Community Map Layers Updated for the Arabian Peninsula, Central and Western Europe, United Kingdom and United States

Thanks to user contributions, the World Topographic Map has been updated with many improvements from the Arabian Peninsula to Europe and the United States.

The State of Kuwait has been updated from 1:577K to 1:1K. Kuwait is situated on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula between Iraq and Saudi Arabia. In terms of land area, Kuwait is one of the smallest countries in the world. Although small, it is home to some of the world’s richest oil fields. Kuwait City, the capital city, lies in the heart of the country. The city is home to a large variety of shopping malls and renowned retailers that influence Kuwaiti’s social scene.

Several map layers have been updated in Switzerland with this release, and the updated scale level from 1:36K to 1:1K offers great new detail. The images below compare the old and new design for Davos and Geneva.

Davos, Switzerland

Geneva, Switzerland

Several map layers and features were added to the city of Lucerne, including many new points of interest, building types and urban areas.

Lucerne, Switzerland

If you find yourself in Davos, this Short List Story Map will help you locate the city’s best restaurants and bars.

Also contributed from Esri Switzerland, the Principality of Liechtenstein has been updated.

Cultural and educational centers around the country like the University of Liechtenstein in Hochschule are easily located.

The United Kingdom has been updated from 1:577K to 1:4K.

This release also includes several updates in the United States. Our newest contributor is Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Tulsa boasts one of the largest concentrations of art deco architecture in the United States.  The city thrives on a diverse economy that includes aerospace, finance, technology, telecommunications, high tech, and manufacturing. New content has been provided from 1:9K to 1:1K provides great detail to the downtown district.

Updates to United States content from 1:9K to 1:1K also include Mecklenburg County, NC, Old Dominion University, VA, and Dedham, MA.

Here’s a list of all the community contributors for this release:

  • Country of Kuwait (Topo 1:577k to 1:1k) Update
  • Country of Switzerland and the Prinicipality of Liechtenstein (Topo 1:36k to 1:1k) Update
  • Country of United Kingdom  (Topo 1:577k to 1:4k) Update
  • Tulsa, OK, United States (Topo 1:9k to 1:1k) New Contributor
  • Mecklenburg County, NC, United States (Topo 1:9k to 1:1k) Update
  • Old Dominion University, VA, United States (Topo 1:9k to 1:1k) Update
  • Dedham, MA, United States (Topo 1:9k to 1:1k) Update

These contributions were made through the Community Maps Program. For more information visit the Community Maps Program Resource Center.

The service was updated on the following servers: and If you have previously used the World_Topo_Map, you may need to clear your cache in order to see the updates.

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