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Ready-to-use digital maps for your apps

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Bring the power of location to your applications and workflows with basemaps, which are ready-to-use maps that serve as the geographic foundation for your apps. Access a global collection of basemaps with localized languages and geographies, which can be customized to meet your unique needs.

Understand geographic context

Basemaps serve as a foundational layer in your applications. Choose from dozens of prestyled basemaps designed by our team of professional cartographers.

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Global to local geographies

Basemaps provide realistic depictions of the earth at multiple scales and use authoritative data as reference sources. Available in more than 40 languages, basemaps provide a global digital mapping solution trusted by commercial, governmental, and scientific agencies around the world.

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Customizable by design

Choose from a variety of prepared maps that can be personalized to fit your needs. Basemaps enable dynamic cartography and provide the flexibility to create your own styles. You can fully customize your map by selecting the colors, patterns, and labels that meet your organization's unique needs.

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Maps made simple

Computer-generated map of Glen Arbor and Glen Lake in Michigan

Choose a map style

Select a map that meets your needs. Maps are interactive and authoritative.

Embed basemaps directly into your app

Quickly add Esri basemaps to your applications. Maps are optimized for web, mobile, and desktop applications.

More than 40 languages

Ready-to-use maps in the language of your choice.


Create custom designs

Let's style a map. Easily select a map style and customize it to suit your needs.

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