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The World Imagery and World Topographic Maps have been updated with Community Contributions

New content, expanded coverage and updates to the World Imagery and World Topographic Maps available!

The most recent ArcGIS Online basemap release includes new and updated Community Map contributions to the World Imagery and World Topographic Maps. The World Imagery Map now includes new high resolution imagery for Sauk County, Wisconsin, and select parts of Texas. The World Topographic Map includes new and updated content for cities and counties throughout the United States.

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

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Sauk County, Wisconsin

Durham County, North Carolina

Grand Forks, North Dakota

Scott County, Minnesota

Solano County, California

This Story Map Series visits selected areas in several 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.

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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 so we can promote your success.


If you have previously used the World Topographic Map or World Imagery 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 or Imagery 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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