Bookmarks can identify the map or scene where they were created. The Bookmarks pane lists the bookmarks by map for the current project with the active map or scene view's bookmarks on top. Any bookmark in your current project can be managed using the Bookmarks pane. Hover over a bookmark to give focus to it and access management buttons for the state of your bookmark such as navigation, update, and removal. Right-click on the containing map or scene name to manage all of the associated bookmarks at one time.
Open the Bookmarks pane on the Map tab.
An active map or scene is required to access the Map tab.
Create a bookmark
Interactively navigate to the desired location and scale, and click the New Bookmark button . You are prompted to provide a name and an optional description, which can be edited later.
Delete a bookmark
To permanently remove a bookmark from the project, hover over the bookmark and click Remove . To remove a selected subset, press the Delete key.
Edit a bookmark description
Expand the bookmark so the description is visible. Click the Edit Description button and update the information.
Rename a bookmark
Click a bookmark to select it. Click again to edit the name. To commit the change, either click outside of the text area or press Enter to save the update.
Click and drag bookmarks to rearrange them in the associated map or scene groupings in the pane.
Update an existing bookmark
Navigate to the bookmark in the map and use the Explore tool to refine the extent or viewpoint of the bookmark. Click the Update button , and the extent, time (if applicable), range (if applicable), and thumbnail of the bookmark are updated.
Pan to a bookmark
To center the view on the exact bookmark location but remain at the current map scale, use the Pan To button .
Zoom to a bookmark
To center and zoom in on the exact bookmark location, use the Zoom To button .
To remove the time span captured with the bookmark, right-click the bookmark and click Remove Time .
To remove the range captured with the bookmark, right-click the bookmark and click Remove Range .
Click the menu button and click Export to export all bookmarks for the active map. Right-click a bookmark to export only the current bookmark or selected subset.
Right-click a bookmark and click Select All to select all bookmarks in a single map. Selecting more than one bookmark across different maps is not supported.
Right-click a selected bookmark and click Clear Selection to clear the current selection.
Gallery and Outline modes
The Bookmarks pane has two display modes for viewing bookmarks: Gallery and Outline. Gallery mode includes thumbnail preview images, while Outline mode is a list view without the images. Use the Menu button in the upper right corner of the pane to switch between modes.
Export bookmarks to a file
Bookmarks can be shared between projects as a bookmark file (.bkmx).
Export all bookmarks for the current map
To create a bookmark file that contains all bookmarks for a single map, follow these steps:
- On the Map tab, in the Navigate group, click Bookmarks and click Export Bookmarks .
If the Bookmarks pane is open, you can optionally export bookmarks from the menu . Click Manage Bookmarks to open the docked pane.
- In the dialog box that appears, browse to the location where you want to save the bookmark file and provide a name.
- Click OK.
Export a selected set of bookmarks from a map
You can also create a bookmark file that contains a selected subset of bookmarks for a single map. To do this, follow these steps:
- On the Map tab, in the Navigate group, click Bookmarks and click Manage Bookmarks to open the Bookmarks pane.
- Select one or more bookmarks to include in the bookmark file. Press Ctrl while clicking to select bookmarks individually (nonconsecutively) or press Shift while clicking to select multiple, consecutive bookmarks.
Alternatively, right-click a bookmark and click Select All.
Bookmarks can only be exported for a single map. Selecting more than one bookmark across different maps is not supported.
- Right-click a selected bookmark and click Export .
- On the Export dialog box, browse to the location where you want to save the file and provide a name.
- Click OK.
Manage all bookmarks for a map or scene at one time
To open the Bookmarks pane, on the Map tab, in the Navigate group, click Bookmarks and click Manage Bookmarks . On the Bookmarks pane, right-click the name of a map or scene to manage all associated bookmarks at once.
The following options are available when right-clicking a map or scene:
Open Map View
Click Open Map View to open the map or scene.
Export All Bookmarks
Click Export All Bookmarks to create a bookmark file (.bkmx) containing all bookmarks for the map.
Click Import Bookmarks to import either an ArcGIS Pro bookmark file (.bkmx) or an ArcGIS Desktop bookmark file (.dat) into the selected map or scene.
Remove All Bookmarks
Click Remove All Bookmarks to permanently remove all bookmarks from a map or scene and remove the map name from the listing.
Click Sort Ascending to reorder the bookmarks for a map or scene into an A-Z or 1 to 10 order.
Click Sort Descending to reorder the bookmarks for a map or scene into a Z-A or 10 to 1 order.
Expand All Descriptions
Expand all bookmarks so the descriptions are visible.
Collapse All Descriptions
Hide all bookmark descriptions from view for the selected map or scene.