Collaboration Using Maps
GeoPlatform offers tools and services that foster a collaborative environment where users can create and share maps.
Using GeoPlatform's GeoPlatform Map Viewer, you can create maps using layers from many external map services. You can also customize your map with vector features by drawing on the map or uploading content from several supported spatial file types such as KML, GeoJSON, and Shapefiles. Have raster data that you want to add? You can easily import into the viewer from remote map services such as ESRI ArcGIS and OGC WMS.
Collaboration leads to more creative, informative maps that have greater value for a broader audience. Saving your map adds it the Browse Maps panel in the GeoPlatform Map Viewer, so that your team members or other like minded users can explore and expand on your work. The resulting map can also be easily shared as a link.
Already collaborating on an existing AGOL Web Map? Awesome! You can continue collaborating in AGOL, and still include it in your GeoPlatform Map Gallery. Using Map Manager, import the map(s) you wish to use in GeoPlatform.
Upon saving your map in GeoPlatform Map Viewer or harvesting a map from AGOL, it is available within Map Manager where you can shareable map galleries.
Map Manager allows users to browse published maps and map galleries. Users create galleries and publish them in external web pages.
Please be aware that an embedded map or gallery is constrained in size by the web page into which it is inserted. It's recommended that you adjust your page's style and structure to provide enough space for the map or gallery to fully display.
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