Selecting features on a map provides a way to identify, locate, and visually analyze a set or subset of data on the map. Once you have made a selection on the map, you can find features that are near your selection, view detailed information about the selected features in an attribute table, deselect certain features, or clear all selections.
- From the Map tools toolbar, choose Select.
- From the Choose a layer drop-down menu, select the layer containing the features you want to select.
- Do any of the following to make selections:
- For point features, only features that are completely within the selection area are included in the selection.
- To pan the map while making selections, use the Pan tool.
- Click the Rectangle selection tool and drag on the map to draw a rectangle to select the features you want.
- Click the Free-hand selection tool and drag on the map to draw a freehand shape to select the features you want.
- To select a single feature, click the feature on the map while either of the selection tools are enabled.
Continue to draw shapes or click individual features to select more features as needed.
If your map has point features that have been clustered, you will not be able to select the clustered features on the map. You can turn off clustering to select the individual point features. See Configure clustering.
- To clear all selections or remove part of your selection, do one of the following:
- Click the Remove from selection tool and drag on the map to draw a rectangle around the features you want to remove from the selection.
- Click the Clear selection tool to clear all selections in the layer.
- Specify whether to use the selected features to View selected records, Find Nearby, or Get Route.
- To find features in other layers in your map that are near your selection, click Find nearby and do the following:
- Click the What do you want to find drop-down arrow and select a layer.
- Click Ring to search within a specified distance around the selection, or click Drive time to search within a specified drive time of the selection.
- If you chose Ring, specify a radius in either miles or kilometers. If you chose Drive time, specify the maximum drive time from the selection in minutes or hours.
- Click Find.
If you chose Ring, ArcGIS Maps for SharePoint generates a new temporary layer containing the circles that define the search radius. The features encompassed within that radius are selected on the specified layer.
If you chose Drive time, ArcGIS Maps for SharePoint generates a new temporary layer containing the polygons that define the search area. The features encompassed within those polygons are selected on the specified layer.
The search area for each Find nearby action is generated as a temporary layer in the Contents pane, using the name of the original layer with a prefix indicating the name of the related action, for example, Find nearby buffer - LayerName. You can use these layers as reference for future select actions.
These layers are temporary and are not saved with the map.
- To view detailed attribute information about the features you selected, click View selected records on the Select pane.
Attribute information for the selected features appears in an attribute table.
- You can select additional features from this table to add to your selection. click the View drop-down arrow and select All. Check the boxes for the records corresponding to the additional features you want to add to the selection. The features are selected on the map.
You can use the attribute table to zoom to a specific feature in the map. See Zoom to a feature.
- Click Get route if your selected point features are destinations and you want to find the best driving route to reach them. See Find a driving route for more information.