ArcGIS Enterprise

What's new in ArcGIS Production Mapping and ArcGIS Defense Mapping for Enterprise 11.1

At the Enterprise 11.1 release, the self-serve Map Production System (MPS) web app has been enhanced with branding capabilities. New functionalities also make it easier to filter or select layers from the map service layers list and instead of selecting AOIs on the app’s web map, a JSON list can now be imported.

The following 2-minute video demonstrates these enhancements.


The MPS web app has a default logo included with the product files required to deploy the app, but it can now be replaced with your logo, which is uploaded to your ArcGIS organization. Review the Defense Mapping or Production Mapping Enterprise documentation to learn more about how a logo is saved and whether it is impacted by themes.

Logo settings
You can upload a custom logo at the Enterprise 11.1 release.

Just in case it went unnoticed, the MPS app comes with several color themes to change its look.

Color theme options
Optionally, change the color of the MPS app.

A banner, or more than one, can also be configured in the app settings. A plethora of properties can be customized on the banner, but ensure you uncheck the theme check box so that your customization is not hindered by a theme that has been applied.

Banner settings
Configure a banner to appear on the MPS app.

Map service layers

At 11.1, you can click one check box to check or clear all of the map service layers’ check boxes. Gone are the days of checking each layer individually. As a reminder, when the exported output is a format that will show layers, whether or not these check boxes are checked doesn’t change whether the layers appear or not. Rather, they determine whether data appears on the layer. This is also not to be confused with the eye icon that determines whether the layer appears on the app’s map. Also gone is having to scroll down that list of layers if you’re searching for a particular layer and know its name.

Map service layers' check boxes
The check box at the top of the list can be used to check or uncheck all the map service layers in the list.

A new search text box is included at the 11.1 release that filters the list as you provide the spelling of the layer that you’re looking for.

Map Service Layers search text box
Narrow down the list and find a layer by name in the new search text box.

Import Area of Interests (AOIs)

Getting your AOIs into the export queue has never been easier. At 11.1, selecting them from the app’s map can be skipped if you have a JSON list of the map sheet IDs that you want to export. Review the Defense Mapping or Production Mapping Enterprise documentation to learn more about the proper syntax.

MPS web app Export Queue
Click the import Map Sheet IDs icon to add a list of items to export.

I hope this information has offered some insights at what the new release offers. Until the next post, thanks for reading!

About the author

Josue Aguirre

Josue was a journalist in the Marine Corps spending most of his active duty term at the air station in Yuma, Ariz. He now writes and maintains the documentation for the ArcGIS Defense Mapping and ArcGIS Production Mapping extensions. Mostly a family guy, he spends his free time with his wife and kids, glamping any chance they get.

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