Backward compatibility with Map Viewer (classic)

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Web maps authored in Map Viewer Beta are supported in Map Viewer (classic). However, some features and enhancements introduced with Map Viewer Beta are not supported in Map Viewer (classic). If Map Viewer (classic) detects any unsupported configurations, the message below is displayed. In some instances, you may see specific layers mentioned. See specific features listed below for a breakdown of functionality in Map Viewer Beta that is not supported in Map Viewer (classic).

 

 

 


Group layers

When a web map with group layers is opened in Map Viewer (classic), the layers within any group layers are added as individual separate layers. If the map is saved in Map Viewer (classic), the layers are saved as individual layers without any grouping applied.

 

 

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 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

 

Dot density

Map Viewer Beta allows you to create maps using the dot density symbology style. As this capability requires the Map Viewer Beta to be displayed, the layer displays as a single color 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. 


Blending

Blending is not displayed in Map Viewer (classic). If a web map containing layer blending is saved in Map Viewer (classic), the layer blending is not preserved.

 

Cluster labels

Cluster labels are not displayed in Map Viewer (classic). If a web map containing cluster labels is saved in Map Viewer (classic), the labels are preserved unless the rendering style for that layer was updated.

 

Label filters

Filters applied to label classes are not supported in Map Viewer (classic). All label classes will be displayed without filters applied. If a web map containing label filters is saved in Map Viewer (classic), the labeling filters are preserved unless the labeling configuration that layer was updated.

 

New beta symbols

Map Viewer Beta introduced new symbols with the July 2020 update. Currently in beta, these symbols use an updated implementation that is not supported in Map Viewer (classic). When opened in Map Viewer (classic), the symbols are not displayed. If a map with new symbols is saved in Map Viewer (classic), the symbols are preserved unless the style of the layer was updated. For more information, see Do more with Symbols in Map Viewer Beta

 

 

Map properties

 

Rotation

Rotation is not supported in Map Viewer (classic). When a web map with rotation is opened in Map Viewer (classic), rotation is ignored. If the map is saved in Map Viewer (classic), rotation is not saved with the map. 

 

Preserve map scale

Map Viewer (classic) honors the preserve map scale property. However, this setting is not preserved if the map is saved in Map Viewer (classic).

 

Background

Background is supported in Map Viewer (classic). Background is preserved when saved.

 

 

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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