ArcGIS Living Atlas

Living Atlas Data for On-Premises Use

The ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World provides access to a large collection of data and location services published by Esri and many other organizations.  This Living Atlas content is accessible to ArcGIS Online users, and other ArcGIS users with access to the public Internet.  In some cases, ArcGIS users desire access to this content for use on a private network, hosted on-premises behind their firewall.  This may be for business reasons (e.g. enhanced privacy or security, fixed costs) or technical reasons (e.g. enhanced performance, direct access to data for analysis).

Many of the most popular data sets that Esri makes available online through the Living Atlas are also available to ArcGIS users for on-premises deployment.  In some cases, these data sets are available as part of stand-alone product offerings that users may license separately.  In other cases, they are included with ArcGIS software that users have already licensed.  Below is a “cheat sheet” that summarizes Living Atlas content from Esri that is currently available for on-premises use and the option(s) available.

Living Atlas Content or Capability Product Offering(s)
Basemaps (including new Vector Basemaps) Data Appliance for ArcGIS
Imagery (including ‘Wayback’ versions 1) Data Appliance for ArcGIS
Places Geocoding Data Appliance for ArcGIS
Address and Places Geocoding World Geocoder for ArcGIS, Street Map Premium for ArcGIS
Routing and Directions Street Map Premium for ArcGIS
Street Map Data Street Map Premium for ArcGIS, Esri Data & Maps
Elevation Data (including 2D and 3D) Data Appliance for ArcGIS, Esri Data & Maps
Boundaries Data (e.g. country, admin, postal) ArcGIS Enterprise, Esri Data & Maps
Demographic and Lifestyle Data ArcGIS Business Analyst, Esri Data & Maps
Water Data Esri Data & Maps
Soils Data SSURGO Downloader
Other Data 2 TBD

  1. Wayback imagery is not included in the standard Data Appliance offerings but could be provided in a custom solution.
  2. Additional Living Atlas content may be available to deploy on-premises upon request.

Product Offerings

Below are a few additional details on each of the product offerings mentioned above, with links to access the data or learn more.

If you’d like to learn more about one of the options above, or have a suggestion for other Living Atlas content that you’d like to see made available for on-premises use, please contact your Esri account manager or send a note to us at

About the author

Deane Kensok has been with Esri since 1990 and is currently the ArcGIS Content CTO and a member of the Living Atlas team. For the past twenty years, Deane has worked on a variety of Internet mapping and data publishing products and projects, which have led to his current work with ArcGIS Online and the Living Atlas.


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