Allow Map Feature Selection When Pop-ups Are Disabled In The Web Map

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03-09-2021 09:50 AM
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DaveFullerton
Occasional Contributor III

When pop-ups are disabled in the web map, you can select an item in the list and highlight the feature on the map, but you cannot select a feature on the map to highlight an item in the list. I have created an Experience that demonstrates what I am talking about: 

https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/46ea0c22d0114b319d91ee22918e29aa

I am aware that I could turn on the map's "Select" tools:

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But we have decided that this is too complicated for the overall design of the application and the type of users we have.  You can see the initial version of the application here (you can only navigate the map by entering an address, such as 8500 SANTA FE DR):

http://map.opkansas.org/whats-happening-in-my-neighborhood/

You may be wondering why pop-ups are disabled.  It is because we don't want the user to be able to click "Zoom to selected" in the pop-up.  I have posted an idea in the Web Map Beta Ideas section that explains and addresses that:

https://community.esri.com/t5/map-viewer-beta-ideas/the-ability-to-turn-off-quot-zoom-to-selected-qu...

So there are 2 ways that our problem could be addressed, but I will say that I prefer that it be addressed on the ExB side.  What is actually best for our use case is for there not to be a pop-up displayed. All of the attribute information the user needs to see is in the List.

4 Comments
ShengdiZhang

Hi Dave,

I assume that you remove pop-up from the map viewer, but not in the  ExB.

If you remove pop-up from the map viewer, select function is also disabled.

One work around for this is enable pop-up in the mapviewer, then disable pop-up in ExB.

Please refer to the settings of the map widget:

ShengdiZhang_0-1615343451245.png

In this way, when you click a feature on the map, the feature is selected and the pop-up window is not displayed.

 

Regards,

Shengdi

DaveFullerton

Yes, that works.  Thanks, Shengdi!

TanGnar

Unfortunately the ExB setting for the map widget is applied to all layers. It would still be helpful to have selection work even if Web Map settings had popup disabled, so that some popups could be turned off and others turned on. Other options to address the situation might be ExB settings to disable (or configure) popups on individual layers. 

The use case is that some primary layers, we display info in a list and feature info, while others are less prominent in the app, and simple popup functionality is preferred. 

This is a related idea:
https://community.esri.com/t5/arcgis-experience-builder-ideas/configure-feature-info-widget-separate...


KumarNatarajan

Hi ShengdiZang,

I enabled the popups is the  new mapviewer. but when i disable it experience, the selection also disabled.

But the solution is working fine with mapviewer classic