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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. Click Organization at the top of the site and click Edit Settings.
  3. Click Map on the left side of the page.
  4. Configure any of the following map settings:
    • For Basemap Gallery, do one of the following 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 will only display basemaps that are supported in Scene Viewer.

      • To use Esri default basemaps, select Esri Default from the drop-down menu. Optionally check the box to use Esri vector basemaps in Map Viewer, Scene Viewer, and ArcGIS apps that support vector basemaps. If you leave this box unchecked, raster basemaps will be used.
      • To use basemaps from a custom basemap gallery group, select the group from the drop-down menu. Optionally check the box to add the current Esri default basemaps for your language to your basemap gallery group. If you check this box, select Raster Basemaps to add Esri raster basemaps to the group, or Vector Basemaps to add Esri vector basemaps to the group. To change how the basemaps are sorted in the gallery, select a field in the drop-down menu next to Sorted by. To change how the basemaps 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 on embedded galleries or gallery apps, are also changed. Click Save to apply your settings. To add additional Esri default basemaps (for example, after a site update), check the box and save your settings again. To remove Esri default basemaps, open your basemap gallery group and remove the items you no longer want.
    • For Default Basemap, choose the basemap you want opened when users create a new map with Map Viewer or a new scene with Scene Viewer. You see the maps in the group you selected for the Basemap Gallery.
      Note:

      Scene Viewer will only show 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 and enter numerical values or draw the extent. A geocoder is included to help you find a specific place or address.

    • For 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.

    • For 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.

    • For 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.
    • For 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.

  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.