3D Visualization & Analytics

Esri Updates World Topographic and World Imagery Maps

The World Topographic Map and World Imagery Map have both been updated with new content! Esri is curating an immense and rapidly growing collection of ready-to-use maps, imagery, and geo-referenced data for the world. This online collection of authoritative content, together with the new Web GIS pattern, is having a profound impact on the way people apply GIS. As part of ArcGIS OnlineEsri’s Basemaps support a vast GIS community. Thank You to our Contributors and Partners who help support the Living Atlas of the World by providing data and enriching these amazing resources. 

This release incorporates new content and updates for cities, counties and facility sites in the United States and the Netherlands.

Topographic Map Contributor Spotlights

View this tour of the new and updated content in the World Topographic Map. Let’s welcome our newest contributors:

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA - LAX), CA

(Topo 1:18k to 1:1k) New Contributor

Newport Beach, CA

(Topo 1:9k to 1:1k) New Contributor

Utah County, UT (Provo County Seat)

(Topo 1:18k to 1:1k) New Contributor

Topographic Contributors in this Release

Imagery Map Contributor Spotlights

View this tour of the new and updated content in the World Imagery Map. Let’s welcome our newest contributors while viewing these compelling before and after examples.

Haines, AK (Imagery 1:36k to 1:1k) New Contributor



Netherlands (Imagery 1:36k to 1:1k) Update



Imagery Contributors in this Release

Living Atlas Community

Share your maps and data: Do you want to join the growing community of Living Atlas of the World contributors? Learn more about the ready-to-use content that is available in the Living Atlas of the World, including how you can contribute your maps and data.

Living Atlas Newsletter: This newsletter will keep you and other members of the Living Atlas user community informed through success stories, examples of applied use, visibility of new content, announcements about events, and other useful resources and information. Subscribe to the Esri News for the Living Atlas Community. You can have the newsletter sent right to your inbox by subscribing here.

Share your story: How has contributing to the Living Atlas Community benefited your organization and community? Has your participation helped meet a particular challenge? Has your applied use of Living Atlas content solved a problem or help meet a goal? Email us at communitymaps@esri.com so we can promote your success. Here is a great example: Community Focus: How Hosting Imagery on ArcGIS Online is Helping Fargo, ND


If you have previously used the World_Topo_Map or World_Imagery, you may need to clear your cache in order to see the updates.

If you have feedback on content, try our Topographic Map Feedback web map or Imagery Map Feedback web map.

If you have other feedback or comments, please post them to the ArcGIS Online Discussion Group and the Living Atlas Discussion Group on GeoNet.

About the author

Shane is a Senior Product Engineer for Esri's ArcGIS Content Team. He curates and recruits content for the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World through Esri's Community Maps Program, and explores and implements new and innovative delivery methods of providing geospatial information.


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