As we saw last week, saving projects is very useful when you need to return to your work without having to re-do any steps. But what about when you need to share your work with others? Luckily, your GIS allows you to easily share your projects with other individuals and groups!
There are several ways you can share your projects. First, if you recall from last week’s #TipTuesday post, after you save your project, you receive a confirmation that says your project has been saved. You’re then presented with the screen below which will let you set sharing permissions or close the dialog, keeping the project to yourself.
Clicking the “Share” button will open the Share Project side panel. On the left hand side, you can select individuals or groups to share with by typing their usernames in the search box and then clicking “Add.” You can also specify whether the users can just view or edit the project. If you do not want anyone to view or edit the project, you can click “None.” After you have specified your preferences, click “Save Sharing” at the bottom. If you ever wish to stop sharing your project, you can click this option at the bottom as well.
Rest assured, sharing does not bypass any of your site’s security. Sharing a project with restricted information will not let the user it was shared with access the shared project unless they have the necessary permissions.
Now, let’s say you didn’t choose to share your project immediately after you first saved it. If you needed to share your project after, you can click “Open” under the “I Want To” menu and then click on the arrow of the project you wish to share. You can then click “Share,” which will bring up the sharing options explained previously.
Now that you’ve briefed yourself on project sharing, give it a try! If you have any questions or would like any clarification, give us a call and we’ll work with you to find your ideal sharing solution.
Stay tuned for more exciting features next #TipTuesday!