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 the containing map or scene name to manage all of the associated bookmarks at one time.
For the active map or scene, in the Navigate group, click Bookmarks and click Manage Bookmarks to open the Bookmarks pane. The following actions are available in the Bookmarks pane:
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. You can also drag bookmarks in or out of a bookmark folder if it exists.
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.
Organize using bookmark folders
Right-click a bookmark or selected set of bookmarks and click Create Bookmark Folder , which places the selected bookmarks in the folder. Only one level of a folder structure is supported.
Zoom to a subcomponent of a bookmark
Right-click a selected bookmark and click Zoom To and open the drop-down menu for zoom options. You can zoom to individual subcomponents of a bookmark without disabling the other components. For example, zoom to only the camera perspective, only the time position, or only the range value.
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.
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 . In 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 including bookmarks in bookmark folders.
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 and folders for a map or scene into an A-Z or 1 to 10 order. Bookmarks in a bookmark folder are excluded but can be sorted independently using the folder's context menu.
Click Sort Descending to reorder the bookmarks and folders for a map or scene into a Z-A or 10 to 1 order. Bookmarks in a bookmark folder are excluded but can be sorted independently using the folder's context menu.
Expand All Descriptions
Expand all bookmarks including those in folders so the descriptions are visible.
Collapse All Descriptions
Hide all bookmark descriptions by collapsing bookmarks, including those in folders, from view for the selected map or scene.
The bookmarks pane lists bookmarks based on the map in which they are created. Within each map's list of bookmarks, you can create bookmark folders as an additional level of organization. Use a bookmark's context menu to add a folder:
- Select one or more bookmarks.
- Right-click a selected bookmark.
- Choose Create Bookmark Folder .
The selected bookmarks will move into the new folder.
Folder names will be numbered sequentially as you continue to add more folders to each map's list of bookmarks, for example, Folder 1, Folder 2, and so on. You can move a folder by dragging it to the preferred location in the bookmark list, as well as drag bookmarks in or out of an existing folder. You cannot add multiple levels of folders in a folder.
With a bookmark folder, you can do the following using its context menu:
- Rename a folder.
- Export the bookmarks in the folder to a bookmark file (.bkmx).
- Remove the folder which also removes the bookmarks contained in the folder.
- Sort the bookmarks in the folder in ascending or descending order.