I know that to publish a shapefile to ArcGIS Online you must zip the shapefile and it must contain a maximum of 250 records.

I have a shapefile with 32,000 records.

How do I divide this into 250 records per shapefile?

Original Question (prior to Google translation and touch up above)

So che per pubblicare uno shape su arcgis online si deve zippare lo shape ed esso deve contenere 250 record massimo... Io ho uno shape con 32000 record...come faccio a suddividere tutti questi record a 250 per volta?

  • Welcome to GIS SE! Would you be able to edit your question to indicate whether you are comfortable with uploading and using a minimum of 120 shapefiles to/on ArcGIS Online? Also, can you let us know whether you already have any GIS software that you might be able to use to manipulate shapefiles?
    – PolyGeo
    Oct 7, 2014 at 7:08
  • importare singolo shapefile 32000 record su arcgis online?E' possibile?
    – Marco
    Oct 9, 2014 at 12:45

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I just researched any limitation on shapefile size for uploading to ArcGIS Online and found an FAQ: Is there a feature limit in ArcGIS Online? which does not confirm the limit of 250 that you describe.

That FAQ says:

By default, there is a limit of 1,000 features when uploading a file (shapefile or CSV file) to a web map on ArcGIS Online.


To upload a file beyond the feature limit set by ArcGIS Online, use feature services. Feature services are a more scalable way to publish features as it supports vector feature querying, visualization, and editing.

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