ArcGIS Admin Tool Tips – Update and Create Webmap Bookmarks

Imagine this, you spend loads of time creating your maps and webmaps, share them with users, groups and others but now you realize that due to some data change or update required you will also be required to create and modify some bookmarks (recall, your bookmarks are like a time stamp that record and save your location and position in a webmap for quick and easy access). You’ll be glad to know that managing your bookmarks is a breeze with admin Tools for ArcGIS Online.

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WHY?

We’ve all been here, you need to make some changes to your pre-defined Bookmarks that are stored in a webmap. Sounds like a painful and tedious task, right? Using the “Update web Maps Bookmarks” tool you can quickly access your existing bookmarks, make changes or create new bookmarks for your users.

STEPS:

To begin, provision Admin Tools. If you haven’t run the Tools for some time and you neglected to bookmark your launch url, recall that the bookmark that you need to access the Tools is http://apps.geopowered.com/admin-tools/basic/this is the url you will want to bookmark. If you have not yet provisioned your ArcGIS Online account to access the Tools you can get it HERE in the ArcGIS Marketplace.

Then, select the Item Tools Option (the 3 building blocks icon or the “browse item tools: under the Quick Links heading to the far left. Beneath the left side column with the heading “Update” you then select the option, “Update web Maps Bookmarks“. Then, from the list of webmaps provided, select the map you would like to start manipulating Bookmarks (or optionally, create new ones). NOTE, update web map bookmarks is available to users of Admin tools Free and Pro.

Select Webmap to edit Bookmarks for

Select the Bookmarks within the webmap

Optionally,create new Bookmark(s)

 

For more Admin Tool Tips see HERE

You don’t have Admin Tools yet? No problem, visit the ArcGIS Marketplace where you can add the app to your account (for named account holders). If you are enjoying the tools and find them useful, please rate the app on the ArcGIS Marketplace. Also, feel free to send us a feature request from within the application

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