Navigate maps

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

  • Use the zoom tools by clicking the Zoom tools button Zoom tools on the map toolbar.
  • 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.

Tip:

If you want all of the maps on your page to display the same spatial extent when you zoom and pan, use the Sync extents button Sync extents. It's helpful to have all the maps on your page update to reflect the location and zoom level for your area of interest.

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.

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 Legend 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.

    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.