewed from ArcGIS Online, the metadata is displayed in the metadata style configured for the organization.

By default, only you and the administrator can access the hosted feature layer. To allow others to access it, share the layer and file with everyone (the public), your organization, or members of specific groups. You can edit item details and change feature layer settings.

If you want to share the hosted feature layer as a copy in a distributed collaboration, you must enable synchronization.

Tip:

If you edit features in the shapefile from a desktop application, you can upload the edited shapefile and replace the data in the hosted feature layer.

Publish a GeoJSON file

To web enable feature layers from a GeoJSON file (.geojson or .json), upload your file to the Esri cloud and have them hosted as services. These services are referred to as hosted feature layers. This is a useful workflow if you do not have any ArcGIS products installed locally.

To publish, the GeoJSON file must be smaller than 100 MB.

The steps below outline how to publish features from ArcGIS Online using a GeoJSON file. The features are published in the WGS 1984 Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere) coordinate system.

  1. Verify that you are signed in and that you have privileges to create content and publish hosted feature layers.
  2. Open Content > My Content, click New item, and click Your device.
  3. Find the file on your device.
  4. Select the file and click Open.
  5. Choose Add and create a hosted feature layer.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Review the fields included and make changes as needed.

    If the field types can be identified, they are set automatically. You can remove fields, change the display name of the field, and change the field type.

  8. Choose a Time Zone for the date fields in the file.

    By default, date fields are assumed to contain UTC date and time. If your date fields store values that use a different time zone, choose that time zone. Note that the time zone you select is applied to all date fields in the file. If you later overwrite the hosted feature layer using updated data, the time zone specified when you initially published is used.

    This option is not present if the file does not contain at least one date field.

  9. Click Next.
  10. Type a title.
  11. Choose a folder in My Content where you want to save the item.
  12. If your organization has set up content categories, click Assign categories and select up to 20 categories to help people find your item. You can also start typing a category name to narrow the list of categories.
  13. Optionally, type tag terms separated by commas.

    Tags are words or short phrases that describe your item and help people find your item when searching. Federal land is considered one tag, while Federal,land is considered two tags.

  14. Optionally, type a summary that describes the data.
  15. Click Save.

The data file and the feature layer are separately added to My Content. One way to test the new hosted feature layer once publishing completes is to view it in a map viewer.

By default, only you and the administrator can access the hosted feature layer. To allow others to access it, share the layer and file with everyone (the public), your organization, or members of specific groups. You can edit item details and change feature layer settings.

If you want to share the hosted feature layer as a copy in a distributed collaboration, you must enable synchronization.

Publish a feature collection

If your data needs to be edited by multiple people, you can publish your feature collection as a hosted feature layer, share the layer, enable editing on it, and use the feature layer in your map.

Note:

If you alter symbology for individual points in the feature collection, that symbology change is not preserved when you publish the feature collection as a hosted feature layer.

  1. Open the item details of the feature collection you want to publish as a hosted feature layer.
  2. Click Publish.
  3. Use the default title for the hosted feature layer or type a new one.
  4. If your organization has set up content categories, click Assign Category and select up to 20 categories to help people find your item. You can also use the Filter categories box to narrow the list of categories.
  5. Optionally, type tag terms separated by commas.

    Tags are words or short phrases that describe your item and help people find your item when searching. public buildings is considered one tag, while public,buildings is considered two tags.

  6. Click Publish to create the hosted feature layer.

A hosted feature layer is created and added to your content.

Now you can share the hosted layer, enable editing, and add the feature layer to your map.

Publish the contents of a file geodatabase

To web enable a feature layer from a file geodatabase (packaged in a .zip file), you can upload the zipped file geodatabase to Esri's cloud and have its contents hosted as a service. This service is referred to as a hosted feature layer.

Publishing file geodatabase contents is a useful workflow if the geodatabase contains only a few datasets.

You can publish the following data types from a file geodatabase to a hosted feature layer:

  • Feature classes (x- and y-coordinates; m- and z-coordinates are dropped)
  • Tables
  • Attachments
  • Relationship classes

The features are published in the WGS 1984 Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere) coordinate system.

Other data types—such as rasters, networks, and parcel fabrics—remain in the geodatabase but are not included in the published hosted feature layer.

Follow these steps to add a file geodatabase to the website and publish its contents as a hosted feature layer.

  1. Verify that you are signed in and that you have privileges to create content and publish hosted feature layers.
  2. Open Content > My Content, click New item, and click Your device.
  3. Find the file on your device.

    The file geodatabase must be in a .zip file.

  4. Select the file and click Open.
  5. When you add a .zip file, you must specify the type of content in the file. Choose the data format from the Item type drop-down menu.

    You cannot upload the file if the wrong content type is specified.

  6. Choose Add and create a hosted feature layer.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Type a title.
  9. Choose a folder in My Content where you want to save the item.
  10. If your organization has set up content categories, click Assign categories and select up to 20 categories to help people find your item. You can also start typing a category name to narrow the list of categories.
  11. Optionally, type tag terms separated by commas.

    Tags are words or short phrases that describe your item and help people find your item when searching. Federal land is considered one tag, while Federal,land is considered two tags.

  12. Optionally, type a summary that describes the data.
  13. Click Save.

The supported data in your file geodatabase is published as a hosted feature layer. It may take some time to upload the file and publish. Once publishing completes, you can test the new feature layer by viewing it in a map viewer. Views in the file geodatabase are not published but remain in the file geodatabase.

If the feature classes in the file geodatabase contain metadata, that metadata is included in the layers in the hosted feature layer. For each layer that has metadata, you can view and edit the metadata from ArcGIS Online, and the metadata is displayed in the metadata style configured for the organization.

