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Use your data

ArcGIS makes it easy to share your spatial data to your portal. The following sections describe different ways of sharing your file-based data to your portal for use in GeoPlanner.

Hosted layers

Hosted layers are layers that are stored and managed in the ArcGIS Data Store registered with your portal. To create a hosted layer, you must have privileges to create and publish hosted content on your portal.

Publish features

Feature layers in your organization represent vector data and can be used for display, query, and editing. You can publish many different types of features to your organization and then discover that data using the Add Data tool in the Explore segment of GeoPlanner.

Publish tiles

Hosted tile layers support fast map visualization using a collection of predrawn map images, or tiles. Tiles are created and stored on the server after you upload your data. Hosted tile layers are appropriate for basemaps that give your maps geographic context. You can publish your feature data as a tile layer using ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro. You can also publish an existing feature layer to a tile layer.

ArcGIS Server web services

An ArcGIS Server web service represents a GIS resource—such as a map or image—that is located on an ArcGIS Server site. You can access these services in GeoPlanner by adding the service's URL as an item to your organization. Once the item is added and shared, you can discover it in GeoPlanner using the Add Data tool in the Explore segment.

Weighted overlay service

Weighted overlay is a type of suitability analysis that helps you identify areas based on your criteria. If you have ArcGIS Server, you can create your own weighted overlay service for analysis in GeoPlanner.