Through Esri's Community Maps Program your organization can contribute its local geographic content to become part of a community map that Esri publishes and hosts online. Your data is integrated with data from other providers and then published through ArcGIS Online as a map service.

This program is available to any Esri user organization and other geographic data providers interested in making their data content broadly available.


  • Users inside and outside of your organization, including the local business community and the general public will be able to use the online maps with ArcGIS for Desktop, ArcGIS Explorer, ArcGIS for Server Web mapping applications, or a standard Internet Web browser.
  • Eliminates the costs associated with making the data widely available, such as setting up and maintaining the infrastructure.
  • Map data is hosted and maintained by Esri at one or more data centers in the U.S. to ensure high availability and performance.
  • Your organization retains all ownership of its data.
  • Access to your map data through an online map.
  • Esri can provide the data in ArcGIS for Server map cache format that your organization can publish for internal use with ArcGIS for Server.

Watch a video to learn more about the benefits of participating in the Community Maps Program.

View current Community Map contributors.

Examples of User-
Contributed Data

reference map of Pasadena City College

This reference map of Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California, was created using the Campus Basemap Template and then blended in to the World Topographic Map.

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