Exploring Our Oceans with ArcGIS.com

The Ocean Basemap, a bathymetric map service by Esri released on June 21st of 2011 (World Hydrography Day), is being used by many ocean GIS users around the world. Initially, the Ocean Basemap was created with data from the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO), IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names, NOAA, Seafloor Mapping Lab of the California State University Monterey Bay, National Geographic, DeLorme, and Esri.

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Due to its great success and in an attempt to enrich and improve data resolution, the Ocean Basemap is now open to receive bathymetric data contributions from data providers such as Hydrographic Offices and academia, for bathymetry and named features. If you want to learn more details, please contact oceanbasemapteam@esri.com.

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