Imagery & Remote Sensing

Exciting Community Map Updates to World Imagery Basemap

The World Imagery map was recently updated with a few exciting new imagery contributions made available by Esri users and partners through the Community Maps program.  This includes recent, high-resolution imagery from our user community for:

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In addition, two communities that are often featured in Esri demos and solution templates have been updated with very recent and high-resolution imagery from nearmap, an Esri partner:

The nearmap imagery is 7cm per pixel resolution, which is suitable for display down to Level 21 (~1:282 scale) in our tiling scheme. The nearmap imagery for Redlands and Naperville was acquired in Q4 of 2015, which significantly improves the currency in these areas.

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Additional imagery from nearmap is available by subscription through the ArcGIS Marketplace. This includes nearmap US PhotoMaps™, which provides access to current, high-resolution imagery for numerous metro areas across the United States. The nearmap imagery is provided as a temporal ArcGIS image service that includes recent imagery acquired on multiple dates for a given area, with coverage for over 50% of the US population.  The image service can be consumed in a variety of ArcGIS applications.

Esri would like to thank all of these contributors for helping to enhance and update the World Imagery basemap, one of our most popular Community Maps offerings.

About the author

Deane Kensok has been with Esri since 1990 and is currently the ArcGIS Content CTO and a member of the Living Atlas team. For the past twenty years, Deane has worked on a variety of Internet mapping and data publishing products and projects, which have led to his current work with ArcGIS Online and the Living Atlas.

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