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The Overview Map component displays the current extent of the map within the context of a larger area. It helps orient your user on the overall map, especially when they zoom in to a particular location.

The overview map is a separately configured web map, and you can determine its complexity and extent.

To create the area of your overview map:

1.In the Overview Map settings, navigate to Map Settings.

2.Click Select.

The Select Item window opens.

3.Locate and select the map you are currently using for your web map.

You can configure a separate web map that has unique symbology that is the area that you're interested in for your overview map covering.

4.Click Select.

5.Customize the symbol color in the Symbology Settings. This is the color of the symbol that indicates the user's location on the overview map.

The zoom scale determines whether the user's location is indicated by a point or a rectangle.

When your user zooms in on the web map, they can see where they are on the overview map.


Main Settings




Type a title to display for the component. This title is used both in Web and Designer.


To select an icon to represent the component, click Select Icon, click the desired icon, and click OK. To remove the icon, click Clear Icon.


Map Settings



Web Map

Click Select, select a web map to use and click Select. You can search for a web map by name or portal item ID. You can search web maps you own, web maps shared with you or public web maps.

For a list of supported web maps, see 2D Web Map Support.

All basemaps, reference layers, and base layers should ideally use exactly the same spatial reference as the web map.

If both a 2D web map and 3D web scene are configured in the Map component, the 2D web map must also use exactly the same spatial reference as the 3D web scene.


Symbology Settings




Specifies the symbol color that indicates the user's position on the overview map. 


Visibility Filters



Visible To

Determines which users and groups can access this component. If no users or groups are specified, all users can access this component by default.

The Hidden From setting overrides this setting.

Hidden From

Determines which users and groups are explicitly forbidden to access this component.

 This setting overrides the Visible To setting.






Select the slot to position the component within the Map component. In addition to the various positions on the map, such as Top Left and Bottom Center, you can position the component within the map context menu, which appears when the user right-clicks the map. You can also position the component within the Popup slot, which appears at the mouse cursor. 

This setting only appears when the component is within the Map component.

Margin (px)

The margin space around the component in pixels.

Initially Hidden

Specifies whether or not the component is initially hidden when the app loads. If selected, the component remains hidden unless activated, for example, by the Show command.


The Map components this component affects. This setting cannot be modified if this component is either a subcomponent of a Map component or there is only a single Map component in the app.



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