Link multiple map views


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 edit the ArcGIS for SharePoint web parts to link map views.
  • ArcGIS account type—Standard users can navigate the SharePoint map and select the active view; you do not need to sign in.

You can link multiple map views on a Microsoft SharePoint page to view and compare spatially related content side by side.

See Navigate a map to learn more about navigating a map.

You can synchronize linked map views to use them simultaneously to illustrate a scenario. For example, you can link a map of annual precipitation in the United States with a map of United States flood hazard areas and compare the two maps at the same extent as shown in the following images:

Linked map views

When you enable map view linking, all maps on the SharePoint page will automatically link to the active map view.

The active view controls all views linked to it. The extents of the linked map views automatically update to match the active map view. When you click another map while linking is turned on, the map you click automatically becomes the new active map view that controls the views of the other linked maps that are synchronized with it.

To link multiple map views, complete the following steps:

  1. Ensure that the SharePoint page is in edit mode.
  2. On a ArcGIS for SharePoint web part, click Edit web part Edit web part.

    The ArcGIS pane appears, displaying configuration options for the web part.

  3. Under Map Controls, turn on the Synchronize map view toggle button.

    Synchronize map view toggle button in the Map Controls section of the ArcGIS pane

    The map view is linked.

  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each map that you want to synchronize.
  5. To disconnect the link, click the Synchronize map view toggle button again.