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Can the Legend and Bookmarks panes display automatically when opening ArcGIS Online Map Viewer?

Last Published: May 10, 2024

Answer

Having both the Legend and Bookmarks panes displayed automatically by default eases navigation when viewing the Map Viewer. The panes provide important context and navigation aids, making it easier for users to understand the map's content and access predefined locations or views. However, the Legend and Bookmarks panes cannot be displayed simultaneously upon opening ArcGIS Online Map Viewer. This is by design, as both the Legend and Bookmarks panes are docked in the same position.

The Legend and Bookmarks panes docked in the same position.

This article provides an example and instructions using ArcGIS Instant Apps or ArcGIS Experience Builder with the existing web map to ensure the legend and bookmark windows or panels display automatically when opening the web app or web experience.

Using the Insets template in ArcGIS Instant Apps

  1. Sign in to ArcGIS Online, and create an Instant App with the Insets template. Refer to ArcGIS Instant Apps: Choose an app template for more information.
  2. On the right side of the page, toggle Express off to access all the configurable settings for the app in Instant Apps.
  3. Click Insets, and under Custom layout, click Import bookmarks. The bookmarks created in ArcGIS Online Map Viewer are automatically imported to the map.
  4. Click About > Location details.
  5. Toggle on Legend and Open legend when app loads.
The Legend and 'Open legend when app loads' options are toggled on.
  1. Click Theme & Layout > Position manager. Drag the Inset and Legend widgets to reposition them in the desired locations. In this example, Inset widgets are repositioned on the top left and the Legend widget is repositioned on the bottom right of the canvas.
The Inset widgets being placed on the top left of the canvas and the Legend widget is placed on the bottom right of the canvas.
  1. Click Publish to save the configuration.

The image below shows the legend and bookmark windows displayed simultaneously upon opening the web app.

The legend and bookmark windows display simultaneously upon opening the web app.

Using the Blank fullscreen template in ArcGIS Experience Builder

  1. Sign in to ArcGIS Online, and create a web experience from the existing web map with the Blank fullscreen template.
The 'Blank fullscreen' template selected in ArcGIS Experience Builder.
  1. In the Insert widget panel, drag and drop the Bookmark widget to the canvas.
  2. On the Bookmark panel, configure the required settings.
    1. In the Content tab, select the template and click Start.
    2. Under Select a Map widget, click the drop-down list to select the existing map.
    3. Under Bookmark drawing display, check Display bookmarks from web map to import the bookmarks created in ArcGIS Online Map Viewer. Edit other necessary configurations.
The configurations made in the Bookmark panel.
  1. In the Insert widget panel, drag and drop the Legend widget to the canvas.
  2. On the Legend panel, under Select a Map widget, click the drop-down list to select the existing map.
The existing map being selected as the source of the legend.
  1. Save and publish the web experience.

The image below shows the legend and bookmark windows displayed simultaneously upon opening the web experience.

The legend and bookmark windows display simultaneously upon opening the web experience.

Using the Quick navigation template in ArcGIS Experience Builder

  1. Sign in to ArcGIS Online, and create a web experience from the existing web map with the Quick navigation template.
The 'Quick navigation' template being selected.
Note:
Ensure the ‘Lock layout’ button in the header bar is toggled off.
The 'Lock layout' button in the header bar being toggled off.
  1. On the left side of the canvas, edit the text on top. In this example, the title is renamed as Legend.
  2. Click the default Views Navigation widget and delete the widget from the canvas.
The title being renamed as Legend and the Views Navigation widget is being deleted.
Note:
Delete View 2 and View 3 from the Section widget. To do so, click Page and navigate to the Outline section of the Page panel. Expand Section then delete View 2 and View 3.
The View 2 and View 3 being deleted from the Section widget.
  1. In the Insert widget panel, drag and drop the Legend widget to the canvas.
  2. On the Legend panel, under Select a Map widget, click the drop-down list to select the existing map. Edit the size of the widget to the desired display size.
The existing map being selected as the source for the legend.
  1. On the right side of the canvas, click the Bookmark widget.
  2. On the Bookmark panel, configure the required settings.
    1. In the Content tab, under the Select a Map widget section, delete the existing bookmarks.
    2. Under Bookmark drawing display, check Display bookmarks from web map to import the bookmarks created in ArcGIS Online Map Viewer. Edit other necessary configurations.
The default bookmarks being deleted and bookmarks from the web map are selected to be displayed on the canvas.
  1. Save and publish the web experience.

The image below shows the legend and bookmark panels displayed simultaneously upon opening the web experience.

The legend and bookmark panels displayed simultaneously upon opening the web experience.

Article ID:000032439

Software:
  • ArcGIS Experience Builder
  • ArcGIS Online

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