ArcGIS JavaScript sample that let's you add a shapefile to your web map.
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This ArcGIS JavaScript sample let's you navigate to a local .zip file add a shapefile to your web map. It uses the Portal API REST Generate method to create features that can be loaded into a web map application. Learn more here.

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  • ArcGIS Javascript and Portal API
  • Uses REST Generate operation to create a feature collection from the zipped shapefile
  • Applies symbols
  • Adds features to map


  1. Download and unzip the .zip file or clone the repo.
  2. Web-enable the directory or copy/paste the source to your own .html file.
  3. Access the .html page.

New to Github? Get started here.


  • Notepad or HTML editor
  • A little background with Javascript
  • Experience with the ArcGIS Javascript API would help.



Find a bug or want to request a new feature? Please let us know by submitting an issue.


Anyone and everyone is welcome to contribute.


Copyright 2012 Esri

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

A copy of the license is available in the repository's license.txt file.