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Updates to the Living Atlas of the World Improve the World Topographic Map

ArcGIS Online has been refreshed with new and updated content to Esri’s Basemaps. The user community has improved the World Topographic Map by adding new content for Berlin, Germany and new and updated content for cities, counties, national parks and universities in the United States. We appreciate our users and partners who are supporting the Living Atlas of the World by contributing useful information and applying this content to enhance their communities. You can join this growing community of contributors by sharing your data with Community Maps.  

Topographic Map Updates & Applied Use of Living Atlas Content

Let’s start with our new contributors.

Berlin, Germany (Topo 1:9k to 1:1k)

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This scene highlights topographic map layers for Berlin, Germany available in ArcGIS to support your work in 3D. Use these layers in conjunction with your own layers to create new scenes focused on a specific topic or area of interest to you.

Grand Junction, CO (Topo 1:9k to 1:1k)

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New content provided by the city will improve this web map showing the boundary of the Downtown Development Authority districts that support and facilitate economic development efforts and enhance the vitality of the Downtown community.

McKinney, TX (Topo 1:9k to 1:1k)

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Richardson, TX (Topo 1:9k to1:1k)

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Napa County, CA (Topo 1:9k to 1:1k)

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Marin County, CA (Topo 1:9k to 1:1k)

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Southern Utah University, UT (Topo 1:9k to 1:1k)

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We would also like to thank those communities that have provided updates for this release.

View this presentation for a tour of the new and updated content in the World Topographic Map.

Here’s a list of all the community contributors for this release:

World Topographic Map


Community Maps Newsletter: Stay updated on program news, tips and tricks, user success stories, training events, and participant contributions by subscribing to the Community Maps Newsletter. You can have the newsletter sent right to your inbox by subscribing here.

Training: Additional offerings of the well-received Preparing Data for Community Maps Workshop have been added to the schedule! The workshops are scheduled on different days and times in an effort to accommodate multiple users. This allows you to register for the workshop that best fits your schedule. You MUST register if you plan on attending one of these workshops, click below for details.

More Preparing Data Workshops Added to the Calendar

Share your story: How has contributing to the Living Atlas Community benefited your organization? Has your participation helped meet a particular challenge? Email us at communitymaps@esri.com so we can promote your success.

Share your data: Wish to join the growing community of Community Maps contributors?  Contributing to Esri Community Maps is easy. Just visit Community Maps for an overview and visit the Community Maps Contribution Process page for the details.

Contributions and Feedback

These contributions were made through the Community Maps Program.

For more information visit the Community Maps Program Resource Center.

The service was updated on the following servers: services.arcgisonline.com and server.arcgisonline.com. If you have previously used the World_Topo_Map, 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.

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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