Export to ArcGIS

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In order to export your collected data to ArcGIS Online you must first sign up for your own ArcGIS account. You can create an account at the following link:


Make sure you scroll down and select the option to "Purchase ArcGIS Online". We are unable to send data from Golden Retriever to free ArcGIS accounts.

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Once you have an active ArcGIS subscription you should see a page like the following when you initially log into ArcGIS Online

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Once you have created an account you will need to add those credentials into your Golden Retriever account. You can do this by logging into the Admin portal and clicking on the "Mapping" menu option's sub item "ArcGIS settings". If you do not see this menu option then you are not an administrator for any Golden Retriever accounts.

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The next screen will list all of the companies that you are an admin of. Choose the company you would like to change the ArcGIS credentials of from the list and click on the name. You will be shown a pop-up where you can enter your username and password. One thing to note is that https://arcgis.com does not care about the case of the characters in your username when you log in but in order for us to send the data we need the proper case version of your username. You can find the proper case version of your ArcGIS username in the upper right corner when you are logged into https://arcgis.com

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Note: Not only are your credentials stored in our secured database but your ArcGIS credentials are also encrypted with a unique key as well.

Now that you have stored your ArcGIS credentials into Golden Retriever anytime you open a dictionary/database that is assigned to your company you will find a new section located below the "Download data" section.

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Using the drop-down lists select the columns from the dictionary/database that you would like used for the latitude and longitude in ArcGIS. When finished click on the button titled "Send to ArcgGIS" to queue your export job. When the job has finished exporting to ArcGIS you will receive an email at which point you can log into your ArcGIS Online account and click on the menu option titled "Content".

If you have already exported the data to ArcGIS in the past then running the export again will update the previous map layer with the new data from Golden Retriever.

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You will then find a sub-folder in your account titled "Golden Retriever". Click on this folder to find your new feature layer.

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Click on the name of the feature layer to open it.

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If you are wanting to make a public map that you can share with your customer please continue with the instructions on the Create public map page.

To view your data click on the button to "Open in Map Viewer".

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This will open your data in the online map viewer. It will open the Style menu on the left, just click cancel at the bottom or else you will lose the custom utility pole icons we have added for you :)

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You should now see your data plotted on the map. You can click on a pole icon to bring up a pop-up of all your collected data.

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