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What’s new with OpenStreetMap Vector Basemaps (June 2021)

As we announced last week, the OpenStreetMap vector basemaps on ArcGIS Online will be updated to use OSM Daylight distribution data content. Map styles will also be updated on the OSM tile layers. This change in data source and map style applies to both the Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere (WMA) and WGS84/GCS OSM vector maps. This change is scheduled to occur on Wednesday night, June 16, 2021.

After these changes occur, there are no impact to users who directly reference:

Your maps will automatically display updated OSM Daylight content in updated map styles without any impact to you.

Impact to OpenStreetMap Vector Basemap Users

There will be an impact to users in following scenarios. You’ll need to act if you are using maps in one or more of these examples. After our update, the maps in the following situations will draw, but will be incomplete. Administrative boundaries, parks and forests, and buildings will be missing if no action is taken to update to your maps.

Moving forward, OpenStreetMap vector tile layers and web maps will continue to be updated on a regular release cycle using the OSM Daylight distribution data.

About the author

Andy is the Project Manager for the Basemaps in the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. Creating and updating the basemaps is a collaboration of the Community Maps, Data, Authoring, QA, Release, and Development teams.

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