I would like to add a citation on the map (like for example the "powered from esri") that would mention the researchers that created the displayed data, so if someone scrolls or zooms in out, it will be visible at all times.

Is it possible?

  • support.esri.com/en/technical-article/000016132 Would this help?
    – user90323
    Commented Feb 17, 2020 at 8:37
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    @Carlos I think you should use that link as the basis to write an answer of a few paragraphs.
    – PolyGeo
    Commented Feb 17, 2020 at 8:39
  • I am not quite sure @GeoF is referring to Web Maps or Web Map Apps, so I am hesitant to write an answer.
    – user90323
    Commented Feb 17, 2020 at 8:43

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The short answer is usually to add metadata (copyright/credits) for the citation, that then is displayed on the map using an Attribution widget or similar.

Depending on how the data is added to the map, and what sort of application you are using, the solution could vary.

For example, if you are using a hosted featurelayer on ArcGIS Online you can go the the item page and add/update the "Credits (Attribution)" for the item. If you are using an application based on the 4x JSAPI, then it will be displayed by the Attribution widget at the bottom of the map.

And if you created the hosted featurelayer from ArcMap, see Carlos comment above about https://support.esri.com/en/technical-article/000016132

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