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Reminder: Raster Basemaps Moved to Mature Support

On June 30th , 2021, many Esri raster basemaps entered mature support, which means it is important to update your ArcGIS maps and apps to vector basemaps. These raster basemaps remain available, but they will no longer be updated. To ensure you are utilizing the latest and greatest data, it is important to update your basemaps to vector as soon as possible. Esri vector basemaps are the primary basemaps for use in ArcGIS.

Esri vector basemaps have multiple advantages:

Which raster basemaps entered Mature Support?

The following raster basemaps entered mature support, and require a migration to vector basemaps for access to data updates.

World Dark Gray Canvas Base & World Dark Gray Canvas Reference

World Light Gray Canvas Base & World Light Gray Canvas Reference

India Dark Gray Canvas Base & India Dark Gray Canvas Reference

India Light Gray Canvas Base & India Light Gray Canvas Reference

World Boundaries and PlacesWorld Hybrid Overly, and World Transportation

National Geographic World Map

World Street Map

Alternates to Streets include:

World Topo Map



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Robert is the Product Manager for Geocoding, Network Analyst tools, ArcGIS World Geocoder, and ArcGIS Data Appliance.

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