ERROR

The layer was not created because no locations could be found. Make sure your data has valid location information

Last Published: April 26, 2022

Error Message

In ArcGIS Online Map Viewer, when adding a publicly shared CSV file in Google Drive using the Add Layer from Web option, the following error message is returned:

The layer was not created because no locations could be found. Make sure your data has valid location information.
Error message

Cause

This could be because of using a Share link that allows viewing and/or editing the document. The Direct download link should be created instead.

Solution or Workaround

If the Share link appears as follows:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/<ITEM_ID>/view?usp=sharing

Change it to a Direct download link:

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=<ITEM_ID>

In ArcGIS Online, open a map and navigate to Add > Add Layer from web > A CSV file, and paste the Direct download link; click Add Layer.

Article ID:000027410

Software:
  • ArcGIS Online

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