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Community Maps Editor App Updated!

The October 2020 update to the Community Maps Editor App included enhancements and new functionality.

Imagery Services

Users can now add their own imagery services into the CM Editor App. Many users have their own services that are newer or higher resolution than the World Imagery Service in ArcGIS Online. These services can be accessed in the Layers section and used to create features. See the help article how to add an imagery service to the Editor App.

Add an Imagery Service

Feature Services

Similarly to Imagery Services, a user might have some features in an existing Feature Service to be added to the CM Editor App. Add an existing Feature Service to the CM Editor App and then use this to copy and paste features into layers in the app. A Feature Service can also be used as a reference layer that feature can be snapped to in the CM Editor App. See the help article how to add Feature Services to the App.


Plans are drawings or documents that can be used as a reference image to create features in the Editor App. These plan images, like JPEG, TIFF, PNG, do not need to be georeferenced and can be geolocated in the app by skewing or rubber sheeting the image to the basemap.

If you were familiar with the last user interface there are a few changes that you need to learn to get your bearings.

Seth Sarakaitis Community Maps Program Manager

User Interface Change

Useful Tutorial Videos

These new instructional resources include introductory, getting started and creating features videos.

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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