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New Content and Updates to the World Topographic Map Available!

Our user community has provided updates to the World Topographic Map! Contributing to Esri Community Maps is easy!

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

Our contributors are pouring thousands of large-scale map layers in to the database that powers Esri’s Online Basemaps. Click the images below for a detailed view.

Denver City and County, Colorado (Updated building classes and tree inventory)

Lewisville, Texas (New building footprints with labels, and parks)

Southlake, Texas (New building footprints)

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (Additional building footprints)

This Cascade Story Map features select communities where new and updated content is 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.

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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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