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Change the basemap

A basemap provides a background, or visual context, for the data in a map. For example, a basemap showing streets can provide context for your address data. ArcGIS includes several different types of basemaps for you to use in ArcGIS Maps for SharePoint, including aerial imagery, terrain, streets, and topographic data. The default basemap displayed on the map is determined by your administrator. You can change the basemap at any time to one of the other maps provided.

  1. Edit your map-enabled SharePoint page and place the web part in edit mode.

    Although you can change the basemap in run mode, the change won't be saved with the map. To save changes, the web part must be in edit mode.

  2. Click the Basemap button Basemap button on the Map tools toolbar to display the basemap gallery.
  3. In the gallery, click the desired basemap to select it.

    The map automatically displays the new basemap.


    The basemap gallery is populated by the basemap settings of your ArcGIS organization.