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Community content added to Esri's online basemaps

Large-scale content continues to pour into the online basemaps. Over 160 million features added to the Community Maps database so far this year!

This basemap release includes new Community Map contributions to the World Topographic and World Imagery Map and updates to the World Street Map. Areas with new and updated content include several cities and counties in the United States and areas within the United Kingdom.

These contributions help enhance content in the Living Atlas of the World through the Community Maps Program and add value and usability to Esri’s online basemaps. These compelling examples speak for themselves.

City and Borough of Wrangell, Alaska

Smith County, Texas

Yucaipa, California

Spokane, Washington

This Map Journal features select communities where new and updated content are available.

In addition to community-sourced imagery, the World Imagery Map has been updated with new content from DigitalGlobe. Read more>

Living Atlas Community

How do I Use? Combine content from the Living Atlas with your own data. Create powerful new maps and applications!

How do I contribute? Join the growing community of Living Atlas of the World contributors. There are two ways to contribute!

Living Atlas Newsletter: This newsletter will keep you and other members of the Living Atlas user community informed through success stories, examples of applied use, visibility of new content, announcements about events, and other useful resources and information. Subscribe to the Esri News for the Living Atlas Community. You can have the newsletter sent right to your inbox by subscribing here.

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Share your story: How has contributing to the Living Atlas Community benefited your organization and community? Has your participation helped meet a particular challenge? Has your applied use of Living Atlas content solved a problem or help meet a goal? Email me at to promote your success.


If you have previously used the World Topographic MapWorld Imagery Map, or World Streets Map, you may need to clear your cache in order to see the updates.

If you have feedback on content, try our Topographic Map Feedback web map.

If you have feedback on content, try our Imagery Map Feedback web map.

If you have feedback on content, try our Streets Map Feedback web map.

If you have other feedback or comments, please post them to the ArcGIS Online Discussion Group and the Living Atlas Discussion Group on GeoNet.

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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