Change the layer order


You need the following account and license types to use this workflow:

  • Microsoft license—You need a Microsoft 365 license, role Contributor or higher, to use this workflow.
  • ArcGIS account type—Standard users can perform the basic functions of this workflow; you do not need to sign in.

You can change the layer order in an ArcGIS for Microsoft 365 map. Each layer in a map appears in the Layers list as a separate entry.

The order in which ArcGIS for Microsoft 365 draws layers on the map depends on the order in which the layer was added and its type and content. The basemap is always positioned on the bottom and does not appear in the Layers list. Heat map layers and reference layers that contain polygons are placed above the basemap, and reference layers that contain points are placed above those. The topmost layer is typically a data layer created from your data.

See Layers to learn more about layers.

To change the layer order in a map, complete the following steps:

  1. From the map tools, click the Layers button Layers.

    The Layers list appears on the map. All layers are visible by default.

  2. Click and drag a layer to the desired position in the list.

    The map updates to show the layers in the designated order.