I'm using arcGis on the web with js api. I'm creating a new map:

new Map({
  basemap: 'topo-vector',

when i observe the map, i see that besides the 'topo-vector' the is another layer: "world hillshade". How can i remove, or better disable it from the start?

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The definition of "topo-vector" is at https://developers.arcgis.com/javascript/latest/api-reference/esri-Map.html#basemaps-for-others. If you don't want the hillshade you can create a Basemap with just the other service:


Create your own basemap style based on the Topo Basemap with the Hillshade disabled using the ArcGIS Vector Tile Style Editor then use that in your application.

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