A web map disclaimer relinquishes specific responsibility the map developer determines is to be beyond the scope of the map service. A disclaimer can be added to a web map in several ways: using a pop-up window or a splash screen that opens with the web map, using Map Notes, adding text in the web map details page, or embedding on a printed map.
The following is an example disclaimer that can be added to a web map:
Note: The data on the map is derived from the (insert source name). Esri is not liable for positioning inaccuracies, subsequent updates, errors, or omissions of data. However, suggestions for improvement or error notifications are welcome.
The following methods describe ways to add a disclaimer to a web map:Adding a disclaimer using the Splash widget
Add the disclaimer as a splash screen pop-up window using the Splash widget in Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS. The splash screen appears when opening the web app.
Note: Click the Options tab to set the behavior of the splash screen. To require splash screen display at application startup, choose the default Do not require confirmation to continue setting. To select whether to display the splash screen at each application startup or only for the first application startup, choose the Require confirmation to continue setting.
Add a disclaimer to a map in Map Viewer using the Map Notes function in the Edit tab. A map note does not have a fixed location, so it moves with the map. Additionally, the disclaimer is not visible on the printed map. Add a map note using either Map Notes – Text or Map Notes – Points.
With Map Notes - Text, the font size and style cannot be changed. Only symbology color can be edited. This method is suitable for short, one-line disclaimers, as the map text area is limited and cannot be adjusted to the size of the text.
With Map Notes - Points, the disclaimer only displays after the marker point is clicked. In other words, the disclaimer is only visible after a user interaction. This method is suitable for concise, multiple sentence disclaimers, as the text can be inserted without adjusting the text position to fit the data frame.
Using this method, the disclaimer appears in the web map item details page, but not in the web map nor on the printed map. This method is suitable to show the overall information related to the map, including the disclaimer, on a single map.