Living Atlas data at Your Fingertips in ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro users enjoy ready to use data at their fingertips!

The Living Atlas of the World is the foremost collection of global geographic information used to support critical decision making. It includes beautiful and authoritative maps on thousands of topics. Explore the multitude of layers and maps and combine them to your own work to enhance your project.

In Pro, you can view the collection from the Project pane, Project view or the Add Data dialog box. There are several options to access awesome data!

Let’s go through the three ways to add Living Atlas data to your project. I have hospital locations and would like to know the population density of the surrounding areas. This would be useful to estimate how busy a hospital may be based on the amount of people in the service area. First, the Project pane!

Project Pane

Now let’s go through the additional ways to access the Living Atlas…

Project View

Add Data

In conclusion, there are three great ways to use Living Atlas data in your ArcGIS Pro projects! With Add Data, you can add the map image layer directly to the map. The Project View and Pane also allow for adding the ready-made web maps! If you would like to learn more or contribute to the Living Atlas of the World, visit our story map or contribution page.

About the author

Julia Holtzclaw is a Senior Product Engineer on ArcGIS Living Atlas's Demographic and Policy Maps Teams. When not exploring new ways to map demographics, she's walking with her pups or enjoying a cup of espresso.


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