By default, only you and the administrator can access the hosted feature layer. To allow others to access it, share the layer and file with everyone (the public), your organization, or members of specific groups. You can edit item details and change feature layer settings.

Tip:

If you edit features in the feature classes in your file geodatabase from a desktop application, you can upload the edited file geodatabase and replace the data in the hosted feature layer.

Publish photos with locations

You can upload a compressed file (.zip file) containing photos that have geotags, and publish a hosted feature layer. ArcGIS Online creates points in the hosted feature layer based on the GPS information in each photo's geotag. The photos are stored as attachments to these points. No point is created for any photo in the file that does not include GPS information.

You can upload a .zip file that contains JPEG image files that are tagged using standard Exchangeable Image File Format (EXIF) GPS information only.

Follow these steps to add a collection of images to ArcGIS Online and publish a point hosted feature layer with the images stored as attachments.

  1. Verify that you are signed in and that you have privileges to create content and publish hosted feature layers.
  2. Open Content > My Content, click New item, and click Your device.
  3. Find the file on your device.

    The images must be in a .zip file.

  4. When you add a .zip file, you must specify the type of content in the file. Choose the data format from the Item type drop-down menu.

    You cannot upload the file if the wrong content type is specified.

  5. Select the file and click Open.
  6. Choose Add and create a hosted feature layer.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Type a title.
  9. Choose a folder in My Content where you want to save the item.
  10. If your organization has set up content categories, click Assign categories and select up to 20 categories to help people find your item. You can also start typing a category name to narrow the list of categories.
  11. Optionally, type tag terms separated by commas.

    Tags are words or short phrases that describe your item and help people find your item when searching. Federal land is considered one tag, while Federal,land is considered two tags.

  12. Optionally, type a summary that describes the data.
  13. Click Save.

A point for each geotagged photo is created in the hosted feature layer. Once publishing completes, you can test the new feature layer by viewing it in Map Viewer (formerly known as Map Viewer Beta) or Map Viewer Classic (formerly known as Map Viewer).

By default, only you and the administrator can access the hosted feature layer. To allow others to access it, share the layer and file with everyone (the public), your organization, or members of specific groups. You can edit item details and change feature layer settings.

Publish from ArcGIS Pro or ArcMap

You can publish a feature layer from ArcGIS Pro or ArcMap to be hosted on ArcGIS Online. When you publish a hosted feature layer, data is copied from your data source to ArcGIS Online. The published hosted feature layer references the data in ArcGIS Online, not the data source.

Follow the steps in the ArcGIS Pro help or ArcMap help to publish a hosted feature layer from these applications.

Note:

If the layers in the ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro map have definition queries applied to them, ArcGIS applies the definition queries to the published hosted feature layer. However, all data is uploaded to ArcGIS Online. If you want only a subset of the data to be published to and stored in ArcGIS Online, you must export the subset of the data to another feature class and publish that.

Create from a template or existing feature layer

To duplicate layer properties while allowing members of your organization to populate the new layer with new features, create a hosted feature layer from an existing feature layer or template.

For example, you may have a feature layer displaying the perimeter of an existing wildfire. When a new wildfire occurs, you can create an empty feature layer from your existing one. You can then populate the new layer with the boundary and attributes of the new wildfire.

Alternatively, you can use a template in the Build a layer category to create an empty hosted feature layer without using the schema of an existing layer. In this scenario, you add fields, define attribute lists and ranges, define feature templates, and configure other settings that you require after you create the hosted feature layer.

Follow these steps to create a hosted feature layer from a template or another feature layer.

  1. Verify that you are signed in with an account that has privileges to create content and publish hosted feature layers, and click the My Content tab of the content page.
  2. Click New item and choose Feature layer.
  3. Choose an existing feature layer that contains the layers and schema you want to apply to the new feature layer.

    This step doesn't add or copy any features to your new hosted feature layer; you're only defining the layers and schema of the new hosted feature layer.

    There are several approaches you can take:

    • Click the From Template tab, select one of the template feature layers provided by Esri, and click Create.
    • Click the Existing Layer tab to use a hosted feature layer from your organization. Search for or browse to the existing feature layer you want to use, select it, and click Create.
    • Click the From URL tab, type the URL of an existing feature layer, and click Next.

    No matter which approach you take, check the box next to each layer you want to include in your new feature layer. You must choose at least one layer. To rename a layer, click it and type a new name.

    Click Capture GPS receiver information to add GPS metadata fields to point layers and store GPS information such as receiver name, accuracy, and fix type. When you edit the layer in ArcGIS Collector, GPS metadata is recorded automatically. For more information about GPS metadata, see Prepare for high-accuracy data collection in the ArcGIS Collector help.

    When you finish choosing layers, click Next.

  4. Define the default extent you want for your new feature layer by panning and zooming on the map presented on the New Hosted Feature Layer dialog box, or type the latitude and longitude coordinates. When you finish, click Next.

    This step helps you narrow the scope of the layer when it is first edited.

  5. Type a title, tags, and summary for the new hosted feature layer.
  6. If your organization has set up content categories, click Assign Category and select up to 20 categories to help people find your item. You can also use the Filter categories box to narrow the list of categories.
  7. Choose the folder in which to store the new hosted feature layer. Click Done to publish the new layer.

    The item details page of your new hosted feature layer appears.

  8. Note:

    By default, editing, synchronization, and editor tracking are enabled on your new hosted feature layer, making it ready for data collection. If you don't want other people to edit it immediately, disable editing by unchecking the Enable editing check box on the Settings tab of the hosted feature layer's item page.

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