I am working on making a spatial map series in ArcGIS Pro. I turned the "Clip to Index Feature" box on, as I only want the specific property we want mapped to show up on the map, not the neighboring parcels.

Is there a way to exclude the basemap from this clipping, so that the basemap is still shown outside of the parcel boundaries?

Essentially I want it exactly how it is in the attached image, but with the basemap imagery extending beyond the red parcel boundary lines.

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According to the Esri documentation:

Optionally, choose map layers to exclude from clipping by checking them in the Exclude layers from clipping menu. Layers excluded from clipping extend beyond the clipping edges.

See details at: https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/latest/help/mapping/properties/clip-layers-in-a-map.htm#GUID-A6499777-C4BD-43EA-A2D3-3D4729363A53


I was able to figure out how to do what I wanted using the page query function, setting it to only show the parcel boundaries when the owner name matched the index field name.

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