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Last updated September 17th 2020

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Create a custom mapping application using MapBuilder

Create a MapBuilder application using an organizational ArcGIS Online account

MapBuilder allows your organization to create and customize a forest monitoring application that leverages GFW’s analysis tools and integrates your own data with core data on GFW, such as annual tree cover loss, deforestation alerts, fire alerts and global land cover.

  1. Log in to your organization’s ArcGIS Online account. Navigate to ArcGIS Online and log in using your organizational account. If you do not have a username, contact your ArcGIS Online administrator for an account.
  2. Register the MapBuilder template with your organizational ArcGIS Online account. If your organization has an ArcGIS Online account, you can register the MapBuilder template and use it as a configurable mapping application. It must be registered by an admin on the account and once it’s registered, it will be available to all organizational members. Learn more about registering the latest version of the MapBuilder template with your organizational account here.
  3. Create a web map. Before creating a MapBuilder application, you will need to create a web map on ArcGIS Online. You will be able to customize your web map, add data to it and make it shareable. Learn more about building an ArcGIS Online web map here.
Create a web map on ArcGIS Online.
  1. Add data to ArcGIS Online. With an organizational account, users can choose to publish data from ArcGIS Desktop or add existing GIS web layers to ArcGIS Online. Learn how you can publish a shapefile as a feature service so that it can be added as a data layer on your web map here.
Publish data on ArcGIS Online and add it to your web map.
  1. Create a MapBuilder application. After creating a web map, you will be able to create a custom MapBuilder application that is based on the web map. Learn more about creating a MapBuilder application and the features you can customize here.
Create a MapBuilder application based on the web map.
  1. Share your MapBuilder application. There are several ways to share your MapBuilder application: Sharing its URL, sharing over social media and embedding your MapBuilder application into a website. Learn more about how to share a MapBuilder application here.
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Last updated September 17th 2020

Global Forest Watch Help Center

https://www.globalforestwatch.org/help

Create a custom mapping application using MapBuilder

Create a MapBuilder application using an organizational ArcGIS Online account

MapBuilder allows your organization to create and customize a forest monitoring application that leverages GFW’s analysis tools and integrates your own data with core data on GFW, such as annual tree cover loss, deforestation alerts, fire alerts and global land cover.

  1. Log in to your organization’s ArcGIS Online account. Navigate to ArcGIS Online and log in using your organizational account. If you do not have a username, contact your ArcGIS Online administrator for an account.
  2. Register the MapBuilder template with your organizational ArcGIS Online account. If your organization has an ArcGIS Online account, you can register the MapBuilder template and use it as a configurable mapping application. It must be registered by an admin on the account and once it’s registered, it will be available to all organizational members. Learn more about registering the latest version of the MapBuilder template with your organizational account here.
  3. Create a web map. Before creating a MapBuilder application, you will need to create a web map on ArcGIS Online. You will be able to customize your web map, add data to it and make it shareable. Learn more about building an ArcGIS Online web map here.
Create a web map on ArcGIS Online.
  1. Add data to ArcGIS Online. With an organizational account, users can choose to publish data from ArcGIS Desktop or add existing GIS web layers to ArcGIS Online. Learn how you can publish a shapefile as a feature service so that it can be added as a data layer on your web map here.
Publish data on ArcGIS Online and add it to your web map.
  1. Create a MapBuilder application. After creating a web map, you will be able to create a custom MapBuilder application that is based on the web map. Learn more about creating a MapBuilder application and the features you can customize here.
Create a MapBuilder application based on the web map.
  1. Share your MapBuilder application. There are several ways to share your MapBuilder application: Sharing its URL, sharing over social media and embedding your MapBuilder application into a website. Learn more about how to share a MapBuilder application here.
Print this article

Create a custom mapping application using MapBuilder

Create a MapBuilder application using an organizational ArcGIS Online account

MapBuilder allows your organization to create and customize a forest monitoring application that leverages GFW’s analysis tools and integrates your own data with core data on GFW, such as annual tree cover loss, deforestation alerts, fire alerts and global land cover.

  1. Log in to your organization’s ArcGIS Online account. Navigate to ArcGIS Online and log in using your organizational account. If you do not have a username, contact your ArcGIS Online administrator for an account.
  2. Register the MapBuilder template with your organizational ArcGIS Online account. If your organization has an ArcGIS Online account, you can register the MapBuilder template and use it as a configurable mapping application. It must be registered by an admin on the account and once it’s registered, it will be available to all organizational members. Learn more about registering the latest version of the MapBuilder template with your organizational account here.
  3. Create a web map. Before creating a MapBuilder application, you will need to create a web map on ArcGIS Online. You will be able to customize your web map, add data to it and make it shareable. Learn more about building an ArcGIS Online web map here.
Create a web map on ArcGIS Online.
  1. Add data to ArcGIS Online. With an organizational account, users can choose to publish data from ArcGIS Desktop or add existing GIS web layers to ArcGIS Online. Learn how you can publish a shapefile as a feature service so that it can be added as a data layer on your web map here.
Publish data on ArcGIS Online and add it to your web map.
  1. Create a MapBuilder application. After creating a web map, you will be able to create a custom MapBuilder application that is based on the web map. Learn more about creating a MapBuilder application and the features you can customize here.
Create a MapBuilder application based on the web map.
  1. Share your MapBuilder application. There are several ways to share your MapBuilder application: Sharing its URL, sharing over social media and embedding your MapBuilder application into a website. Learn more about how to share a MapBuilder application here.

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