World Imagery Basemap’s Recent Updates

More than a dozen community contributions were recently published to the Living Atlas World Imagery basemap. These enhancements include new community additions, updates to existing contributor content, and expansion of imagery down to larger scales (1:262). View this story map for a complete tour.

  • Berlin, Germany
  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Colleton County, South Carolina
  • Contra Costa County, California
  • Dakota County, Minnesota
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • City of Lincoln & Lancaster County, Nebraska
  • Marin County, California
  • Napa County, California
  • New Zealand (select areas)
  • Santa Rosa, California
  • Sonoma County, California
  • West Kelowna, British Columbia

The areas updated show changes like recent development in Hamburg (Alter Güterbahnhof):

Before and Now:


The additions also update and improve uniformity in image quality in areas such as Brampton, Ontario:

Before and Now:


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

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

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  1. Andrew Green says:

    More World Imagery is planned to be updated next week… including DigitalGlobe Metro content for more than 100 metro areas around the world.

    • tinknatres says:

      This comment was written 5 months ago and we still only have 2011-2012 hi-res aerial imagery for the Oklahoma City area and most of Oklahoma. If, by updates, you are talking NAIP aerials, that is a poor response. Those aerials are 1 meter resolution and pretty worthless except for the most general mapping. With the resources that ESRI has and a President worth $3.1 billion, it is not hard to see where the money goes that we spend on this overpriced, poorly written, pathetically slow software. We should be getting new aerials on the World Imagery basemap every year. Guess I will go back to using Google Earth.