Data Management

Esri Updates World Topographic Map with Community Contributions

This basemap release includes new Community Map contributions to the World Topographic Map. Areas with new and updated content include several cities, counties and facility sites in the United States and the country of Suriname.

Much of this release includes 32 counties in the state of Missouri, where the Community Maps Team has added thousands of building footprints.

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. Click on the images below for a detailed view.

Carroll County, Maryland

Natrona County, Wyoming

New Castle County, Delaware

Suffolk County, New York

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

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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.

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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 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 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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