Enabling Sync during Data Publishing into the GIS Portal

When publishing features into GIS Portal (or ArcGIS Online), it helps to remember to go thru additional configurations during the publishing process. It is probably a bit cleaner method, and the one that makes you think about the future of the published data.

There are three items under Configuration tab in the Sharing panel – Edit, Enable Sync, Export Data.

Enable Sync is required for couple of instances. Below are the ones identified so far:

  1. when setting up collaborations (sharing data with a different organization)
  2. when taking maps offline (for example, before sending a field crew into a remote area  that has poor to no connectivity).

Each case would have its unique requirements to consider.

Taking maps offline

Prepare data for offline use—ArcGIS Server | Documentation for ArcGIS Enterprise

  • All the data in the map will have to be prepared the same
  • The data must be registered with the geodatabase
    • will have to have feature layers also enabled and not just map images
  • Data could be versioned or non-versioned
  • Global IDs should be enabled

Setting up online Collaborations

Set up an ArcGIS Enterprise and ArcGIS Online collaboration—Portal for ArcGIS | Documentation for ArcGIS Enterprise

Share content with collaboration groups—Portal for ArcGIS | Documentation for ArcGIS Enterprise

  • Data could be hosted or registered
  • Feature layers should be available for registered data
  • Data will be shared into a specifically created group dedicated to send data to another Organization