Frequently asked question

Is there an option to group sublayers in ArcGIS Online Map Viewer?

Last Published: March 2, 2022

Answer

There is currently no option to group sublayers in ArcGIS Online Map Viewer and Map Viewer Classic. Feature layers are grouped with sublayers by default in Map Viewer and the option to group layers is only available in ArcGIS Online Map Viewer.

The Layers pane  with the ungrouped sublayers in a web map in ArcGIS Online.

Alternatively, sublayers in ArcGIS Online can be grouped by editing and saving the web map in ArcGIS Pro, which is described in the following steps.

Note:
This workaround is only supported in ArcGIS Online Map Viewer.
  1. In ArcGIS Pro, open the web map.
  2. In the Contents pane, hold Ctrl and click each desired sublayer.
  3. Right-click the selected sublayers to open the drop-down menu and select Group.
The Contents pane with the sublayers and the drop-down menu in ArcGIS Pro.
  1. Save the web map.

The image below demonstrates a web map with grouped sublayers in ArcGIS Online Map Viewer after the web map is edited and saved in ArcGIS Pro.

The grouped sublayers of the web map in ArcGIS Online Map Viewer.

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Software:
  • ArcGIS Online
  • ArcGIS Pro 2 8 x
  • ArcGIS Pro 2 7 x
  • ArcGIS Pro 2 x

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