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Get started with sharing

The information in the following sections will help you get started with sharing content.

1. Add content

It's easy to share relevant, authoritative, and compelling content such as maps, layers, scenes, and apps with others inside and outside your organization. The first step to sharing your content is to add it to your organization. If you have privileges to create content, you can add items from your local machine or the web. Many types of items can be added. You can also create and save items—such as maps, scenes, and apps—directly in the portal website.

2. Refine item details

Every item has an item details page in the website, which contains a variety of information, actions, options, and settings. The item details help other people find your content, as well as understand its purpose, the data it contains, and whether there are restrictions on its use. To make your content stand out as compelling and authoritative, be sure to include an interesting summary, an in-depth description, and carefully considered tags, as well as to credit the source of the data. You might also consider adding a custom thumbnail to make your item stand out in galleries and search results.

3. Choose audience

Before sharing your items, identify your audience. Do you want to share your items with the public, with your organization, or with specific individuals in your organization or another organization? Until you share your items, they can only be accessed by you and by organization members with the right administrative privileges.

4. Share content

Once you've added your content as items, refined the item details, and chosen your audience, the final step is to share your items.

You can share a wide variety of item types. For example, you can share a map or scene through an app or embed a map in a web site. You can share files, maps, scenes, and app with groups you belong to, your organization, the public (everyone), or with a combination of these. Using groups is a powerful way to share your content privately with others, facilitate team collaboration, and highlight and organize items by theme or project.

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