Layers are the mechanism used to display geographic datasets in your maps; layers provide the needed detail above and beyond the typical base map. Each layer references a dataset and specifies how that dataset is portrayed using symbols and text labels. Examples of layers: all campgrounds with outlines of individual campgrounds, locations of all known wild fires, park facilities (washrooms, water fountains, benches, etc). When you add a layer to a map, you specify its dataset and set its map symbols and labeling properties.

To setup the ESRI Map Layer setting:

  1. Navigate to Connect 365 -> ESRI Maps Layers. The ESRI Map Layers form displays.
  2. Click New. The New ESRI Map Layer form displays.
  3. Complete the fields.

Name

Description

Name

Determines the name of the custom entity.

Title

Determines the title of the layer. The title is used to identify each layer in places such as the Legend and Layer List Widget.

Layer Type

Determines the Layer Type by defining the layer shown on the map. The layer type options are:

· Feature Layer – Allows client-side processing, popup templates, renderers with 2D and 3D symbols, and querying. . Its limitations include a limited number of features for display; the possibility of large downloads depending on number of features.

· Graphics Layer – Allows the storing of points, polylines and polygons in a single layer. No geometry schema. . Its limitations include no renderer nor popup templates; visualization and popup templates are handled on a graphic-by-graphic basis.

· CSV Layer - Allows client-side processing, popup templates, and renderers with 2D and 3D symbols. Its limitations include the possibility of large downloads depending on the number of features

· Tile Layer – Allows better performance if using large datasets and has querying features. Its limitations include no editing, client-side rendering, or popup templates; some schema limitations in 3D views.

· Vector Tile Layer – Allows features to be styled client-side and used as a tiled basemap. Its limitations include no editing, client-side rendering, or popup templates.

Data Source

Determines the data source for current layer and is dependent on the value selected within the Layer Type field.

Opacity

Determines if the layer is visible to the citizen or not. This value can range between 1 and 0, where 0 is 100 percent transparent and 1 is completely opaque.

Sort Order

Determines the order in which the layer will be drawn on a particular map. The possible sort order values are between 0 to 10,000

Visible

Determines if the layer is visible or not. Yes = Visible and No = Not Visible.

Set this value to No if you don't want the system to load the layer on the map. If you set the opacity setting, the system will still load the layer.

Entity Field Mapping

Identifies the Form Field Mapping based on the information on the Field Mapping details configuration

Enable Feature Selection
Displays only when Arc GIS Server is selected from the Data Source field.

Determines if the feature selection is enabled or not. Yes = Visible and No = Not Visible

Enable Layer Search
Displays only when Arc GIS Server is selected from the Data Source field.

Determines if the layer search feature is enabled or not. Yes = Visible and No = Not Visible

Enable As Boundary Validation
Displays only when Arc GIS Server is selected from the Data Source field.

Determines if the boundary validation is enabled or not. Yes = Visible and No = Not Visible

Data Source

 

CSV URL
Is unlocked only when CSV File is selected from the Data Source field.

Determines the data sources for the layer.

Unlocked only when CSV File is selected from the Data Source field.

Portal Item
 

Determines the data sources for the layer.

Unlocked only when Portal Item is selected from the Data Source field

Service URL
 

Determines the data sources for the layer.

Unlocked only when ArcGIS Server is selected from the Data Source field

Maps

 

Maps Sub-grid

Determines the maps to which the layer is associated.

The layer record must be saved before the association can be completed.