Web map zoom levels updated

By Aileen Buckley, Research Cartographer


Quite some time ago, I wrote a blog post about the zoom levels used for web maps. Since these have been expanded to include even larger scales, I am updating them here. There are now 23 levels that range from a global scale (zoom level 0 at about 1:591,000,000) to a local scale (zoom level 23 at about 1:70).

I don’t have time right now to update all of the info in the original post, but you should be aware that a lot of it needs to be updated! In the meantime, at least this info is now up to date! Hope this helps those of you who need this!

Scale is the RF 1:XX 

Levels of Detail: 24

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Terry Coe
Terry Coe

when using this scale for my applications vector tile base maps, I am having an issue with the labeling of the individual streets rendering in Level 18 (which is the lowest my app allows). Have you had a similar experience?

Laura Roy
Laura Roy

Is there a table in the ArcGIS Online documentation that describes the zoom levels and what they are best used for?

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