ArcGIS Set Up Guide

Things to know before you get started:

  • This feature is available on Pro+ or Enterprise plans

  • You need to be a Project Admin to set up the integration

This guide will cover connecting your ArcGIS account, adding layers to your Aphex Locations and managing the integration.

Plus, find information on the different WMTS sources we currently support.

Connecting an ArcGIS layer source

Both private and public layer sources from ESRI ArcGIS can be used as a canvas for mapping in Aphex. Each Aphex Location will accept up to 10 ArcGIS layer sources.

Here's how to connect an ArcGIS layer to an Aphex Location:

  • Click the Aphex icon and pick Manage Project Assets

  • Open the Locations page and click Create Location

  • Enter a name for your Location

  • Choose Map Space Location, then hit Add Location

  • Under the Location that you just created, click Add Layer

  • Paste in the URL of your ArcGIS layer, then click Validate

  • If you're adding a private layer, you'll need to Connect your ArcGIS instance

    • You'll be prompted to log in with your ArcGIS credentials or to enter the Client ID and Client Secret of your registered app (OAuth2.0)

  • Confirm the layer details

Find your ArcGIS layer URL

The ArcGIS URL will commonly appear in a format similar to the below;


The URL should be the page URL of the Item Details pages:

Supported ArcGIS Layers

At this stage, Aphex supports the following ArcGIS layer types:

  • Feature Layers

  • Map Image Layers

  • Tile Layers (Raster and Vector)

  • Web Map Tile Service (WMTS)

If you are unsure of your layer type, this can be found on the Item Details page in ArcGIS.

Support for WMTS

We can currently support WMTS layers hosted on the following platforms:

  • ArcGIS

  • Propeller

  • Nearmaps

  • Metromaps

  • Pointscene

Is your WMTS hosted on a tool not listed here? Drop us a line at

Reduce Server Requests (Low Data Mode)

For ArcGIS Map Service Layers (Raster Tile Layers & Map Image Layers), you have the ability to change the request mode, once the Layer has been connected to your Aphex Location:

  • Optimised (default)

  • Reduce Server Requests

This mode is set on a layer-by-layer basis.

Manage ArcGIS Integration

You can view and remove all connected ArcGIS accounts from the Integrations page.

Disconnecting an account will remove all ArcGIS layers accessed through the credentials. Only Project Admins can create or remove connected sources.

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