Export Web Map Task

Titleā€ƒ Export Web Map Task


This Export Web Map Task takes the state of the web application (for example, included services, layer visibility settings, client-side graphics, and so forth) and returns either (a) a page layout or (b) a map without page surrounds of the specified area of interest in raster or vector format.

The input for Export Web Map is a piece of text in JavaScript object notation (JSON) format describing the layers, graphics, and other settings in the web map. The JSON must be structured according to the WebMap specification in the ArcGIS Help

This tool is shipped with ArcGIS Server to support web services for printing, including the preconfigured service named PrintingTools. The ArcGIS web APIs for JavaScript, Flex, and Silverlight use the PrintingTools service to generate images for simple map printing.

The PrintingTools service uses a model containing the Export Web Map tool.



Parameter Explanation

A JSON representation of the state of the map to be exported as it appears in the web application. See the WebMap specification in the ArcGIS Help to understand how this text should be formatted. The ArcGIS web APIs (for JavaScript, Flex, Silverlight, etc.) allow developers to easily get this JSON string from the map.

Format (Optional)

The format in which the map image for printing will be delivered. The following strings are accepted.

For example:

  • PNG8 (default if the parameter is left blank)

  • PDF

  • PNG32

  • JPG

  • GIF

  • EPS

  • SVG

  • SVGZ

Layout_Template (Optional)

Either a name of a template from the list or the keyword MAP_ONLY. When MAP_ONLY is chosen or an empty string is passed in, the output map does not contain any page layout surroundings (for example title, legends, scale bar, and so forth)


Output file name. The extension of the file depends on the output file format.

Code Samples


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