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ArcGIS Online and Story Maps

Types of Services

There are two main types of hosted layers in ArcGIS Online:

  • Hosted Feature Service Layers
  • Hosted Tile Map Layers

Publish a Service from ArcGIS Desktop

Create a Hosted Layer in ArcGIS Online

  • Sign into Brandeis ArcGIS Online.
  • Go to Content > My Content > Add Item.
  • Upload a file from your computer or from cloud services (e.g., Google Drive, Dropbox) to create a hosted layer file. There's also an option to add content by linking to a layer that's already posted online.
  • When uploading a file, make sure that the Publish this file as a hosted layer checkbox is checked.

ArcGIS Online: Add an item from my computer