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Esri Basemaps Updated - 15 New Contributors, 10 Updates, 5 Countries!

Happy New Year Folks! I know you have all been eagerly awaiting the first basemap release of the year. Well, wait no longer – it’s here! How does new and updated map layers and imagery content in five countries, spanning three continents sound? Dig in!

This basemap release includes 25 communities that provided new and updated map layers and imagery to Esri’s Online Basemaps. They include Hong Kong, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, and many cities and counties in the United States as seen in this Story Map.

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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.


If you have previously used any basemap service, 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 mapStreet Map Feedback web map, or the World Imagery 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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