Map Viewer web map compatibility

ArcGIS Online offers two map viewers for viewing, using, and creating maps. The new Map Viewer (formerly known as Map Viewer Beta) or Map Viewer Classic (formerly known as Map Viewer) can be configured as the primary map viewer for your organization and for individual members.

The compatibility guide and functionality matrix below outline common workflows and tools that are available in both map viewers. Use this topic to identify the expected behavior of specific functionality in Map Viewer and Map Viewer Classic.

Forward and backward compatibility

To create production-ready web maps with new features, you can open maps created in Map Viewer in Map Viewer Classic, and vice versa. This provides flexibility in how you author your maps. There are differences in functionality between the two map viewers, and it is recommended that you ensure that new functionality, such as dot density maps, can be viewed. Both Map Viewer Classic and Map Viewer provide notifications of these circumstances. In most cases, the unsupported content doesn't appear. It is recommended that you use the Save as option when saving web maps that are authored in both Map Viewer Classic and Map Viewer. To help you decide which map viewer to use, see the FAQ. For more specific information about what is supported in each map viewer, see the compatibility matrix in the next section.

Compatibility legend and matrix

Use the legend and matrix below for compatibility information about specific workflows and intended behaviors.

StatusDefinition

Full support

Full functionality—including saving, authoring, and modifying—is available.

Example: Adding and symbolizing feature layers in Map Viewer is supported.

No support

The capability is not supported in the specified map viewer. There is no authoring support, and you cannot view the capability saved in a web map.

Example: If a web map is authored in Map Viewer Classic with WFS layers, the WFS layers are not included in the map when it's opened in Map Viewer and an error appears.

Partial: view only

You cannot author web maps with the mentioned capability in Map Viewer. If a web map is created using Map Viewer Classic, you can view the capability.

Example: If a web map authored in Map Viewer Classic includes a layer configured with a refresh interval, you can open the map in Map Viewer. The refresh interval setting is honored but you can't modify it.

Partial: limited layer authoring

Layers of a specific type are partially supported. You can add layers to the map when they are authored in Map Viewer Classic and modify basic properties such as transparency, scale range, and ordering in Map Viewer. However, you cannot change the style of the layer, modify pop-ups, or configure other properties for these layer types.

Example: In Map Viewer, you can open a map created in Map Viewer Classic that contains a streaming feature layer. You can then modify the layer's transparency and other basic properties in Map Viewer, but other configuration options, such as pop-up configuration and styling, are only available in Map Viewer Classic.

CategoryFunctionalityMap Viewer ClassicMap Viewer

Common workflows

Printing

Full support

Full support

Stand-alone tables

Full support

Full support

Add layer from file

Full support

No support

Analysis

Full support

No support

Bookmarks

Full support

Full support

Map notes

Full support

No support. Map notes are being replaced by sketch layers in Map Viewer.

Add layer from URL

Full support

Partial support: some layer types

Layer authoring support for all layer types*

Full support

Partial: details below*

Share from map

Full support

Full support

Editing

Full support

Full support

Measure

Full support

Full support

*Layer types (currently supported by Map Viewer Classic)

Feature layers (hosted feature layers, hosted feature layer views, and ArcGIS Server services)

Full support

Full support

Map image layers

Full support

Partial: limited layer authoring

OGC WMTS, WMS

Full support

Partial: limited layer authoring

Imagery layers

Full support

Partial: limited layer authoring

Tile layers

Full support

Full support

Vector tile layers

Full support

Partial: limited layer authoring

OGC WFS

Full support

No support

Table layers

Full support

Full support

Feature collections

Full support

Partial: view only

Streaming feature layers

Full support

Partial: limited layer authoring

Mapping capabilities

Heat mapping

Full support

Full support

Smart mapping: dot density

No support

Full support

Pop-ups: related records

Full support

No support

Smart mapping: other

Full support

Full support

Point symbols

Full support

Full support (selected galleries)

Refresh interval

Full support

Partial: view only

Labels including Arcade

Full support

Full support

Configure charts in pop-ups

Full support

Full support

Switch between basemaps in different coordinate systems using the basemap gallery

Full support

Partial support

Time animation

Full support

Full support

Reorder layers (regardless of layer type)

No support

Full support

Filtering

Full support

Full support

Interactive filter/prompt for values

Full support

No support

Arcade authoring for pop-ups

Full support

Full support

Clustering

Full support

Full support

Arcade: Visualizations

Full support

Full support

Other

Create and modify feature templates

Full support

No support. Support will be added to item pages in a future update.

Localized in all supported languages

Full support

Full support

Organization and user defaults

Full support

Partial support

Browser: Microsoft Edge

Full support

Full support

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer version 11

Full support

No support (not on roadmap)

Mobile design

Full support

No support