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Items in ArcGIS Enterprise

Items are the contents made available through an ArcGIS Enterprise organization. Items include content such as files, layers (services), maps, scenes, apps, tools, and templates.

Some items are added as a result of the process of creating the content. For example, when you run an analysis tool, it may create a layer item that contains the analysis results. Similarly, when you create a dashboard or template in other apps, or when you create and save a map or scene, those are saved as items in the organization.

In other cases, the content exists elsewhere—such as a file stored on your hard drive, a service available over the internet or your intranet, or an app or file available through a URL. You can add this content to make it available as an item in your organization if you have privileges to create content.

When an item is added, the date that the item was created is recorded and displayed at the top of the Overview tab of the item's details page.

The items you add are accessible only to you until you share them with others.