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Basic Viewer

The Basic Viewer provides a simple user interface that enables you to display an ArcGIS web map with a variety of configurable options (listed below). It also allows users to edit data if the web map contains an editable feature layer.

This app offers a clean, simple interface that accentuates the web map and includes a toolbar and floating panel. The floating panel displays a set of commonly used tools and can display pop-ups.


You can configure the app using any of the following options:

  • Map: Choose the web map to use in your app.
  • Color scheme: Choose a color scheme for the application.
  • Show title: Choose whether to include an application title.
  • Title: Specify the application title. The default title is the web map name.
  • Logo: You can include a custom logo for your application.
  • Overview map: Choose to include a retractable overview map to add context for panning and zooming.
  • Legend: Display a legend for the layers included in the web map.
  • Details: If your web map includes a description, you can display it within the application.
  • Editor: Include the Editor pop-up if you want application users to interactively create, modify, or delete features in the editable layers included in the web map.
  • Print: Enable printing the current extent of the map. You can configure the printed map to include a legend and specify different layout options.
  • Layer list: Allow app users to toggle the visibility of operational layers in the web map.
  • Basemaps: Give app users access to the basemap gallery so they can change the basemap.
  • Bookmarks: Enable the use of web map bookmarks for navigation.
  • Measure: Enable the measure tool so app users can make interactive area, length, and point measurements.
  • Search: Display the Search box to enable navigation to addresses and places.
  • Share: Allow users to share the app with others via social media, email, or by embedding HTML in a blog or website.
  • Customize: Use a custom CSS to customize the apps style and configure custom URL parameters to define how the app and web map appear when first loaded.


The web map must contain at least one editable feature layer if you want app users to edit features.

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