Web map design considerations

The following are best practices and tips to ensure that your web maps function well when using the extension:

  • Only services that have the Query operation enabled can be successfully added to Illustrator as editable vector artwork. If Query is disabled, the layer will be added as raster data.

    The Query operation is not required for Photoshop, as all features are added as rasters.

  • Ensure the MaxRecordCount value of the services is large enough for designers to cover their map extents at the detail required.
  • Adjust the web map extent to cover the full extent of the data. When browsing web maps in the Compilation window, only web maps that have an extent that intersects with the current mapboard are displayed.
  • Document the web map. In particular, include a thumbnail and summary.