Imagery & Remote Sensing

World Imagery Updated with more DigitalGlobe and Community Imagery

This week, we updated the World Imagery basemap with more recent imagery from DigitalGlobe and other members of the GIS user community.  This latest update features DigitalGlobe imagery for Northern and Eastern Europe and large parts of Central Asia, as shown below, complementing other areas in the region updated previously.

This is the latest in a series of updates to our World Imagery basemap with imagery provided by DigitalGlobe, expanding on earlier updates in the last few months of 2016.  This is the latest update with Basemap +Vivid imagery, which is now available at 1m resolution (down to Level 17) for the area shown above.  The Basemap +Vivid imagery significantly improves upon the image currency and quality in these countries, as you can see for a few sample areas (tabs 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21) in the story map below.

Over the next few months, Esri will continue to release updates with latest available DigitalGlobe imagery from both Basemap +Vivid and Basemap +Metro products. The next update in early February will include more +Metro updates with sub-meter resolution imagery for hundreds of large metro areas around the world.

Community Maps Imagery

With this update, we have also published new 10cm imagery captured in 2016 for the City of Redding, California. We would like to thank the City for sharing their imagery so it can be made available as part of our World Imagery map. If you have imagery that you’d like to share, please visit our Esri Community Maps for Imagery site to get started!

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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