I am trying to load .shp file to arcgis.com online. I put it to zip file and has .dbf .prj .qpj .shp .shx files in zip. It can be opened in QGIS, CartoDB, but when I trying to import arcgis online.

(My Content -> Add Item -> From My Computer), it gives

Unable to load


status: 413

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Do you have any idea to solve this problem?


2 Answers 2


If you have a look at the HTTP status codes, you can find that a HTTP 413 means "Request Entity Too Large" - The request is larger than the server is willing or able to process.

Probably you can export partial content in QGIS to a separate .shp file and try uploading again, to ensure, it has nothing to do with your data.

EDIT: This post claims, there is a limit of 1000 features per file to be uploaded to arcgis online.


I was facing that exact problem even saving maps online. Here is what worked for me.

  1. Log into the server (hosting server) with administrator privileges
  2. Open the cmd (command window) and type %windir%\System32
  3. Then look for the folder named intesrv and open it
  4. Right click inside this folder and choose Open windows command here
  5. Execute the following command, swapping for a desired value in bytes: appcmd.exe set config -section:system.WebServer/serverRuntime /uploadReadAheadSize: ""
  6. Then restart the IIS using the following command. Rebooting the Server is not required. iisreset

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