Community contributions added to Topographic and Imagery Basemaps

The ArcGIS Content Team has updated the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World with enhancements to both the World Topographic Map and the World Imagery Map with user contributed content. This ArcGIS Online release includes 4 new contributors and 1 update.

Our newest contributor to the World Topographic Map is the Country of Denmark. Content from 1:288k to 1:1k is provided by Esri’s distributor, Informi GIS A/S.  This update provides great local detail for trip planning and making your way through the busy streets of Copenhagen.

Copenhagen, Denmark, 1:4.5k

One of the most noticeable improvements is the addition of detailed building footprints throughout the entire country – from the largest cities down to individual farm buildings.  In the example below, the top half shows the new content compared to the same area in our previous edition.

Aarhus, Denmark, 1:4.5k

We updated the topographic basemap on the Island of Bermuda. Data contributed by Esri Business Partner BELCO is displayed from 1:288k down to 1:1k.  The road network is the primary feature updated in this release. The basemap now contains more complete road detail including this area around Tuckers Point Golf Course in the northeastern part of the Main Island.

Bermuda, 1:4.5k

This ArcGIS Online release also includes four new contributors to the World Imagery Map.

We welcome Berlin, Germany, as one of our newest contributors to ArcGIS Online. The 20cm high-resolution imagery over Berlin is available at the 1:36k to 1:1k scale range.

Berlin, Germany, 1:9k

Berlin, 1:2k

New imagery contributions in North America include towns in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario, Canada.  These include updated content from 1:36k to 1:1k.

In Alberta, areas surrounding Canmore, including the hamlet of Harvie Heights, now display 15cm imagery visible at 1:36k and larger scales.  Over downtown Canmore, the 15cm high-resolution imagery appears online at 1:2k and 1:1k.

Harvie Heights, Alberta, Canada, 1:9k

Canmore, Alberta, Canada, 1:1k

In Ontario, the Greater Sudbury area is updated with contributed 50cm imagery.  In areas surrounding Sudbury, like the community of Skead along Lake Wanapitei, contributor imagery appears from 1:36k down to 1:1k. In downtown Sudbury, the contributor imagery displays at 1:2k and 1:1k.

Skead, Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, 1:36k

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, 1:1k

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

World Topographic:

World Imagery:

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

The service was updated on the following servers: and If you have previously used the World Topographic Map or World Imagery map, you may need to clear your cache in order to see the updates.

If you have feedback on content, try our Topographic Map Feedback web map.

If you have feedback on content, try our Imagery Map Feedback web map.

If you have other feedback or comments, please post them to the ArcGIS Online forum.

Metadata for Imagery Map: This service is metadata-enabled. With the Identify tool in ArcMap or the World Imagery with Metadata web map, you can see the resolution, collection date, and source of the imagery at the location you click. The metadata applies only to the best available imagery at that location. You may need to zoom in to view the best available imagery.

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