Is there a way to get the basemap to stick on webmap after a refresh?

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01-27-2017 11:19 AM
ChadSchauf
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Specifically, I work for a non-profit electric distribution cooperative and we have a web application I built with web builder. The default base map is bing maps with satellite imagery. We have users who when dealing with a large amount of electric outages like in the case of a storm or something will switch their basemap to something with very little detail. Like the light gray canvas or something. Well from our outage management system I can right click on an outage and "Zoom To" it on the map. But when I do that it automatically changes the basemap back to the default. Anyone know any way to make it not do that by changing the web app or web map in Portal?

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RobertScheitlin__GISP
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Chad,

   If you set the web maps basemap to your desired base map then that will be your default.

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ChadSchauf
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Are you talking in the map viewer settings? That I know but as a user I want to change my default. It does remember my layer settings and map position though.

-Chad

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RobertScheitlin__GISP
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Chad,

   So you are talking about your user changing the basemap at runtime anf you want the app do remember what the last chosen basemap was when the app is restarted?

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ChadSchauf
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Yes. If a user changes his basemap to something other than the default is there a way for that to stay. Sort of like it remembers my last position and what layers I have turned on or off. It does remember that stuff I assume by a cookie or web cache.

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RobertScheitlin__GISP
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Chad,

  Correct it will use the browsers local store or a cookie in much old browsers cases. But the base map is not something that is coded to be recalled. I could be programmed to if you were using the developer edition and had the know how though.

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ChadSchauf
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I’ve posed the question to our developers so hopefully they can come up with something.

Thanks

-Chad

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