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Configure map

As an administrator of your organization, you can choose which basemaps, configurable apps, and analysis layers your organization uses to create maps, scenes, and apps, and to perform analysis. You can also set the default basemap, extent, and units, and include a Bing Maps key if your organization wants to use Bing Maps. This is a privilege reserved for the administrator role.

  1. Verify that you are signed in as an administrator of your organization.
  2. At the top of the site, click Organization and click the Settings tab.
  3. Click Map on the left side of the page.
  4. Configure any of the following map settings:
  5. Click Save to save the changes you've made.
Tip:

Group owners can add public items to their groups. This means that as a group owner, you could include some basemaps and templates shared to ArcGIS Online by Esri in your Basemap Gallery and Web App templates. For example, you could include the World Topographic Map as a basemap and some of the Story Map templates.

Basemap gallery

Choose one of the following options to specify which maps you want Map Viewer, Scene Viewer, and apps in your organization to use as basemaps:

Note:

The Scene Viewer basemap gallery only displays basemaps that are supported in Scene Viewer.

  • Esri default vector basemaps—Choose Esri Default from the drop-down menu and check the Use Esri vector basemaps in supported ArcGIS apps box. If you choose this option, Esri vector basemaps will be used in Map Viewer, Scene Viewer, and ArcGIS apps that support vector basemaps.
  • Esri default raster basemaps—Choose Default from the drop-down menu and clear the Use Esri vector basemaps in supported ArcGIS apps box.
  • Basemaps from a custom basemap gallery group—To use only the basemaps in a basemap gallery group that you created, choose the group from the drop-down menu and clear the Share the Esri default basemaps to this group when you click Save box. To change how the basemaps are sorted in the gallery, select a field in the Sort by drop-down menu. To change how the basemaps are ordered, check or clear the Ascending box. If you change the sort field or order here, the items on the group page, as well as on embedded galleries or gallery apps, are also changed.
  • Basemaps from a custom basemap gallery in addition to Esri default raster or vector basemaps—If you choose a predefined basemap gallery group, you can check the Share the Esri default basemaps to this group when you click Save box and choose to either include Raster Basemaps or Vector Basemaps. You can also sort and reorder the group when you include the Esri basemaps in your group. If you change the sort field or order here, the items on the group page, embedded galleries, and gallery apps also change.

    To add more Esri default basemaps (for example, after a site update), check the box again and save your settings. To remove Esri default basemaps, open your basemap gallery group and remove the items you no longer want.

Click Save to apply your Basemap Gallery settings.

Default basemap and extent

If you chose a custom basemap group for the Basemap Gallery setting, choose a basemap from that group that you want opened when users create a new map with Map Viewer or a new scene with Scene Viewer. If you chose Esri Default as the basemap gallery, the default Esri basemap will be displayed for new maps and scenes.

Note:

Scene Viewer only uses the specified default basemap if it is supported.

The default basemap opens at the default extent you set. To set the default extent to the extent of your currently selected default basemap, click Use Map Extent as Default. To set a different extent, click Choose Extent in the Default Extent section, and enter numerical values or draw the extent. A locator is included to help you find a specific place or address.

Bing Maps

If your organization wants to use Bing Maps in maps, enter the Bing Maps key that Microsoft provided you.

If you enable this option, members of your organization see Bing as an option for adding layers from the web.

Check the box to allow your Bing key to be used in maps shared publicly by organization members (your Bing key will be exposed to the public). This option only appears if your organization allows anonymous access to your site (in the Security section). If you disable anonymous access, the public will no longer be able to see your maps with Bing Maps. To reenable public access of your maps with Bing Maps, you need to recheck anonymous access and recheck the option to allow your Bing key to be used in maps shared publicly.

If you have questions about using Bing Maps with ArcGIS Online, contact your account manager or local Esri office.

Configurable apps

Choose a group that contains the apps you want to use in the configurable apps gallery.

Check to add the current Esri default configurable apps for your language to your group. To add additional Esri default configurable apps (for example, after a site update), check the box again and save your settings. You can also add other Esri public configurable apps not included in the default set (for example, retired apps) by sharing items to your group. To remove configurable apps you added to your group, open the group and remove the items you no longer want.

To change how the apps are sorted in the gallery, select a field in the drop-down menu next to Sorted by. To change how the apps are ordered, check or uncheck the box next to Ascending. If you change the sort field or order here, the items on the group page, as well as in apps, are also changed.

Note:

Each app template should include a downloadable ZIP file containing the source code of the app and a preview version that can be displayed in a web browser. Add your preview version as a Web Mapping Application item and attach your source code to the item.

Web styles

Choose a group that contains styles for use in Scene Viewer. ArcGIS Pro users who create 3D web style items can share them with this group. Users can access these styles when they style points in the Scene Viewer symbol gallery.

Units

Choose US Standard or Metric as the default units for the map scale bar, measure tool, directions, and analysis. US Standard sets the units to miles, feet, and inches; Metric sets the units to kilometers, meters, and centimeters. Members can set the units they see through their profile page.

Analysis layers

Choose a group with the layers you want used in the Analysis layers gallery. Layers added to this group need to include a tag that indicates its geometry type—point, line, or polygon. The analysis tools use this tag to determine the appropriate layer type. Currently, only feature items that contain a single layer are supported in the analysis gallery. Any other item types in the group, including feature layers with multiple layers, will not be displayed in the gallery.

To change how the layers are sorted in the gallery, select a field in the drop-down menu next to Sorted by. To change how the layers are ordered, check or uncheck the box next to Ascending. If you change the sort field or order here, the items on the group page, as well as in the gallery, are also changed.