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Create a MapBuilder application on ArcGIS Online

Once a web map is created on ArcGIS Online, the MapBuilder template can be configured to the web map. Learn more about creating a web map on ArcGIS Online here.

  1. You will first need to access the web map you created on ArcGIS Online. From here, you will be able to configure the MapBuilder template to your web map. Click “Share” on the top menu then click “Create a Web App.”
Click “Share” then click “Create a Web App.”
  1. Search for the MapBuilder template. To use the latest version of the MapBuilder template, select “GFW MapBuilder (v1.latest).” If you do not see it as an option, it will need to be added to your organization as a configurable application template. Learn more about how to register the MapBuilder template to an organizational ArcGIS Online account here.
Search for the MapBuilder template registered to your organization ArcGIS Online account and click on it.
  1. After selecting the MapBuilder template, click “Create Web App” then give your web app a title, any applicable tags and a summary. Choose where to save the web app and click “Done” once complete.
Click “Create Web App.”
Give the web app a title, tags and a summary, then choose where to save it and click “Done.”
  1. You will now be able to customize the MapBuilder application settings. This includes four tabs: General settings, alternative language settings, layer/analysis settings and advanced settings.
    1. General settings: Edit the title, subtitle, title of your web map group and description of your MapBuilder application. Add a URL to the logo that will appear on the top left of the MapBuilder application and optional links to an about page or data download page.
    2. Alternative language settings: Translate your MapBuilder application into another language.
    3. Layer/analysis settings: Activate or deactivate the data layers available from GFW.
    4. Advanced settings: Add a mask around a specific country, show or hide the MapBuilder header, add additional document tools, and enable the ability to log in to My GFW and access alert subscriptions.
Customize MapBuilder settings on the form on the left side.
  1. To edit the settings, modify the form on the left side then click “Save.” Clicking save at any time will update the MapBuilder application’s preview.
  2. When you are done editing your MapBuilder application, click “Close.” Make sure any changes are saved prior to clicking “Close.”
  3. Click “Launch” to access and start using your completed MapBuilder application.
Click “Launch” to access your completed MapBuilder application.
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Last updated September 17th 2020

Global Forest Watch Help Center

https://www.globalforestwatch.org/help

Create a MapBuilder application on ArcGIS Online

Once a web map is created on ArcGIS Online, the MapBuilder template can be configured to the web map. Learn more about creating a web map on ArcGIS Online here.

  1. You will first need to access the web map you created on ArcGIS Online. From here, you will be able to configure the MapBuilder template to your web map. Click “Share” on the top menu then click “Create a Web App.”
Click “Share” then click “Create a Web App.”
  1. Search for the MapBuilder template. To use the latest version of the MapBuilder template, select “GFW MapBuilder (v1.latest).” If you do not see it as an option, it will need to be added to your organization as a configurable application template. Learn more about how to register the MapBuilder template to an organizational ArcGIS Online account here.
Search for the MapBuilder template registered to your organization ArcGIS Online account and click on it.
  1. After selecting the MapBuilder template, click “Create Web App” then give your web app a title, any applicable tags and a summary. Choose where to save the web app and click “Done” once complete.
Click “Create Web App.”
Give the web app a title, tags and a summary, then choose where to save it and click “Done.”
  1. You will now be able to customize the MapBuilder application settings. This includes four tabs: General settings, alternative language settings, layer/analysis settings and advanced settings.
    1. General settings: Edit the title, subtitle, title of your web map group and description of your MapBuilder application. Add a URL to the logo that will appear on the top left of the MapBuilder application and optional links to an about page or data download page.
    2. Alternative language settings: Translate your MapBuilder application into another language.
    3. Layer/analysis settings: Activate or deactivate the data layers available from GFW.
    4. Advanced settings: Add a mask around a specific country, show or hide the MapBuilder header, add additional document tools, and enable the ability to log in to My GFW and access alert subscriptions.
Customize MapBuilder settings on the form on the left side.
  1. To edit the settings, modify the form on the left side then click “Save.” Clicking save at any time will update the MapBuilder application’s preview.
  2. When you are done editing your MapBuilder application, click “Close.” Make sure any changes are saved prior to clicking “Close.”
  3. Click “Launch” to access and start using your completed MapBuilder application.
Click “Launch” to access your completed MapBuilder application.
Print this article

Create a MapBuilder application on ArcGIS Online

Once a web map is created on ArcGIS Online, the MapBuilder template can be configured to the web map. Learn more about creating a web map on ArcGIS Online here.

  1. You will first need to access the web map you created on ArcGIS Online. From here, you will be able to configure the MapBuilder template to your web map. Click “Share” on the top menu then click “Create a Web App.”
Click “Share” then click “Create a Web App.”
  1. Search for the MapBuilder template. To use the latest version of the MapBuilder template, select “GFW MapBuilder (v1.latest).” If you do not see it as an option, it will need to be added to your organization as a configurable application template. Learn more about how to register the MapBuilder template to an organizational ArcGIS Online account here.
Search for the MapBuilder template registered to your organization ArcGIS Online account and click on it.
  1. After selecting the MapBuilder template, click “Create Web App” then give your web app a title, any applicable tags and a summary. Choose where to save the web app and click “Done” once complete.
Click “Create Web App.”
Give the web app a title, tags and a summary, then choose where to save it and click “Done.”
  1. You will now be able to customize the MapBuilder application settings. This includes four tabs: General settings, alternative language settings, layer/analysis settings and advanced settings.
    1. General settings: Edit the title, subtitle, title of your web map group and description of your MapBuilder application. Add a URL to the logo that will appear on the top left of the MapBuilder application and optional links to an about page or data download page.
    2. Alternative language settings: Translate your MapBuilder application into another language.
    3. Layer/analysis settings: Activate or deactivate the data layers available from GFW.
    4. Advanced settings: Add a mask around a specific country, show or hide the MapBuilder header, add additional document tools, and enable the ability to log in to My GFW and access alert subscriptions.
Customize MapBuilder settings on the form on the left side.
  1. To edit the settings, modify the form on the left side then click “Save.” Clicking save at any time will update the MapBuilder application’s preview.
  2. When you are done editing your MapBuilder application, click “Close.” Make sure any changes are saved prior to clicking “Close.”
  3. Click “Launch” to access and start using your completed MapBuilder application.
Click “Launch” to access your completed MapBuilder application.

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