3D Visualization & Analytics

World Imagery Adds New and Updated Community Contributions

The first ArcGIS.com Imagery basemap release of 2016 adds four brand new Community Map contributions and one updated community contribution. These contributions were made to the Living Atlas of the World. See information below about how to become part of this community. Most of the imagery takes advantage of the recently expanded scales (down to Level 21 or ~1:282). View this Story Map to see the new and updated areas recently released. Or click on the contributor names below to be whisked off to view these new imagery areas now included in the World Imagery map.

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New Imagery Contributors

Updated Contributor

An example of the updated imagery displayed at the recently expanded larger scales is shown below in Helsingborg. This 8cm imagery resolution allows much better display at larger scales showcasing the detailed courtyard and café tables nearby.

Helsingborg, Sweden (new contributor imagery)
Helsingborg, Sweden (new contributor imagery)

Helsingborg, Sweden (previous imagery)
Helsingborg, Sweden (previous imagery)

Living Atlas Community

How do I Use? Combine content from the Living Atlas with your own data. Create powerful new maps and applications!

How do I contribute? Join the growing community of Living Atlas of the World contributors. There are two ways to contribute!

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 Shane Matthews at smatthews@esri.com so we can promote your success.


If you have previously used the World Imagery Map, you may need to clear your cache in order to see the updates.

If you have feedback on content, try our 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.

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