It’s here, it’s here! A beta firefly basemap service! Check it…
- The new Firefly basemap
- A sample of Firefly in ArcGIS Online
- Hang on, what/why is Firefly?
- Cool-blue and warm-red firefly picture symbols
At broad scales, the firefly basemap is nearly fully desaturated. As you zoom in, color is gradually restored until street-level imagery is shown in full color.
How to Add a Label Reference Layer
If you’d like a labeled reference layer atop the Firefly basemap tiles, I’ve found the “Human Geography Dark Label” reference layer to be the best. In ArcGIS Online, you can find it by choosing Add then Search for layers.
Give It A Spin
So try out this service and let us know what you think here in the comments. This is a beta version of the Firefly basemap so I’d sure love it if you share how you are using it and what ideas you have. Thanks!
Happy Firefly Mapping, John