Imagery & Remote Sensing

World Imagery Updated with more DigitalGlobe and Contributor Imagery

Last 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 Argentina, as well as the Caribbean and parts of Central America as shown below.

This is the fourth in a series of planned updates to our World Imagery basemap with imagery provided by DigitalGlobe, expanding on our initial update in Septembersecond update in early October, and third update in late October.  This is the latest update with Basemap +Vivid imagery, which is now available at 1m resolution (down to Level 17) for Argentina, the Caribbean and parts of Central America.  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 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) in the story map below.

World Imagery Enhancements
Samples of World Imagery Enhancements with DigitalGlobe Imagery

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 updates in December will include +Vivid updates for several more countries as well as +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 or updated imagery for the communities below:

We would like to thank these contributors 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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