Add, remove, and update content

To add content to a site's content library, you must be an ArcGIS Online administrator, the site's owner, or a member of the site's core team.

Upload content using a URL

You can upload hosted .csv, .xls, .pdf, .png, and .jpeg format files, shapefiles, GEOJSON, feature services, and document links, using a URL.

  1. Open the site in edit mode.
  2. Click the second drop-down menu on the edit navigation bar.
  3. Click Content Library.
  4. On the edit navigation bar, click New and click Content.
  5. On the Add Content page, paste a URL for a supported item type.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Note:
    Items that you upload using a URL are automatically shared to the content group. To share this item with your core team or another group, see Adjust sharing controls.

Upload a file

Supported file types include .csv, .xls, .doc., .pdf, .png, and .jpeg format files. Maximum file size is 200 MB.

  1. Open the site in edit mode.
  2. Click the second drop-down menu on the edit navigation bar.
  3. Click Content Library.
  4. On the edit navigation bar, click New and click Content.
  5. On the Add Content page, click Upload.
  6. Click Browse for a file and upload a file.
  7. Provide metadata for the new item and click Save on the primary navigation bar.
  8. Note:
    Items that you upload using a file are automatically shared to the content group. To share this item with your core team or another group, see Adjust sharing controls.

Create content

You can create the following items: a story map, a dashboard, a web map, and a web app.

  1. Open the site in edit mode.
  2. Click the second drop-down menu and choose Content Library.
  3. Click New on the edit navigation bar and choose App.
  4. Select the type of content you want to create. The

    Tip:
    For information on how to configure these apps, see the following resources:

    When you finish configuring the app, follow the steps in Display apps, data, and web maps to add content to the site's layout.

Add existing items

You can add content that others, including members of your organizations and the public, have created.

Note:

Consider talking with the item's owner before sharing it with a larger audience. Also consider that unless the item is yours or shared with your core team, or you have administrative privileges, you cannot change the sharing settings of an item. This means that private items (items shared only with you, the core team, or the organization) that are shared to the content library are not visible to people with whom the item is not shared.

  1. Open the site in edit mode.
  2. Click the second dropdown menu on the edit navigation bar.
  3. Click Content Library.
  4. Click the Add Existing Content button.
  5. Filter the list of existing content and click to select the individual items that you want to add.
  6. Click Add.

    The item is not shared to the content group, but is available in your site's search.

Use the Groups Manager option

You can optionally add groups of items to import bulk content to a site's content library. For example, you can add open data groups, department-specific groups, or content groups from other sites.

Note:

To add a group to a site, the group must be owned by you, enabled with open data, or shared with the organization.

  1. Open the site in edit mode.
  2. Click the second dropdown menu on the edit navigation bar.
  3. Click Groups Manager.
  4. Click Add Groups on the side of the page.
  5. Select groups and click Add.

    To remove a group, click Remove next to the group.

Create content from a template

You can browse and create content from app templates in ArcGIS Hub, including surveys, pages, dashboards, web apps and experiences, story maps, and solutions. New items are automatically added to the site's content library.

  1. Open the site in edit mode.
  2. Click the second dropdown menu and choose Content Library.
  3. Click New on the edit navigation bar and choose Template Gallery.
  4. Browse the Recommended app templates list for templates that are included with the site or the All Templates list to view templates published by Esri and other members.

Add or modify metadata

You can modify the metadata in ArcGIS Hub for certain items if you are an administrator, an item owner, or a member of the core team and the item is owned by another core team member.

  1. Open the site in edit mode.
  2. Click the second drop-down menu and click Content Library.
  3. Click the title of a dataset to open its Content Details page.
  4. Add a thumbnail, tags and categories, a summary, and a description to complete the form.

    Note:
    These elements are displayed on the item's content view

  5. Click Save.

To edit metadata in ArcGIS Online click the more button more, and click Edit in ArcGIS Online. See Metadata for more information.

Note:

To assign a license to an item, open the item in ArcGIS Online and use the Attribution section. For more information, see Credits (Attribution).

Update content

When you make updates to an item that's shared to your site's content library, such as its metadata or sharing settings, you can refresh the ArcGIS Hub indexing system to ensure that recent changes are reflected on the item's content preview page.

  1. Open a site in edit mode.
  2. Click the second dropdown menu and click Content Library.
  3. Click the more button and click Check for Content Updates.
    A reindex request is sent to the indexing system and you should notice updated content appear after a few minutes. Fore more information, refer to How to manually refresh your site's content.

Remove content

Remove items shared to a site's content library.

Note:

Pages created for a site cannot be removed from the content library and are always available in a site's search results.

  1. Open a site in edit mode.
  2. Click the second dropdown menu and click Content Library.
  3. Click the checkbox next to an item.
  4. Click Remove.

    If the item was shared to the site's content group, it is unshared from the group in ArcGIS Online.