Data Management

Community Contributions Enhancing the Living Atlas of the World

New and updated map layers contributed through the Esri Community Maps Program released to the online basemaps!

We recently released basemap content updates including new Community Map contributions for states, cities, counties, and universities across the United States and in six cantons of Switzerland.

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. See information below about becoming part of this community.

Here are two story maps featuring communities where new and updated content are available.  The first shows the addition of map data contributed and published in the basemaps such as World Topographic and World Street map. The second details our World Imagery updates.

Story map of recent Topo and Street map updates to the Living Atlas of the World

Story map of recent World Imagery updates to the Living Atlas of the World

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.

Follow us on Twitter: @LivingAtlas

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 any of the ArcGIS Online basemaps, 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 other feedback or comments, please post them to the ArcGIS Online Discussion Group and the Living Atlas Discussion Group on GeoNet.

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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