Media Map

Use the Media Map template to maximize the potential of a map with map navigation tools, time animation, and swipe. Display and animate time-enabled data to highlight changes over time. This app is designed to fit into small spaces on a web page or as a stand-alone app. Set the option to disable scrolling in the map and configure pop-ups to appear when hovering to optimize the app for embedding. You can also enable the print tool to allow users to save the map to a file for export. (To learn more, see the blog article about using Media Map.)

Examples

Choose this template to create an app for use cases such as the following examples:

  • Support a map with descriptive text by including an information panel with a title and description, or a splash screen to help orient your audience and communicate your intended message.
  • Provide an app with common map tools, including a legend, layer list, basemap toggle, overview map, swipe, and time slider.
  • Allow app users to choose between two basemaps to explore different perspectives.

Data requirements

The Media Map app has no specific data requirements.

App capabilities

The following list includes some key settings and capabilities that you can configure for this app:

  • Hover pop-ups—Provides users quick access to attribute information that appears when hovering over a feature in the map.
  • Locator map—Shows an inset map with the app's map area in the context of a broader area.
  • Magnifier—Magnifies a portion of the map.
  • Elevation profile—Generates an elevation profile graph across an input line feature that can be selected in the map or from drawing a single-segment or multisegment line using the tool.
  • Bookmarks—Zooms and pans the map to a collection of preset extents that are saved in the map.
  • Measurement tools—Provides tools to measure distance and area in the map.
  • Disable scroll—Prevents the map from zooming when app users scroll.
  • Navigation boundary—Keeps the area in the map in focus by using a navigation boundary or disabling the ability to scroll.
  • Basemap toggle—Changes the look of the map by switching to a different basemap.
  • Swipe tool—Compares two layers in the map by viewing them simultaneously.
  • Layer effect—Filters the layer to achieve different visual effects.
  • Print and Screenshot—Generates an image from the app that can be printed or saved as a screen shot.
  • URL parameter—Displays the app in a predefined way based on a custom URL parameter that users can append to the app URL. For example, if the map contains a feature layer with parcel information, you can specify a custom parameter name (such as parcel) and associate it with a layer and field. Users can find specific parcels by appending the parameter to the app URL as a custom search like this: index.html?parcel=3045.
  • Time—Provides a configurable time slider that animates changes in data over time.

All Instant Apps templates include settings for a Home button and zoom controls, a legend, and the ability to search the map or data.