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In an ArcGIS Online web map, heat map styles appear under all other layers regardless of the layer order in the map contents.

Last Published: April 20, 2015 ArcGIS Online
Bug ID Number BUG-000086954
SubmittedApril 15, 2015
Last ModifiedFebruary 24, 2021
Applies toArcGIS Online
Version found3.7
Operating SystemWindows
Operating System Version7
StatusKnown Limit


By design, feature layers are always displayed on top of heat maps and tile set layers. It is not possible to move a heat map above other feature layers in the ArcGIS Online map viewer.

In some instances, it is desirable to display a heat map on top of other feature layers in a map viewer. An alternative is to create a tile package for the feature layers in ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro, and publish the created tile layer to ArcGIS Online. Refer to Using tile packages for publishing hosted tile layers.

Once published, open the tile layer and the heat map in a map viewer. The heat map is displayed on top of the tile layer as shown in the following image:

An example of a heat map on top of a tile layer in an ArcGIS Online map viewer.

Additional Information

This is by design.

Steps to Reproduce

Bug ID: BUG-000086954


  • ArcGIS Online

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