Compatibility Guide for web maps created with Map Viewer (classic) and Map Viewer Beta

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This functionality matrix and compatibility examples outline common workflows and tools that are available in both map viewers. Use this table to identify the expected behavior of specific functionality across Map Viewer (classic) and Map Viewer Beta. Please note the legend below and the compatibility notes about specific workflows and intended behaviors.

 

Status

Definition

Full Support

Full functionality, including saving, authoring and modifying available.

 

Example: Adding and symbolizing feature layers in the map viewer beta is supported.

No Support

The capability is not supported in specified version of Map Viewer. There is no authoring support and if a web map is created using the other map viewer, users will not be able to view the capability saved in a Map Viewer (classic) web map.

 

Example: If a web map is authored in Map Viewer (classic) with clustering, the features will draw without clusters when the map is opened in the Map Viewer Beta.

Partial: View Only

It is not possible to author web maps with the mentioned capability in Map Viewer Beta. If a web map is created using Map Viewer (classic), users will be able to view the capability.

 

Example: Labels cannot be authored in the Map Viewer Beta. If a web map is authored in Map Viewer (classic) containing labels is opened in the Map Viewer Beta, the labels will be visible (including any arcade expressions)

Partial: Limited Layer Authoring

Layers of specific layer type are partially supported. Layers can be added to the map when authored in Map Viewer (classic) and have transparency and scale range modified in Map Viewer Beta. It is not possible to change symbology or modify pop-ups for these layer types.

Example: A map, created in Map Viewer (classic), with the Living Atlas demographics Map Image layer can be opened in Map Viewer Beta. The scale range and transparency can be modified but there is no ability to modify the symbols or pop-ups.

    

 

Category

Functionality Description

Map Viewer (classic)

Map Viewer Beta

Common workflows

Printing

Full Support

Full Support and more

 

Tables

Full Support

No Support (but a button exists)

 

Add layer from file

Full Support

No Support

 

Analysis

Full Support

No Support

 

Bookmarks

Full Support

Full Support

 

Map Notes

Full Support

No Support

 

Add layer from url

Full Support

No Support

 

Layer Authoring Support for all layer types*

Full Support

Partial: details below*

 

Sharing from Map

Full Support

No Support

(Can share from Items page)

 

Editing

Full Support

Full Support

 

Measure

Full Support

Full Support

 

Feature Layers

Full Support

Full Support

 

*Layer Types (Currently supported by classic map viewer)

Map Image Layers

Full Support

Partial: Limited Layer Authoring

 

(OGC) WMTS, WMS

Full Support

Partial: Limited Layer Authoring

 

Imagery Layers

Full Support

Partial: Limited Layer Authoring

 

Tile Layers

Full Support

Partial: Limited Layer Authoring

 

Vector Tile Layers

Full Support

Partial: Limited Layer Authoring

 

OGC (WFS)

Full Support

No Support

 

Table Layers

Full Support

No Support

 

Feature Collections

Full Support

Partial: View Only

 

Clustering

Full Support

Full Support

 

Arcade: Visualizations

Full Support

Partial: View Only

 

Mapping Capabilities

Heat Mapping

Full Support

Partial: Limited Layer Authoring

 

Smart Mapping: Dot Density

No Support

Full Support

 

Pop ups: related records

Full Support

Partial: View Only

 

Smart Mapping: other

Full Support

Full Support

 

Point Symbols

Full Support

Full Support (selected galleries)

 

Refresh interval

Full Support

Partial: View Only

 

Labels including Arcade

Full Support

Partial: View Only

 

Configure charts in pop ups

Full Support

No Support

 

Switch between basemaps with different projections

Full Support

No Support

 

Time Animation

Full Support

No Support

 

Reorder layers regardless of layer type

No Support

Full Support

 

Filtering

Full Support

Full Support

 

Interactive Filter/Prompt for values

Full Support

No Support

 

Arcade authoring for Pop-Ups

Full Support

Full Support

 

Other

Localized in All Supported Languages

Full Support

No Support (English Only)

 

Browser: Microsoft Edge

Full Support

No Support

 

Mobile Design

Full Support

No Support

 

Browser: Internet Explorer 11

Full Support

No Support (not on roadmap)

 

 

Notes on Forward and Backwards compatibility between Map Viewer (classic) and Map Viewer Beta

In order to create production ready web maps with new and exciting features, maps created in Map Viewer Beta can be opened in Map Viewer (classic) and vice versa. This allows you to have flexibility in how you author your maps. As there is some a difference in functionality available in the two map viewers, we recommend paying attention to a few details, to make sure that new functionality, like dot density maps can be viewed.  There are notifications in both Map Viewer (classic) and Map Viewer Beta to notify you of these circumstances, but this article provides some additional details. In most cases the unsupported content just won’t appear. As a rule of thumb, we recommend using the save as functionality when saving web maps that are authored in both Map Viewer (classic) and Map Viewer Beta. This article will outline a few specific workflows in detail to keep in mind when comparing map authoring between Map Viewer Beta and Map Viewer (classic).

 

Pop-Ups

Map Viewer Beta provides a rich new authoring experience where multiple pop-up content elements, like attributes, rich text, images and attachments can be included in a single pop-up. These pop-ups can contain a lot of rich information. As pop-ups in the Map Viewer (classic) only supported a single content element, only the first element will be read when opening maps in Map Viewer(classic). If you have a pop-up with more than one content element configured in a Map Viewer Beta map, we recommend saving the map as a copy if it needs to be saved in Map Viewer (classic). 

 

Visualizations

Map Viewer Beta allows you to create maps using the dot density renderer. As this capability requires the Map Viewer Beta to be displayed, the layer displays as a single colour when opened in Map Viewer (classic). This won’t cause any critical issues but could leave you confused as to why your map isn’t displaying as you had hoped. If you change the symbology and save the map in Map Viewer (classic) your dot density symbols will be changed. You will be notified when you open a map that uses dot density in the Map Viewer (classic).

 

 

Layer Ordering

Layers can be in any order in Map Viewer Beta. This means map image layers can be on arranged above feature layers. In Map Viewer (classic), there are rules about the required order for layers. If a map created in Map Viewer Beta is opened in the Map Viewer (classic), the layers will be re-ordered to follow the ordering rules in Map Viewer (classic). If you want to maintain the order that you created in Map Viewer Beta, use the Save As functionality when saving the map in Map Viewer (classic).

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