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How To: Add a disclaimer using a sketch layer in ArcGIS Online Map Viewer

Summary

A web map disclaimer highlights important information such as copyrights and functions as a reminder, thereby creating awareness among users. A disclaimer can be added to a web map in several ways. Refer to How To: Add a disclaimer to a web map for more information.

This article provides the workflow to add a disclaimer to a web map using a sketch layer in ArcGIS Online Map Viewer.

Procedure

In ArcGIS Online Map Viewer, there are two methods to add disclaimers to a web map using sketch layers.

Add the disclaimer using a text feature

This workflow is suitable for short, one-line disclaimers, as the map text area is limited. In Map Viewer, add the disclaimer text to the web map by adding it as a text feature.

  1. Log in to ArcGIS Online, and click Content > My Content.
  2. Browse to the web map or hosted feature layer, click More Options The More Options icon., and select Open in Map Viewer.
  3. In Map Viewer, add the disclaimer text to the web map as a text feature. Refer to ArcGIS Online: Add text for more information.
Note:
Use multiple text lines to organize long sentences.
The disclaimer text is added in the Content box in the Text pane as a text feature.

The image below shows the disclaimer displayed as a text feature in ArcGIS Online Map Viewer.

The disclaimer displayed as a text feature in the web map in ArcGIS Online Map Viewer.

Add the disclaimer using a stamp feature

This workflow is suitable for concise, multiple-line disclaimers, as the text can be inserted without adjusting its position to fit the data frame. The disclaimer is added to the web map as a pop-up that only displays after the stamp feature is clicked.

In Map Viewer, add a stamp feature to the web map and configure the pop-up of the stamp feature to add the disclaimer text.

  1. Log in to ArcGIS Online, and click Content > My Content.
  2. Browse to the web map or hosted feature layer, click More Options The More Options icon., and select Open in Map Viewer.
  3. In Map Viewer, add a stamp feature to the web map, configure the pop-up for it, and add the disclaimer text in the pop-up. Refer to ArcGIS Online: Add stamps for more information.
The disclaimer text is added as a pop-up under Text in the Stamp pane.

The image below shows the stamp pop-up disclaimer displayed in ArcGIS Online Map Viewer.

The disclaimer text displayed as the pop-up after clicked at the stamp feature in ArcGIS Online Map Viewer.

Related Information

Last Published: 11/22/2021

Article ID: 000026618

Software: ArcGIS Online 9.3, 9.2, 9.1