Configure map

Default administrators and those with the correct privileges 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.

  1. Verify that you are signed in as a default administrator or custom role with administrative privileges to manage the organization website.
  2. At the top of the site, click Organization and click the Settings tab.
  3. Click Map on the left side of the page.
  4. Configure any of the following map settings:
Tip:

Group owners can add public items to their groups. This means that as a group owner, you can include basemaps and app templates shared to ArcGIS Online by Esri in your customized basemap and configurable apps galleries. For example, you can include the World Transportation layer in the basemap gallery.

Primary map viewer

Members of your organization have access to two map viewers included with ArcGIS Online: the new Map Viewer (formerly known as Map Viewer Beta) and Map Viewer Classic (formerly known as Map Viewer). Select the primary map viewer for your organization to use when working with maps and layers. The map viewer you specify will open by default when members click the Map link at the top of the website or open maps and supported layers from content or item pages.

Note:
  • Some functionality is not yet supported in the new Map Viewer. See the compatibility guide for more information and select Map Viewer Classic as the Primary map viewer if your organization requires workflows that are currently available only in Map Viewer Classic.
  • Individual organization members can set a different primary map viewer from their user settings. Both Map Viewer and Map Viewer Classic are available from the app launcher regardless of the primary map viewer specified.

Basemap gallery

Choose one of the following options to specify the maps you want Map Viewer, Map Viewer Classic, Scene Viewer, and apps in your organization to use as basemaps:

Note:

The Scene Viewer basemap gallery only displays basemaps that are supported in Scene Viewer.

  • Esri default vector basemaps—Choose Esri Default from the menu and check the Use Esri vector basemaps in supported ArcGIS apps check box. If you choose this option, Esri vector basemaps will be used in Map Viewer, Map Viewer Classic, Scene Viewer, and ArcGIS apps.
    Note:

    The Use vector basemaps in supported ArcGIS apps check box is not displayed for organizations that are already using Esri vector basemaps.

  • Esri default raster basemaps—Choose Esri Default from the menu and clear the Use Esri vector basemaps in supported ArcGIS apps box.
    Note:

    Some raster basemaps are no longer updated. Update your basemap gallery to use Esri vector basemaps as soon as possible.

  • Basemaps from a custom basemap gallery group—To use only the basemaps in a basemap gallery group that you created, choose the group from the menu. To change how the basemaps are sorted in the gallery, select a field in the Sort order menu. To change how the basemaps are ordered, choose Ascending or Descending. If you change the sort field or order here, the items on the group page, as well as in embedded galleries or gallery apps, are also changed.
  • Basemaps from a custom basemap gallery in addition to Esri default basemaps—If you choose a predefined basemap gallery group, you can click Share basemaps to share the Esri default basemaps with the group. You can also sort and reorder the group when you include the Esri basemaps in your group. If you change the sort field or order here, the items on the group page, embedded galleries, and gallery apps also change.

    To add more Esri default basemaps (for example, after a site update), click Share basemaps again and the latest basemaps are shared with the group. To remove Esri default basemaps, open your basemap gallery group and remove the items you no longer want.

Map defaults

If you chose a custom basemap group for the Basemap gallery setting, choose a basemap from that group that you want opened when users create a map with Map Viewer or Map Viewer Classic, or a scene with Scene Viewer. If you chose Esri Default as the basemap gallery, the default Esri basemap will be displayed for new maps and scenes.

Note:

Scene Viewer only uses 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 in the Default extent section. Choose from the following options:

  • To create an extent based on the default extent specified for the organization, click Organization's extent.
  • To create an extent based on the region specified for the organization, click Organization's region.
  • To navigate to a place or address, under Use location search, type keywords in the search box. Keywords can include addresses, street intersections, places, points of interest, and longitude and latitude coordinates. The extent centers on the place or address you specify.
  • To draw a shape representing the extent, click Draw Extent and drag a box on the map. Make changes to the extent as needed by dragging any of the vertices of the extent box or clicking inside the box and dragging it to a new location.
  • To create an extent by specifying coordinate values (in decimal degrees) for the extent boundaries, click Coordinates and type the coordinates in the Top, Bottom, Left, and Right boxes.

Once you have set the extent, click Save.

Under 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 settings page.

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 Maps as an option for adding layers from the web in Map Viewer Classic (formerly known as Map Viewer).

Check the box to allow your Bing Maps key to be used in maps shared publicly by organization members (your Bing Maps key is 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 can no longer see your maps with Bing Maps. To reenable public access to your maps with Bing Maps, check the option to allow anonymous access and check the option to allow your Bing Maps key to be used in maps that are shared publicly.

If you have questions about using Bing Maps with ArcGIS Online, contact your account manager or local Esri office.

Configurable apps

Choose a group that contains the app templates you want to show in the apps gallery when members choose Configurable Apps to create an app.

Choose Esri Default to use the current Esri default configurable apps for your language. Alternatively, you can choose a different group from the group list.

If you select a group other than the default, you can configure the following options:

  • Change how the apps are sorted in the gallery by selecting a Sort order field and choosing Ascending or Descending. If you change the sort field or order here, the items on the group page are also changed.
  • Include Esri default apps in the gallery with your group items by clicking Share the Esri default configurable apps with group. You can also add other Esri public configurable apps not included in the default set (for example, retired apps) by sharing items with your group. (To remove configurable apps, open the group and remove the items you no longer want to appear in the apps gallery.)
  • Add more Esri default apps (for example, after a site update) by clicking Share the Esri default configurable apps with group.

Note:

Each app template in your group must include a downloadable .zip file containing its source code 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.

Web styles

Web styles are collections of symbols created in ArcGIS Pro and stored as items. Apps such as Map Viewer (formerly known as Map Viewer Beta) and Scene Viewer can use web styles to symbolize point features with 2D or 3D symbols.

To include 2D web styles in Map Viewer symbol galleries, specify a group for 2D web style group. Any 2D web style items shared with this group and with the public are added to the symbol galleries.

To include 3D web styles in 3D symbol galleries, such as in Scene Viewer, specify a group for 3D web style group. Any 3D web style items shared with this group are added to the symbol galleries.

Analysis layers

Note:

This functionality is currently only supported in Map Viewer Classic (formerly known as Map Viewer). It will be available in a future release of the new Map Viewer (formerly known as Map Viewer Beta).

Choose a group with the layers you want used in the Analysis layers gallery. Layers added to this group must include a tag that indicates their 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 Sort order field. To change how the layers are ordered, choose either Ascending or Descending. If you change the sort field or order here, the items on the group page, as well as in the gallery, are also changed.