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Configure basemaps

Esri Maps for SharePoint comes with a list called Esri Maps Base Maps that is used to configure the Basemap gallery for the Silverlight-based Map Web Part. SharePoint users with read/write permissions on this list can add, remove, and edit the basemaps in the Basemap gallery by manipulating the items in this list.

The following table describes the columns in the list:



Identifier of the basemap list item.

Display Name

Determines the label that appears in the Basemap gallery.

Thumbnail Image

Uniform resource locator (URL) for the thumbnail image. The default thumbnails are 85x60 pixels. For the best results, use basemap thumbnails that are the same size.

Base Map Type

Type of basemap. Available types are ArcGIS Server, Bing Maps, and OpenStreetMap.

Map Service URL

URL for the map service endpoint.

Browsing to the Esri Maps Basemaps list

As with other Esri Maps for SharePoint configuration lists and libraries, you can browse to the Esri Maps Base Maps list using the Esri Maps for SharePoint Administration links on the Site Settings page as shown in the following steps:

  1. Browse to the Site Settings page of your site collection.
  2. Under the Esri Maps for SharePoint heading, click Legacy ArcGIS Mapping Settings and click the Basemaps link.
    Esri Maps for SharePoint Administration links

Editing a basemap item

  1. Open the item to edit by clicking the hyperlink in the Title field.
  2. On the View tab, click Edit Item.
  3. Make your changes and click Save.

Adding a basemap

  1. Click the Add new item hyperlink located at the end of the Esri Maps Base Maps list.
  2. Provide the information for the new basemap and click Save.
    New Item

    Once it has been saved, the new basemap is available in the Basemap gallery for you to use.

    New basemap available in Basemap gallery

Removing a basemap

  1. In the standard view of the list, choose the item to remove by checking the check box next to it.
  2. Click Delete Item on the Items tab of the ribbon.
  3. Click OK when prompted.

    The basemap is removed from the list and is no longer available in the Basemap gallery.