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Esri's World Topographic Map updated with new content

Significant updates to the World Topographic Map are available!

Fast Facts!

Just in time for the Esri User Conference, this World Topographic Map release includes new Community Map contributions for states, cities, counties, parks and facility sites across the United States and Canada. This release also includes the 2016 Olympic Village and supporting venues in Rio de Janeiro, and commercially-sourced updates for Israel and North America. Both the Olympic venues and commercially-sourced updates for North America were also added to our World Street Map.

The global feature count for Community Maps has been steadily rising in this first half of 2016. A big thanks to all of our contributors around the world!

These contributions help enhance content in the Living Atlas of the World and add value and usability to Esri’s online basemaps. Through the Community Maps Program, Esri continues to incorporate useful large-scale features as shown in the following Story Map. See information below about becoming part of this community.

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

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 so we can 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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