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Create maps, scenes, and apps

Create interactive maps, scenes, and apps you can share with others.

Create maps

A Portal for ArcGIS map is a basemap and a related set of layers that users can interact with to perform a meaningful task. These maps are available to a wide audience and include multiscale basemaps, operational layers targeted to a specific audience, and information pop-ups that allow users to drill into specific features they are interested in. They also support visualization, editing, analysis, and time. They are the basis of web apps and can be viewed on a wide variety of clients, including mobile devices, desktop applications, and web browsers. Learn more.

Create scenes

Create dynamic highly-realistic scenes in the scene viewer. Choose between a global or local scene to visualize 2D and 3D content that includes cartographic elements, such as, a multiscale basemap, 2D and 3D data layers, layer configurations, lighting, and camera views. Scenes allow you to creatively represent geographic information in an intuitive and interactive 3D environment for your audience.Learn more.

Create apps

Apps combine maps with text, multimedia, and interactive functions to inform, educate, entertain, and inspire people about a wide variety of topics. You create apps by building and refining maps and groups in your portal and incorporating them into templates. Esri templates, such as the story map templates, include builder functions that enable you to create, modify, edit, and publish apps without needing specialized development skills. Learn more.

Set map and layer properties

Setting properties can help highlight important information and improve the overall appearance of your map. For example, you can set the visibility range for layers in the map, apply filters for specific attributes and filter edits, configure time settings and feature search, and enable maps to be used offline.