The Project Toolbox

The Project Toolbox provides a way for you to save your map session as a project that you can reopen later. Projects save your current extent, selections, layer configuration, markup, and more.

Figure 1. The Project Toolbox

Project
Save ProjectSave Project AsOpen ProjectExport Map ImageExtent BookmarksUpload ShapefileUpload CSV
Save Project
Save Project
The Save Project tool saves the project that you created most recently during this session. You can save the project file on the server or on your computer. The project's URL will be displayed once the file is saved. Copy the URL and use it to open your project in a browser window or share the project with other users.

Figure 2. Save Project Panel

Save Project
Save Project As
Save Project As
The Save Project As tool allows you to save a project using the file name and folder that you choose. Like the Save Project tool, the Save Project As tool gives you the choice of saving on the server or on your computer, and it displays the project's URL once the file is saved.
Open Project
Open Project
The Open Project tool allows you to open a previously saved project. To reopen a project, click the Open Project tool and locate your project either by browsing for it on the server, if you saved it on the server, or on your computer.

Figure 3. Open Project Panel

Open Project Panel
Show Export Map Image Panel
Export Map Image
The Export Map Image tool allows you to open, download or e-mail the current map image, optionally georeferenced. You can select among several image formats and resolutions for the exported image. If you select the Georeferenced option, the image is exported in a ZIP file, combined with a world file containing the image's georeference information.
Launch Extent Bookmarks
Extent Bookmarks
The Extent Bookmarks tool allows you to add custom extents to the Jump to Extent box. Click the Launch Extent Bookmarks tool to open the Extent Bookmark panel (Figure 4). Navigate the map to the desired extents, type the name that you want to appear in the Jump to Extent drop-down list, and click Add ( Add Bookmark ). To remove custom extents from the Jump to Extent box, click the Delete Bookmark button ( Delete Bookmark ) to the left of the extents that you want to remove.

Figure 4. The Extent Bookmarks panel and Jump to Extent box

Extent Bookmarks panel and Jump to Extent box
Upload Shapefile
Upload Shapefile
The Upload Shapefile tool allows you to upload a Shapefile to the Essentials application and have the features presented as a layer within your map. This layer functions the same way as other map layers, allowing you to perform all the same operations (for example, navigating the layer, identifying and selecting features, viewing the legend) as well as save the layer and all associated markup as part of a saved project. To use this function, select the Upload Shapefile tool from the toolbox. In the Upload Shapefile window (Figure 5), fill in the requested information, including the name and color of the new layer, and the file paths for the three files that define a Shapefile.

Figure 5. The Upload Shapefile Panel

Upload Shapefile
Upload CSV
Upload CSV
The Upload CSV tool allows you to upload point data that is stored in a .csv file and plot the points on the map. To upload point data, click the Upload CSV tool, browse to the file, and click Submit. The first few rows of the data file will display. Enter a name for the layer that the points will be plotted on and select the columns that contain the x and y coordinates. Click Submit to create the layer and plot the points. The Symbolize Layer panel will open so you can configure the symbolization if you want. You can reopen this panel at any time by clicking the layer in the the Layer List.

Once the points are plotted, you can zoom to the layer's extent, perform identify and select operations on the layer, and save the layer to projects. To remove the layer, click the  Remove CSV Layer  icon in the Layer List.

Figure 6. Uploaded point data plotted on the map

Upload CSV

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