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Changing the basemap

A basemap is used for locational reference and provides a framework on which users overlay or mash up their operational layers, perform tasks, and visualize geographic information. The basemap serves as a foundation for all subsequent operations and mapping. Basemaps provide the context and a framework for working with information geographically.

The ArcGIS Event Editor provides the functionality to add and change basemap layers.

  1. Open ArcGIS Event Editor and, if prompted, sign in to Portal for ArcGIS or ArcGIS Online.
  2. Click the Map tab.
  3. In the Contents group, click the Basemap button Change Basemap.

    The basemap selector appears.

    Basemap Selector

  4. Select any one of the nine basemap layers to add to your map.

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