Inherits from L.esri.RasterLayer

Render and visualize Map Services from ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Server. L.esri.DynamicMapLayer also supports custom popups and identification of features.

Map Services are used when its preferable to ask the server to draw layers at a particular location and scale and pass back the image which was generated on the fly. They also expose capabilities for querying and identifying individual features.


Constructor Description
L.esri.dynamicMapLayer(<Object> options) The options parameter can accept the same options as L.ImageOverlay.
Passing a url is mandatory.


Option Type Default Description
url String Required URL of the Map Service.
format String 'png24' Output format of the image.
transparent Boolean true Allow the server to produce transparent images.
f String 'json' Server response content type.
attribution String Attribution from service metadata copyright text is automatically displayed in Leaflet's default control. This property can be used for customization.
layers Array An array of Layer IDs like [3,4,5] to show from the service.
layerDefs Object SQL filters to define what features will be included in the image rendered by the service. An object is used with keys that map each query to its respective layer.
{ 3: "STATE_NAME='Kansas'", 9: "POP2007>25000" }
opacity Number 1 Opacity of the layer. Should be a value between 0 (completely transparent) and 1 (completely opaque).
position String 'front' Position of the layer relative to other overlays.
maxZoom Number Closest zoom level the layer will be displayed on the map.
minZoom Number Furthest zoom level the layer will be displayed on the map.
dynamicLayers Object JSON object literal used to manipulate the layer symbology defined in the service itself. Requires a 10.1 (or above) map service which supports dynamicLayers requests.
token String If you pass a token in your options it will be included in all requests to the service.
proxy String false URL of an ArcGIS API for JavaScript proxy or ArcGIS Resource Proxy to use for proxying POST requests.
useCors Boolean true If this service should use CORS when making GET requests.


Method Returns Description
bringToBack() this Redraws this layer below all other overlay layers.
bringToFront() this Redraws this layer above all other overlay layers.
bindPopup(<Function> fn, <PopupOptions> popupOptions) this Uses the provided function to create a popup that will identify features whenever the map is clicked. Your function will be passed a GeoJSON FeatureCollection of the features at the clicked location and should return the appropriate HTML. If you do not want to open the popup when there are no results, return false.

  function(err, featureCollection, response){
    var count = featureCollection.features.length;
    return (count) ? count + ' features' : false;
unbindPopup() this Removes a popup previously bound with bindPopup.
getOpacity() Float Returns the current opacity of the layer.
setOpacity(<Float> opacity) this Sets the opacity of the layer.
getLayers() Array Returns the array of visible layers specified in the layer constructor.
setLayers(<Array> layers) this Redraws the layer to show the passed array of layer ids.
getLayerDefs() Object Returns the current layer definition(s) being used for rendering.
setLayerDefs(<Object> layerDefs) this Redraws the layer with the new layer definitions. Corresponds to the layerDefs option on the export API.
getTimeRange() Array Returns the current time range being used for rendering.
setTimeRange(<Date> from, <Date> to) this Redraws the layer with he passed time range.
getTimeOptions() Object Returns the current time options being used for rendering.
setTimeOptions(<Object> timeOptions) this Sets the current time options being used to render the layer. Corresponds to the layerTimeOptions option on the export API.
getDynamicLayers() Object Returns a JSON object representing the modified layer symbology being requested from the map service.
setDynamicLayers(<Object> layers) Object Used to insert raw dynamicLayers JSON in situations where you'd like to modify layer symbology defined in the service itself.
  "drawingInfo": { ... }
metadata(<Function> callback, <Object> context) this Requests metadata about this Feature Layer. Callback will be called with error and metadata.
dynamicMapLayer.metadata(function(error, metadata){
authenticate(<String> token) this Authenticates this service with a new token and runs any pending requests that required a token.
identify() this Returns a new L.esri.services.IdentifyFeatures object that can be used to identify features on this layer. Your callback function will be passed a GeoJSON FeatureCollection with the results or an error.
  .run(function(error, featureCollection){
find() this Returns a new L.esri.services.Find object that can be used to find features. Your callback function will be passed a GeoJSON FeatureCollection with the results or an error.
  .run(function(error, featureCollection){
query() this Returns a new L.esri.Query object that can be used to query this service.
  .run(function(error, featureCollection, response){
redraw() Used to make a fresh request to the service and draw the response.


Event Data Description
loading <LoadingEvent> Fires when new features start loading.
load <LoadEvent> Fires when all features in the current bounds of the map have loaded.

L.esri.DynamicMapLayer also fires all L.esri.MapService events.


var map = L.map('map').setView([ 38.83,-98.5], 7);

var url = "https://sampleserver1.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/Petroleum/KGS_OilGasFields_Kansas/MapServer";

  url: url,
  opacity : 0.25,
  useCors: false

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