Using two services as a Basemap

10-21-2015 12:17 PM
New Contributor II

Hi All,

I am trying to use two Tiled Map Services as a basemap for use in ArcGIS Online and Web App Builder.

I am able to do this fine in Web App Builder, as the basemap widget allows you two add two services or more when adding a new basemap
However, I can not figure out how to get this basemap to be recognised by my organisation's basemap group in AGOL, and be selectable as a basemap when setting up the Web Map on ArcGIS online. I want this two service basemap to be the default on my web map when opening the application, so it needs to be recognised in ArcGIS online.

Has anyone had any luck with multiple service basemaps in ArcGIS online. Any help would be much appreciated.


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Esri Regular Contributor

Hi Kieran - Here's a tool that can create basemaps with two layers:

AGO Admin Tools

With this tool, you can create a basemap with one of the layers as a reference layer (this means it will draw on top of all other layers in the map, similar to the labels in Esri's Imagery with Labels basemap) or you can simply define two services that will draw under other layers (for ex, if you have specific imagery for your area and want to have it draw on top of Esri's imagery layer as one basemap).

Additionally, you can use url parameters in the map viewer to create a basemap with a base layer and a reference layer.

For ex:

Use URL parameters to modify maps—ArcGIS Online Help | ArcGIS

When saved, this will create a multi-layer basemap that you can include in your basemap gallery, with the layer defined with the basemapReferenceUrl parameter configured as a reference layer.

Hope this helps,