LayerAddition Module

The LayerAddition Module allows end users to search for layers and map services that have been configured as service connections within Geocortex Essentials Manager.The ability of users to search service connections must be enabled in Manager. For instructions, see Allow End Users to Search a Service Connection.

To allow users to add layers and services from configured service connections, you can configure the Add Layers tool to the viewer toolbar. For more information about configuring toolbar items, see Toolbar.

Add Layers tool

Alternatively, you can activate the Add Layers user interface with the AddMapLayerInteractive command.

Add Layers User Interface

When the Add Layers function is activated, the Add Layers user interface appears in the viewer's main panel. Adding layers and map services is a three step process.

To add a layer or map service to the layer list:

  1. Click the Add Layers tool in the toolbar to activate the Add Layers user interface.

  2. Enter a search term or the URL of a known map service and press the Search button.

    Search for Layers dialog box

  3. Select a configured service connection.

    The number of relevant search results for each connection is displayed in parentheses next to the service connection's name. For example, "ArcGIS Online (20)". If a service connection returned no results for the search term, the service connection does not appear in this list.

    Search Connections dialog box

  4. Select a result from the list of available map services.

    The number of available layers is displayed next to the service's name. For example, "Wells (Feature Service) (6)".

    Available Map Services dialog box

    The Add Layers user interface closes.

    The user-added layer appears at the top of the layer list, unless you have specified that user-added layers should appear within a configured folder. For more information, see The Layer List.

If you use Add Layers to add a WFS layer in the viewer, query and search operations are not supported for that layer. Selecting the enable checkboxes for query and search in the layer properties panel has no effect.

User-Added Layer Actions

You can configure the Action Menu associated with layers and user-added layers in Manager or in the viewer configuration files. With the viewer's default configuration, the Action Menu for user-added layers includes the Edit Layer Properties action, the Remove Layer action, and all of your other configured layer actions. Only dynamically added layers can access the Edit Layer Properties and Remove Layer actions. For more information about menu configuration, see Context Menus and Menu Module.

When the user selects the Action Menu button next to a user-added layer, they can select the Edit Layer Properties action if it is configured. This action allows users to change the way that the user-added-layer behaves in the viewer. The following configuration settings are available:

Group layers are not searchable or identifiable. As a result, group layers do not include the Identify enabled, Search enabled, or Query enabled checkboxes in the Edit Layer Properties dialog box.

User-Added Map Service Actions

You can configure the Action Menu associated with user-added map services in Manager or in the viewer configuration files. By default, the only configured menu item is the Remove Service action, which removes the user-added map services from the Layer List. Only dynamically added map services can access the Remove Service action. For more information about menu configuration, see Context Menus and Menu Module.

Configuration Properties

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No configuration properties

Views

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