ArcGIS Content Team

The ArcGIS Content Team publishes online basemap and reference map services, map layers and documents, and tools to use in your GIS work. Our team produces ArcGIS online Map, Task, Event, Community Map, National Map, and Sample Services as well the Data & Maps, StreetMap Premium, and Data Appliance data products for ArcGIS. We love to hear from you, so please post feedback or comments to the ArcGIS Online forum at

Recent Posts

Maintenance upgrade to ArcGIS Online map servers in early June


The Esri ArcGIS Online Basemap system (i.e.,, will be upgraded from ArcGIS 10.2 for Server to ArcGIS 10.3 for Server in early June. The update will improve system stability and performance, with no known issues at this time. … Continue reading

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World Imagery basemap updated with NAIP imagery for the United States


The World Imagery basemap now includes more recent 1-meter resolution imagery for much of the United States. The addition of USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) imagery from the National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) now provides NAIP 2013 imagery for 23 states … Continue reading

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Street Map Premium for ArcGIS now available for the Middle East and Africa


StreetMap Premium for ArcGIS Middle East and Africa enhanced street dataset is now available. The dataset provides routing, geocoding, and high-quality cartographic display for a number of countries in the Middle East and Africa using ArcGIS for Desktop or ArcGIS for … Continue reading

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March Updates to the ArcGIS Online Basemaps


New contributions to the imagery basemap were published last week on ArcGIS Online, covering 3 communities from across the country. Haldimand County, located in southern Ontario on the shores of Lake Erie, contributed their 2010, 20cm resolution imagery. Across the … Continue reading

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Hundreds of urban areas updated in World Imagery basemap


With our most recent release, the World Imagery basemap now contains updated coverage of more than 230 urban areas around the globe. This is our third, and by far the largest, batch of Pléiades imagery released. We released Pléiades imagery … Continue reading

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Access a World of Content in ArcGIS Online


Data is a critical element in any decision making. Whether it is improving the operation of utility networks, developing public safety response plans, or performing site selection analysis, access to accurate and up-to-date data is key to better insights. ArcGIS … Continue reading

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Dark Gray Canvas expands coverage


Our most recent map update greatly expands the large scale coverage of the Dark Gray Canvas Base and Reference layers. Europe, including Russia, was added at scales ~1:288k down to ~1:9k (levels 11 to 16). This is the first basemap … Continue reading

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Global urban areas updated with Pléiades imagery


As part of our continuing effort to update the World Imagery basemap, the next batch of Pléiades imagery was released for an additional 34 urban areas around the globe.  This is the second batch of Pléiades imagery released this year; … Continue reading

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Dark Gray Canvas basemap now available for your use


Just as the dark sky at night allows the stars and nebula to shine, a new basemap from Esri allows you to create exciting new maps of your data. The Dark Gray Canvas basemap is now available on our production servers … Continue reading

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SPOTMaps Satellite Imagery updates on


In our last two World Imagery updates, we’ve updated more than 37 million square kilometers of imagery with 2.5m SPOTMaps imagery from CNES/Airbus Defence and Space. The new SPOTMaps imagery replaces and enhances areas that previously displayed less than ideal … Continue reading

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