World Imagery Adds New and Updated Community Contributions

The most recent Imagery basemap updates added five brand new Community Map contributions and seven updated or expanded community contributions. These contributions help enhance content in the Living Atlas of the World. See information below about becoming part of this community. Most of the imagery takes advantage of the recently expanded scales (down to Level 21 or ~1:282). Take this Story Map tour and see the dozen new and updated areas new to the World Imagery basemap.

Story Map

New Community Contributors

  • Charlevoix, QC, Canada (0.30m, 2012)
  • City of Hartford, CT, USA (0.10m, 2014)
  • City of Moncton, NB, Canada (0.075m, 2014)
  • Norfolk County, ON, Canada (0.20m, 2010)
  • Commonwealth of Virginia, USA (0.07m – 0.30m, 2013– 2015)

Updated/Expanded coverage of Community Contributors

  • City of Erlangen, Germany (0.063m, 2013)
  • City of Kelowna, BC, Canada (0.10m, 2015)
  • City of Roseville, CA, USA (0.07m, 2015)
  • State of Texas, USA (0.15m, 2015)
  • County of Vermillion River, AB, Canada (0.40m, 2014)

Contributor Imagery Expanded to Larger Scales

  • City of Olesnica, Poland (expanded to L20)
  • Republic of Suriname (expanded to L20)

Living Atlas Community

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How do I contribute? Join the growing community of Living Atlas of the World contributors. There are two ways to contribute!

Learn more about the ready-to-use content that is available in the Living Atlas of the World, including how you can contribute your maps and data.

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If you have previously used the World Imagery Map, you may need to clear your cache in order to see the updates.

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 Discussion Group and the Living Atlas Discussion Group on GeoNet.

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  1. bjarner says:

    I am using the World Imagery from in my ArcMap project around the Central Western Michigan. I really like the imagery at the scale 1:1,161. But when I zoom out to the to the scale of 1:3,389 I get a lower resolution imagery. Is there way that I view the same imagery (perhaps 1m) at the scale 1:1,161 even when I zoom out?

    • bjarner says:

      Or if there is a way to change the scale when aerial image switches? In the layer properties, it specifically says that “sublayers can’t be turned on or off”. Would the older version be archived/saved anywhere?