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More Maps

More Maps allows you to view basemaps, add boundaries, and load web maps from ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise. ArcGIS Online provides access to shared geographic content by Esri and GIS users.

Web Maps provide access to the web maps in ArcGIS Online. Using the Public Gallery, web maps are available for viewing and adding to your map. Once added, you can use the Select tool for selecting features on the map, combining features into one site and creating reports.

To access More Maps, basemaps, web maps and boundaries, click More Maps.

Basemaps

A basemap is the bottom layer in your map that provides a background, or visual context, for the data displayed on top of the map. There are several basemaps you can use and change at any time.

To view basemaps, click Basemaps and click the basemap you want to use. The selected basemap appears on the map.

Basemaps, Web Maps and Boundaries
Note:

The Optimal for Printing icon Optimal for Printing in the Streets basemap indicates that the resolution for this map is good when printed. Printing of this basemap is encouraged.

Satellite Image Vintage

Satellite Image Vintage provides the date at the center point of the map in the current view. This is only available for Imagery, Imagery with Labels and Hybrid basemaps.

Check the Show image geometry check box to view the geometry on the map.

Date at the center point of the map

Web Maps

Web Maps provide access to maps available from ArcGIS Online. You can access your groups and content from ArcGIS Online under My Groups and My Content.

  1. From the More Maps dialog box, click Web Maps.
    Basemaps, Web Maps and Boundaries
  2. Click Browse ArcGIS Online and the Browse ArcGIS Online Web Maps dialog box appears with the Public Gallery selected.
    Browse ArcGIS Online

    With the Maps button, you can view the available maps. With the Groups button, the maps are categorized in folders. The same maps are in Maps and Groups.

    Maps and Groups

    To find a web map, you can do the following

    • Use the Search for web maps and groups text box
      Browse ArcGIS Online
    • Sort
    • Scroll using Previous and Next
  3. Once you've found the web map you want to use, click Add this map. Hovering over the map also provides more information about the map.
    Add this map
    Note:

    If you are having trouble adding an ArcGIS.com web map, it may be missing the cross-domain policy file that allows Business Analyst to access the data. A cross-domain policy file is an XML document that grants a web client permission to handle data across one or more domains. If the cross domain policy file is missing, you can ask the server administrator to add the missing crossdomain.xml file which usually resides at the web server's root directory.

    This icon indicates the map can be converted to a site.

    This map contains layers that can be converted to sites.
    Note:

    Some services used to create web maps don't provide information about whether features can be selected. Some web maps don't have this icon while you can still select features and convert to a site.

    This icon indicates the map contains variables that you can use to create maps in Color-Coded Maps and Smart Map Search.

    This map contains variables that can be used with Color-Coded Maps and Smart Map Search

    For web maps that contain variables, the Variables Added dialog box appears indicating the variables that can be used to create color-coded maps or for use in performing a Smart Map Search.

    Note:

    For data from web maps to be available in Color-Coded Maps and Smart Map Search, the following criteria must be met:

    1. The data in the web maps must be in a feature service.
    2. The feature service must support the Query operation.
    3. There must be at least one numeric variable in the feature service.

Append or replace web maps

If you already have web map layers loaded on the map, you can append or replace them.

  • Append to the map allows you to view the newly loaded web map layer along with the current layer. This can be useful if you are viewing the same area and want to compare multiple web map layers on the map.
  • Replace the current layer allows you to replace the newly loaded web map layer with the current layer.

Append or replace the ArcGIS Online layer

Click OK.

Select a feature on the map

The Select tool in the tool palette allows you to select features on the map. A pop-up provides information and the ability to convert to a site, press Shift and drag the pointer to select a feature on the map.

My Groups

My Groups allow you to access groups in ArcGIS Online where you can exchange information with others on a similar project. For example, you might be in a city's housing authority department doing research for a grant and you want to share the research results with others in the department. You can invite members you want to share this information with and together collaborate to provide the best data for the grant application.

Learn how to participate in groups including joining, creating and owning groups.

Learn how to join an organization.

To access your My Groups folders, follow these steps:

  1. Click More Maps.
  2. The More Maps dialog box appears.
  3. Click Web Maps.
  4. Click Browse ArcGIS Online.
  5. Click My Groups.
  6. Once you're logged in, all web maps in the groups you belong to appear here.

My Content

My Content allows you to set up a personal folder in ArcGIS Online. The contents of the folder won't appear in any search results or be shared with any groups. This can be helpful for maps you are working on or maps of proprietary content.

Learn how to join an organization.

Once created, you can access the content from your My Content folder. To access your My Content folder, follow these steps:

  1. Click More Maps.
  2. The More Maps dialog box appears.
  3. Click Web Maps.
  4. Click Browse ArcGIS Online.
  5. Click My Content.
  6. Once you're logged in, all web maps in the groups you belong to appear here.