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Explore content with Category Gallery

Category Gallery is a group-based configurable app that allows you to display all of the items from a group in a searchable and filterable grid or list. You can view items using a variety of criteria, including group or organization categories, type, date, status, and more. The app also provides a configurable 2D or 3D lightweight embedded map option, or the item details can be opened and the map or layer viewed using the Map Viewer or Scene Viewer.


Category Gallery components

Category Gallery includes a number of easy-to-configure components, including the following.

A – Editable title.

B – Content search.

C – Sort options.

D – Configurable filter tools, including by category, type, tags, status, and more.

E – Grid or list display for group contents.

F – Embedded 2D or 3D map that can be configured to display legends, a basemap gallery, your location, search, and more.


Category Gallery


Make a Category Gallery

Follow these steps to configure and share your own Category Gallery app.

Step 1 – If you’ve not done so already, create a group, and add the content you want to use to the group. As a best practice, ensure that your group and the items within it have a good thumbnail, summary, and description.

Step 2 – Review the group sharing, and available filters. Open the group Settings tab.


Group Settings

And review Who can view this group? For public access, ensure that the group and its contents are shared publicly. Use other settings for use within your organization, or for group members only.

Group sharing

Note that content within the group may have different access permissions. Review permissions for group content prior to configuring the app.

To review available filters, go to the group Content tab.

Content tab

Review the filtering options on the left. You can also set up group categories if desired. These filters will be how content in your group can be searched in the app.

Filter options

Step 3 – From the group Overview tab, click Share.


Step 4 – In the Share dialog, click Create a Web App.

Create Web Map

Step 5 – Choose the Category Gallery app.

Make a Web App gallery

Step 6 – Click Create Web App.

Create Web App

Step 7 – Enter a title and tag(s), an optional Summary, then click Done.

App setup

This opens the configuration panels for the app.

Step 8 – Configure the app as desired.

Category Gallery configuration panel

Click the General, Theme, and Options tabs to make changes. Click Save to apply your changes; they will be seen in the preview in the configuration panel. When finished, click Close.



Category Gallery is a group-based configurable app that allows you to display all of the items from a group in a searchable and filterable grid or list. It’s ideal for providing an easy-to-browse gallery of content, that users can filter in a variety of ways, including organization or group categories. The app also includes an embedded configurable map viewer, plus access to the item details.


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