Navigate maps

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Map cards allow you to navigate the map by zooming in and out and panning the map to different extents. You can navigate a map using the zoom tools or mouse controls.

Zooming and panning

The following options are available for zooming in and out on maps:

  • Click the Zoom tools button Zoom tools on the map toolbar and click the Zoom in Zoom in or Zoom out Zoom out button.
  • Scroll in and out with your mouse.
  • Press Shift while dragging the pointer to zoom in on an area of interest.

To pan, use your mouse or the arrow keys on your keyboard. After panning and zooming on a map, click the Default extent button Default extent to return to the map's original extent.

Sync extents

The Sync extents button links the extent of all maps on the page so zooming and panning on one map will zoom and pan all maps. Sync extents is not available on maps with locked navigation.

Complete the following steps to sync map extents:

  1. Create two or more maps on the same page.
  2. On the map toolbar, click the Sync extents button Sync extents.
    Note:

    The map toolbar is available on an active map card. Click the map to activate the card, if necessary.

The remaining maps on the page zoom and pan to match the extent of the card where Sync extents was enabled.

When enabled, the map extents will remain synced on a shared page. Page viewers cannot enable or disable Sync extents on a shared page.

Change the default extent

The Default extent button Default extent returns your map to the full extent of the layers. Complete the following steps to customize the default extent:

  1. Zoom and pan your map to the desired extent.
  2. On the map toolbar, click the Zoom tools button Zoom tools.
    Note:

    The map toolbar is available on an active map card. Click the map to activate the card, if necessary.

    The map toolbar displays the zoom tools.

  3. Click the Set default extent button Set default extent.

The Default extent button zooms and pans your map to the extent you set. You can reset to the original default extent by clicking the Clear default extent button Clear default extent from the zoom tools.

The customized extent will persist on a shared page. Page viewers cannot change the default extent for the shared page.

Lock navigation

Map navigation can be locked to prevent zooming and panning, including automatic changes in extent caused by cross filters and predefined filters. Locking navigation disables Sync extents and all other zoom tools and removes the Default extent button Default extent from the map.

Complete the following steps to lock navigation for a map:

  1. Zoom and pan your map to the desired extent.
  2. On the map toolbar, click the Zoom tools button Zoom tools.
    Note:

    The map toolbar is available on an active map card. Click the map to activate the card, if necessary.

    The map toolbar displays the zoom tools.

  3. Click the Lock navigation button Lock navigation.

The extent of the map is locked and navigation is disabled. You can enable navigation by clicking the Unlock navigation button Unlock navigation from the zoom tools.

Locked navigation will persist on a shared page. Page viewers cannot enable or disable Lock navigation for the shared page.

Zoom to a layer

The Zoom to layer button is used to zoom your map to the extent of a specific layer. Complete the following steps to zoom to a layer:

  1. If necessary, click the Layer options button Legend on the map toolbar to display the layers on the map.
    Note:

    The map toolbar is available on an active map card. Click the map to activate the card, if necessary.

  2. If your map contains more than one layer, select a layer from the list.
    Select a layer from the list of layers on the map.

    An orange outline appears on the selected layer.

  3. On the map toolbar, click the Zoom tools button Zoom tools.
    Note:

    The map toolbar is available on an active map card. Click the map to activate the card, if necessary.

    The map toolbar displays the zoom tools.

  4. Click the Zoom to layer button Zoom to layer.

    The map zooms to the extent of the selected layer.

Note:

Some layers may be distributed so that features appear partially or completely hidden under the header. If a layer on your map is not completely visible, you can hide the card header or change the default extent of the map.