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Are you planning a local community Halloween event and need a sulphurous basemap just boiling over with ominous cartographic effect? Are you mapping all of the local fall events and need a basemap that positively glows with spooky autumnal energy? Whatever the reason, we have a menacing basemap for this season: Inferno. Here is a link to it in the Map Viewer, and here is its item details.

Inferno basemap at a global scale
Inferno basemap at a regional scale
Inferno basemap at a metropolitan scale
Inferno basemap at a local scale
Inferno basemap at a street level

If you’d like to try out this basemap in an existing web map, open it up in the Map Viewer, then click the “basemap” button, scroll to the bottom of the list and choose “Living Atlas” then search for Inferno. Pow!

How to add a Living Atlas basemap to a web map

This basemap is based on Andy Skinner‘s lovely and eternally useful Human Geography basemap. The three layers of the Human Geography basemap were hastily re-colored to hauntingly Halloween hues using the ArcGIS Vector Tile Style Editor (about five minutes all told) and then erratically assembled with some horrifying hillshade in the Map Viewer and given a mishmash of eerie blends and freaky effects to make this map downright spooky (about another five minutes).


About the author

I have far too much fun looking for ways to understand and present data visually, hopefully driving product strategy and engaging users. I work in the ArcGIS Living Atlas team at Esri, pushing and pulling data in all sorts of absurd ways and then sharing the process. I also design user experiences for maps and apps. When I'm not doing those things, I'm chasing around toddlers and wrangling chickens, and generally getting into other ad-hoc adventures. Life is good. You might also like these Styles for ArcGIS Pro:

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