Tag: National Geographic

National Geographic Historic and Reference Maps Available in ArcGIS Online


ArcGIS Online includes a living atlas of the world with beautiful and authoritative maps on many topics, including a rich and growing collection of historical maps from several leading publishers.  With the latest addition to this collection, National Geographic has … Continue reading

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The 2014 Community Maps Tour Dates Being Scheduled!

Community Maps Tour 2014

The Community Maps Team is taking a road trip across America. The 2014 Community Maps Tour is being scheduled. Members of our team will be making several stops this year to a town near you. We will be conducting Technical … Continue reading

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Beyond basemaps – An introduction to the Living Atlas


Esri’s content landscape has expanded tremendously. Through sharing content in hosted cloud services, access to a suite of basemaps and topics that describe earth, people, life and urban systems are available to everyone. Esri is building a global community; it … Continue reading

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Changes to ArcGIS Desktop basemaps

The National Geographic basemap has now been added to the File > Add Data > Add Basemap dialog in ArcGIS Desktop 10. It has also been added into the list of basemaps that appears if you choose the File > Add Data From ArcGIS Online command in ArcGIS Desktop 9.3.1.


In the Add Basemap dialog, the Shaded Relief basemap entry has been removed in order to make space for the National Geographic basemap and keep the number of basemaps to 12. However, we have updated the Terrain basemap so that it includes the Shaded Relief service. So if you want to add shaded relief to your map, choose the Terrain basemap, and then in the Table Of Contents you can choose between the terrain service and the shaded relief service, whichever looks best for your map. The layer also includes reference overlays that you can turn on.

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National Geographic basemap added to gallery

With the most recent ArcGIS Online update the National Geographic basemap (announced in a previous post) can now be directly accessed from the basemap gallery in the ArcGIS.com map viewer and Explorer Online.

ArcGIS basemap gallery

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ArcGIS Online National Geographic World Map now available

In cooperation with National Geographic, Esri recently released the National Geographic World Map. Esri and National Geographic collaborated to produce a high-quality basemap that reflects  National Geographic’s cartographic design, typographic style, and map policies. View a web map.

Image of National Geographic World Map showing Europe

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