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Set visible scales


Version 1.2 of the ArcGIS JavaScript API added more control over how the map works with cached, or tiled, map services. This sample shows how you can limit the scale levels at which the map can retrieve tiles. This is useful if you don't want users zooming too far in or out, even though tiles may exist at those extreme scales.

This sample uses an imagery layer from ArcGIS Online. This service has 20 levels of detail available, but the application is configured to only use a few of them. Because the application is focused on one national park, users do not need to be able to zoom farther out.

In this sample, the levels of detail are configured in an array

containing information about each level's index number, resolution, and scale. How do you easily retrieve all this information? The best way is to navigate to the service's Services Directory page, then append
to the URL. Follow this link to see an example:


From here you can copy out the levels of detail that you want in your array. Once you've configured the array, you can set the map's

property in the constructor. You can only set the levels of detail at the time you create the map.


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">

    <meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=1,user-scalable=no">
    <title>Custom TileInfo</title>

    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://js.arcgis.com/3.22/esri/css/esri.css">
     html, body, #map{
      height: 100%;
      margin: 0;
      padding: 0;
    <script src="https://js.arcgis.com/3.22/"></script>
      var map;

        "esri/map", "dojo/dom", "dojo/domReady!"
      ], function(
        Map, dom
      ) {
        // Extract several levels from the  Imagery_World
        // map service.  Once the map has been created the level ids will be reset.     
        var lods = [{
          "level": 11,
          "resolution": 76.4370282850732,
          "scale": 288895.277144
        }, {
          "level": 12,
          "resolution": 38.2185141425366,
          "scale": 144447.638572
        }, {
          "level": 13,
          "resolution": 19.1092570712683,
          "scale": 72223.819286
        }, {
          "level": 14,
          "resolution": 9.55462853563415,
          "scale": 36111.909643
        }, {
          "level": 15,
          "resolution": 4.77731426794937,
          "scale": 18055.954822
        }, {
          "level": 16,
          "resolution": 2.38865713397468,
          "scale": 9027.977411
        }, {
          "level": 17,
          "resolution": 1.19432856685505,
          "scale": 4513.988705
        map = new Map("map", {
          basemap: "hybrid",
          center: [-115.812, 33.866],
          lods: lods
        map.on("extent-change", function(evt) {
          dom.byId("scale").innerHTML = "LOD Level: <i>" + evt.lod.level + 
            "</i> Resolution: <i>" + evt.lod.resolution.toFixed(3) + 
            "</i> Scale: <i>" + evt.lod.scale.toFixed(3) + "</i>";
    <div id="map">
      <span id="scale" style="position:absolute; left:10px; bottom:10px; z-index:100; color:white">