Working with layers and map contents

A mapping application can use one or more content sources. Each content item corresponds to a service, such as an ArcGIS Server service or ArcIMS service. Each source contains one or more map layers. A map layer is a type of data shown on the map, such as roads, cities or a satellite image.

If the mapping application allows it, you can view the list of the contents of the map, turn on and off layers, and examine the symbols for layers.

To examine the map contents: