ArcGIS Content Team

The ArcGIS Content Team publishes online basemap and reference map services, map layers and documents, and tools to use in your GIS work. Our team produces ArcGIS online Map, Task, Event, Community Map, National Map, and Sample Services as well the Data & Maps, StreetMap Premium, and Data Appliance data products for ArcGIS. We love to hear from you, so please post feedback or comments to the ArcGIS Online forum at http://forums.arcgis.com/forums/30-ArcGIS-Online.

Recent Posts

USA Topographic Map services updated

7/22/08—The USA Topographic Map services, NGS_Topo_US and NGS_Topo_US_2D, were updated to include detailed topo maps for the United States with shaded relief imagery. The updates also include more detailed topo maps for Alaska and Hawaii and improvements to the overall image quality of the topo maps. This update was a full replacement of cache at all scales below 1:2m scale for these services.
 
If you have previously used these services, you may need to clear your globe cache in order to see the updates.
 
How to clear the cache in ArcGIS Explorer:

  1. Click Tools > Options.
  2. Expand Cache and click Disk Cache.
  3. Under Cache Clean Up, select All Caches.
  4. Click the Delete Cache button and click Yes to confirm. ArcGIS Explorer will need to restart as part of this process.

How to clear the cache in ArcGlobe:

  1. Right-click the service in the ArcGlobe table of contents.
  2. Click Refresh. It may take several seconds for the cache to be cleared.
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World User Imagery now available

7/22/08—New ArcGIS Online World User Imagery services, CSP_Imagery_World and CSP_Imagery_World_2D, are now available containing data provided through ESRI’s ArcGIS Online Content Sharing Program (CSP). With this initial release, this service contains data for the:

  • State of Massachusetts
  • York County, South Carolina

The CSP_Imagery_World and CSP_Imagery_World_2D services contain 1m or better imagery collected in the past few years for their areas of interest. The services are meant to be overlaid on the ESRI_Imagery_World 2D and 3D services to provide more detailed or current imagery than the ESRI_Imagery_World services.

 

Additional imagery for other areas of interest will be added to the World User Imagery services in subsequent updates. The CSP_Imagery_World and CSP_Imagery_World_2D services will include medium- to high-resolution imagery (ranging from 15m to 1m or better) acquired from various sources. The services will only include the areas and levels for which imagery is available through the CSP and will otherwise return no data. ArcGIS Online services users will have access to free, high quality, useful data made available by organizations who wish to share data inside and outside their organization.

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Selected ArcGIS Online Services to be retired in August

7/11/08—ESRI will conclude the beta period for ArcGIS Online in August. In preparation for this, we intend to retire a set of services that are no longer necessary to retain. Most of these services have either been replaced with more current or complete services or contain outdated information that cannot be maintained.

Below is a list of the services that are to be retired. The services to be retired will include the 2D versions as well (*_2D), if applicable. These services will be retired and removed from the ArcGIS Online servers on or after August 14, 2008. 

Service to Retire Replacement Service
ESRI_StreetMap_NA ESRI_StreetMap_World, which includes more coverage and detail
I3_Topo_US NGS_Topo_US, which includes more coverage and detail
MODIS_BurnZone_SoCal N/A
MDA_Satellite_World ESRI_Imagery_World, which includes more coverage and detail
NASA_Elevation_World ESRI_Elevation_World, which includes more detail
NASA_SatelliteBathy_World ESRI_Imagery_World, which includes more detail
USGS_Elevation_World ESRI_Elevation_World, which includes more coverage
USGS_FirePerimeter_SoCal N/A

In some cases, we have listed services that we recommend you use instead of the service to be retired. We have removed any references to these services from our published maps, but, if you are referencing them in your maps and applications, please update the references before they are retired to prevent any broken connections.

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Planned updates to ArcGIS Online services

6/9/08—On June 9, 2008, at 8 PM PST, the ArcGIS Online services will be upgraded from ArcGIS Server 9.2 to ArcGIS Server 9.3. We do not expect this to affect the availability of the ArcGIS Online services, but you may need to reconnect to the ArcGIS Online servers. However, if you experience any ongoing service availability or performance issues as a result of this change, please post a description of them to this blog.

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Parks and protected areas added to World Street Map and six other services updated

6/5/08—The World Street Map services, ESRI_StreetMap_World and ESRI_StreetMap_World_2D, now include UNEP-WCMC parks and protected areas for the world.

The following services were also updated to include more recent and detailed boundary and place names data and to improve the symbology. The format for the 2D services was updated to improve file size and enable proper display in Internet Explorer 6 browsers for web applications:
ESRI_Boundaries_World and ESRI_Boundaries_World_2D
ESRI_BoundariesPlaces_World and ESRI_BoundariesPlaces_World_2D
ESRI_BoundariesPlacesAlt_World and ESRI_BoundariesPlacesAlt_World_2D

If you have previously used any of these 3D services, you may need to clear your globe cache in order to see the updates.

How to clear the cache in ArcGIS Explorer:

  1. Click Tools > Options.
  2. Expand Cache and click Disk Cache.
  3. Under Cache Clean Up, select All Caches.
  4. Click the Delete Cache button and click Yes to confirm. ArcGIS Explorer will need to restart as part of this process.

How to clear the cache in ArcGlobe:

  1. Right-click the service in the ArcGlobe table of contents.
  2. Click Refresh. It may take several seconds for the cache to be cleared.
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