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Sharing your work at the ECP Webmap

New Policy: Starting May 2011, traditional status reports are no long required for grants of Esri maintenance and support. Instead you may now share your maps, stories and data at ArcGIS.com directly with your colleagues. In maintenance grant requests you'll only need to say what you shared and with whom. Because the free ArcGIS online accounts described below no longer allow access to the premium services and datasets of the organizational subscription accounts, you'll need to join your free ArcGIS online login to the ECP account. For details on doing this please email ecp2 at esri dot com or sbeckwitt at esri dot com

How to share reports and files on the ECP webmap

1. A read-only ECP webmap is here. to edit & add to the map, you need to do the free signup and arcgis.com, and belong to one of the grants groups there, you only need to do this once and it's free. go to ArcGIS.com, sign in, click on "GROUPS" and search on "ecp grants" ( make sure you set "Show:" to "All Content" first), click on any of the groups you want to join.

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Once you are in the group folder, you'll see any public maps but not the maps private to that group. click on the "JOIN THIS GROUP" button.

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You'll then have to wait for the group administrator to accept your request. You'll see group approvals whenever you log in and check your "Notifications" button:

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Once accepted, go back to your group and you can now see all the private editable maps for group members. Find the "Gis helping people and planet: editable" entry and click on that

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It will open in the default Arcgis.com viewer. Click on the "edit" button to begin adding/editing.

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tThe Edit legend will open, click once on the symbol for what kind of group you are or what kind of story or report you are sharing with your group or with everyone.

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then click once on the map to add that symbol to that location and open up the attributes window where you can enter your name and add files.

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You can fill in the fields. There is also a "share" field where you can say if you want to share this with particular groups or with everyone. (as of 7-2011 this is in test mode and not directly implemented. Your files will be accessible by members of your grantee groups and the other grantee groups but not by the general public. Please make a selection anyway so we can collect people's interests and preferences for sharing. the default is "everyone" which will mean registered members of Arcgis.com) Click on the "BROWSE" button to add any local files. Click the "DELETE" button to delete your point and any files it might have and start over. Click the "CLOSE" button to finish editing your point and accept it.

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You can navigat to any local files and add them one at a time. If your browser knows how to display those files you can then click on each added file and it will open up in a new window or a new tab, whatever you set your browser to do.

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If your browser knows how to open a word file or pdf, those will also open with one click. To DELETE any files you added, just click the red "X"

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If you are not in edit mode and you click on the point you will see all the attributes but none of the attached files. This is also what the general public will see in the "read-only" versions of the map. This is a design decision for now pending your comments. Your summary info is visible to all by default, your files are only visible and shareable to members of the group you joined.

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