Configure site settings

Every site has its own settings and capabilities that Hub administrators and the site's owner and core team members can configure.

Update site name and summary

Your site's or initiative site's name and summary are visible in search results. If your site is shared publicly, the name and summary are also visible through searches queried using other search engines.

  1. Open a site in edit mode.
  2. Click Settings for your site on the side panel.
  3. In the About section, enter a name for your site in the Name field or change an existing name to something new.
    Note:

    The Name appears in the site's second drop-down menu on the edit navigation bar. It's also the name used to identify your site or initiative site in the list accessed on the Overview page. The option to show the site name in the header can be configured by following steps provided in Brand a site with header and theme options.

  4. Provide some background information about your site in the Summary field.
  5. Click Save.

    The name and summary that you provide correspond to the name and summary of the Site Application item in ArcGIS Online.

Use a custom basemap

You can configure your site to use a custom basemap. A site's basemap is displayed on a site's content preview page. This means that any item shared to your site that has a preview page (datasets and feature layers) includes the basemap you choose so that people can view and explore spatial data.By default, your Map Viewer gallery contains a set of basemaps from Esri. Your organization can also configure maps in Map Viewer.

Note:

All custom basemaps must have HTTPS connections enabled on the service.

  1. In edit mode, open the site's side panel and click Settings.
  2. Click Set Map under the About section.
  3. Use the drop-down menu to select the basemap you want to use. If you don't see the basemap you want, make sure that the basemap you want to use belongs to your organization’s Basemap Gallery. You may need the help of an administrator if you don't have the correct privileges.

    Tip:
    For more information on site mapping capabilities, see 3D web scenes, vector tile basemaps, and more coming to ArcGIS Hub

Tracking and consent

Site owners can optionally provide their own Google Analytics tracking IDs and disable tracking on their sites.

Activity tracking

ArcGIS Hub collects anonymous usage statistics for all sites created by its users. These data are used to inform product updates and enhancements. Some of these data are made available to Hub administrators, site owners, and site core team members through the site's dashboard which include data on the following:

  • Views—the number of times the site was visited
  • Sessions— the number of times the site was visited by the same person during a period of time
  • Average time on site—an average of how long a visitor remained on the site

You can optionally disable this tracking by following these steps:

Note:

Disabling activity tracking means that ArcGIS Hub will no longer collect data from your site and you will not be able to access data through the site's dashboard.

  1. Open a site in edit mode.
  2. Click Settings on the side panel.
  3. In the Tracking and Consent section, click to toggle on or off Activity Tracking.
  4. Click Save.

Add a Google Analytics tracking ID

  1. Find your Google Analytics Tracking ID in your Google Analytics account.
  2. Open a site in edit mode.
  3. Click Settings on the side panel.
  4. Under the Tracking and Consent section, click to toggle on Google Analytics and provide your Google Analytics Tracking ID.
  5. Click Save.

Find events in Google Analytics

The Google Analytics interface provides several ways to discover how users are interacting with your site:

  • Most popular pages—On the Google Analytics sidebar under Behavior, click Site Content and click All Pages.
  • Most popular datasets—On the All Pages page, click advanced next to the icons on the side of the page. Type /datasets/ in the text box, making the whole filter Include Page Containing /datasets/. Click apply. The results include the dataset IDs. To find the titles, copy the URL and open it in your browser.

  • Most popular downloads—On the sidebar under Behavior, click Events and click Top Events. In the resulting table, click dataset. From here, you can explore the most popular downloads by type. The results include the dataset IDs. To find the titles, append the ID to your site URL with the following format: [yoursite].com/datasets/[append-ID].

  • Search queries—On the sidebar under Behavior, click Site Search and click Search Terms.

    Note:

    At this time, Google Analytics does not return metrics when users access data via APIs.

Interactions

Interactions include app page, global navigation, document iFrames, the following star, and sharing.

  1. Open a site in edit mode.
  2. Click Settings on the side panel.
  3. Click Interactions.
  4. Click the toggle button to enable or disable an interactions
  5. Click Save.

Data

Choose to enable or disable local projects and an API Explorer.

  1. Open a site in edit mode.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Click Data.
  4. Click the toggle button to enable or disable the following capabilities: Local Projections and API Explorer.
  5. Click Save.

Beta

Turn on the following beta capabilities to see how upcoming features will appear on your sites.

  1. Open a site in edit mode.
  2. Click Settings on the side panel.
  3. Click Beta.
  4. Click the toggle button to enable or disable Private Item Views, Site Translation, and the Download Sidebar.
  5. Click Save.