Zoom to option from a popup doesn't zoom to polygon extent

04-28-2022 01:14 AM
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New Contributor III

I've added a map into an Experience Builder (ArcGIS Online) with a single layer showing regional boundaries.  When I click on a region, the popup appears but when I click 'zoom to' it doesn't zoom to the whole region as expected.  Rather, it pans to where I have clicked and zooms in slightly.  If I click on 'zoom to' again, it continues to zoom in.  Is anyone else having this same issue?  Is it a bug or have I not configured something correctly?

Screen shots as examples:

1) Select region


 2) Click zoom to


3) Click zoom to again


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Esri Regular Contributor

@BlairPellegrino The popup behavior follows that of Map Viewer:


I believe this is the design and the zooming is executed gradually by levels, also representing the Zoom in/out behavior in the Map tools. See official document for Map Viewer - https://doc.arcgis.com/en/arcgis-online/get-started/get-started-with-mv.htm



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New Contributor III

Hi @TonghuiMing - thanks for the response

My expectation was that the zoom to option would zoom to the full extent of the selected polygon, and wouldn't keep zooming if you pressed zoom to again.  Chatting to some others in the office, this was also their expectation based on past experience.

I have gone back and looked in some other apps to compare the behaviour and am getting mixed results.

I have two layers in another app (an AGOL dashboard with a map widget) - using the popup zoom to option on one layer zooms to full extent of the selected feature (as expected), but the other layer has the same behaviour as my original post.

In another app (a Portal WAB), I'm also getting different behaviour on different layers.  This app has the attribute table activated, and interestingly, on the layers that have the same behaviour as my original post, the zoom to option in the attribute table doesn't work.  I.e. I select a feature in the attribute table, press zoom to and the map extent doesn't change at all.  Seems like it might be related?

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New Contributor

Yes, I'm experiencing the same issue as Blair, but in the ArcGIS Javascript API. About half of my layers zoom to the extent of the polygon properly and don't allow you to zoom beyond that. When you click on some polygons, though, the zoom button seems to almost create a fake point feature and then only zoom to that instead of the full extent of polygon. You can basically zoom forever, much like a point feature. Depending on where you click on the polygon, the zoom function seems to stick to that location.

I haven't figured out why certain layers act like this and others don't - they aren't configured any differently in ArcGIS Online storage as FeatureLayers.

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New Contributor III

Thanks Greg.  Unfortunately I never got to the bottom of it, and couldn't find a pattern as to why some layers functioned differently to others.  I just had to continue with the mixed behaviour.

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