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Create a clipping mask in ArcGIS Online's Map Viewer

Highlighting your map’s area of interest is often job one for a map. If not job one, then at least job three or four. And that’s still a pretty high priority. Here’s how you can trick an unsuspecting group of layers into becoming a clipping mask in the ArcGIS Online Map Viewer

No time for videos? I get it. Here’s the rundown…

Check out this blog post from Bern Szukalski that goes into a lot more detail and provides more examples and use cases.

Are you more programmatically inclined? The geniuses on the ArcGIS for JavaScript show you how to do it that way in this code sample. Whichever way you prefer, you will be masking and clipping and area-of-interesting your way right to the top.

Happy Masking! John

About the author

I have far too much fun looking for ways to understand and present data visually, hopefully driving product strategy and engaging users. I work in the ArcGIS Living Atlas team at Esri, pushing and pulling data in all sorts of absurd ways and then sharing the process. I also design user experiences for maps and apps. When I'm not doing those things, I'm chasing around toddlers and wrangling chickens, and generally getting into other ad-hoc adventures. Life is good. You might also like these Styles for ArcGIS Pro:

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