Tag Archives: Basemap
By Andrew Green, Basemap Project Manager We recently updated and expanded coverage of our World Street and World Topographic basemaps in three regions of the Western Hemisphere. You may never find that elusive “place called Kokomo” the Beach Boys sing about, … Continue reading
We’ve all been there – some real-world phenomenon has been observed and crunched into data, and now that data is ready to share on a map…this is the part where the map data has to be transformed into information. Maps can … Continue reading
The World Street Map was recently updated to include additional coverage for the Middle East and North Africa. The World Light Gray Base and World Light Gray Reference canvas maps were updated with similar coverage.
The World Street Map was recently updated to include additional coverage for Ghana and India.
Esri released its beautiful Ocean Basemap in June 2011. Some of you have been asking for a style that contains the colors used to symbolize the bathymetry in that basemap. Now you can download the Ocean Basemap color style, which contains the colors used to display the bathymetry in the Esri Ocean Basemap. Continue reading
Last night, the ArcGIS Online team updated the following map services with updated coverage in Europe and Russia: World Street Map—This map also includes updated coverage for Japan World Transportation World Boundaries and Places World Boundaries and Places Alternate The … Continue reading
The ArcGIS Online team recently updated the following map services with updated coverage in North America: World Street Map World Transportation World Boundaries and Places World Boundaries and Places Alternate The latest update has a number of improvements from the … Continue reading
By Tim Ormsby, Esri Technical Writer
Basemaps are the background maps that give visual context to your subject matter. A layer of ordinary features—like airports—gains depth and meaning when you display it on reference geography (figure 1). Esri basemaps look better than anything most of us could make on our own—and they take no time to compile and just a moment to add to your map.
By Aileen Buckley, Mapping Center Lead
In case you missed the original announcement back in mid-December, National Geographic and Esri have collaborated on the production of a new basemap that reflects the NG cartographic design, typographic style, and map policies.
This basemap provides a visually appealing background for web mapping applications for mobile users, consumers, and educational purposes, and is also well suited as a general reference map for many GIS projects. Continue reading