Configure Map Services

Edit a Map Service

Editing a map service allows you to configure the map service settings.

To edit a map service:

  1. In Manager, edit the site that you want to configure.

  2. Click Map in the side panel.

  3. Click the Map Services tab.

  4. Click the Edit Map Service tool beside the map service that you want to edit.

    Some types of map service have both a map service component and layer components. Make sure you are editing the map service, not a layer. When you position the pointer over the Edit tool, the tool tip should say Edit Map Service.

    The map service opens for editing.

You can navigate between map services configured to your map with the Previous Map Service and Next Map Service icons. These icons appear next to the map service's name when you are editing the map service.

Icons to edit the previous or next map service

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Map Service Settings

Edit a Map Service's Connection Settings

If a map service's URL or security settings change, Essentials cannot access the service any more. You must edit the service and update the connection settings so Essentials can access the service.

To edit a map service's connection settings:

  1. In Manager, edit the map service that you want to configure, and then click the Details tab.

  2. Scroll down and click the Edit Connection Settings button.

  3. Update the connection settings.

    The specific settings that appear depend on the type of service.

  4. Click OK.

  5. Click Apply Details.

Map Service Settings

Map service settings are organized into tabs. The specific tabs that are available for a map service depend on the type of service.

To configure map service settings, edit the map service and click the desired tab. To find out about the settings on a particular tab, click the tab's link in the list below.

The map service tabs are:

Details Tab for Map Services

The specific settings that appear depend on the type of service.

The settings that can appear on the Details tab are:

Display Settings Tab for Map Services

The specific settings that appear depend on the type of service.

Field Formatting

You can also configure Field Formatting at the layer level and the field level. For information, see Field Formatting.

These settings do not work for GeoRSS layers—GeoRSS layers do not provide any information about the type of data that their fields contain, so viewers cannot format the data.

Functional Tab for Map Services

The specific settings that appear depend on the type of service.

Queries

Editing

In order to be editable, a feature layer must have editing enabled in ArcGIS Server.

Configure a Map Service's Default Visibility

A map service's visibility setting controls whether the map service is initially turned on when the end user launches a viewer. A map service must be turned on for the user to be able to see the map service's layers on the map. The layers only show on the map if they are visible at the initial extent's zoom level—the user may have to zoom the map in or out to see a layer's features.

If the map service has layer components, you can also set the default visibility of layers.

If you include a map service in the Layer List, the end user can change the visibility of the map service or its folder. See Configure the Layer List for instructions.

To configure a map service's default visibility:

  1. In Manager, edit the site that you want to configure, click Map in the side panel, and then click the Map Services tab.

    You cannot change the default visibility of dynamic map services on the Map Services tab. Instead, click the Layer List tab and set the default visibility for the map service's folder.

  2. Configure the visibility:

    Set the default visibility for the World Transportation map service

  3. Click Apply Changes.

Exclude Layers from a Dynamic Map Service

In Geocortex Essentials, you can exclude individual map layers that belong to dynamic map services, specifically, ArcGIS Server dynamic map services and WMS services. If you exclude a layer, it cannot be accessed by viewers. You can re-include a layer that was previously excluded. By default, all layers are included.

To exclude layers from a dynamic map service:

  1. In Manager, edit the map service that you want to configure.

  2. Click the Add/Remove Layers tab.

  3. To exclude one or more layers, select the layers in the Included Layers column, and then click the » button.

    To re-include layers that have been excluded, select the layers in the Excluded Layers column, and then click the « button.

    To select multiple layers, hold the Ctrl key down while selecting layers.

    You cannot include or exclude individual sub-layers within a group layer. You must include or exclude the entire group layer.

  4. Click Submit Layer Changes.

Update a Map Service's URL

If the URL to a map service changes after you have added the service to the map, you must update the URL in Manager. For example, if the KML that defines a KML layer is moved to a new location, you must update the URL. Another reason to update the URL is to change the protocol (HTTP, HTTPS) that you use.

To update the URL for a KML layer:

  1. In Manager, edit the KML layer that you want to configure.

  2. On the Details tab, scroll down and click the Edit Connection Settings button.

  3. Update the URL.

  4. Click OK.

  5. Click Apply Details.

Remove a Map Service from a Site

Removing a map service does not remove the map service's folder from the Layer List. This ensures that any other items in the folder are not affected when you remove the service. If there were no other items in the folder, the folder will be empty after you remove the map service. Empty folders do not show in viewers.

To remove a map service from a site:

  1. In Manager, edit the site that you want to configure, click Map in the side panel, and then click the Map Services tab.

  2. Click the Remove tool beside the map service that you want to remove.

    You are prompted to confirm.

  3. Click OK.

    The map service is removed from the Map Services tab.

  4. If removing the map service left an empty folder in the Layer List, and you want to remove the folder:

    Viewers do not display empty folders in the list of map layers.

    1. Click the Layer List tab.

    2. Click the Remove tool beside the empty folder.

      You are prompted to confirm.

    3. Click OK.

      The folder is removed from the Layer List.

  5. Click Apply Changes.

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