Tag: topographic

Bridging the Americas with large-scale basemap updates

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By Andrew Green, Basemap Project Manager We recently updated and expanded coverage of our World Street and World Topographic basemaps in three regions of the Western Hemisphere. You may never find that elusive “place called Kokomo” the Beach Boys sing about, … Continue reading

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World Topographic Map community content added for Morocco, Slovakia and the United States

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We recently deployed additional community contributions to the World Topographic Map (World_Topo_Map). These include the countries of Morocco and Slovakia as well as several areas in the United States.

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World Topographic Map community content added for Finland and the United States

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We recently deployed additional community contributions to the World Topographic Map (World_Topo_Map). These include the country of Finland as well as several areas in the United States. Helsinki, Finland, at 1:36k Helsinki, Finland, at 1:9k Here’s a list of all … Continue reading

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World Topographic Map updated with content for the Middle East, North Africa, and the United States

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We recently deployed additional community contributions to the World Topographic Map (World_Topo_Map). These include the countries of Jordan and Saudi Arabia as well as several areas in the United States. Also, new coverage was added for parts of the Middle … Continue reading

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World Topographic Map updated with community content for Hong Kong, Macau, and the United States

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We recently deployed additional community contributions to the World Topographic Map (World_Topo_Map). These include Hong Kong and Macau as well as several areas in the United States. Community contributions also were added to the World Imagery map (World Imagery release … Continue reading

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Data Appliance 5.0 for ArcGIS is shipping

The Data Appliance 5.0 for ArcGIS began shipping last
week. 

Data Appliance for ArcGIS storage device containing terabytes of ready-to-use maps

This version of the Data Appliance includes a lot of new data, similar to what was launched online last week. New levels of detail were added at 1:1,000 and 1:2,000 scales in many metropolitan areas around the world for World Street Map, World Topogaphic Map, World Transportation, and World Boundaries and Places. We also added nationwide coverage at 1:5,000 in the same countries outside of the metropolitan areas.

For imagery, the update also includes the latest Aerials Express and NAIP imagery for the United States.

For more details on what’s new in the Data Appliance 5.0 for ArcGIS, visit the ArcGIS Content Resource Center.

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Using USGS topos as your basemap

 

With a recent ArcGIS Online update the USA Topo basemap (containing the USGS topo map services) no longer appears in the ArcGIS.com map viewer and Explorer Online basemap galleries. The basemap was replaced by others having more global coverage.

 

Though it no longer appears in the gallery, the USGS topographic maps continue to be available and can be easily found and used as your basemap whenever you want. Here’s an easy way how to find and use them as your basemap:

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Open the ArcGIS.com map viewer with a new map and click Add, then choose Search for Layers:

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ArcGIS Online World Topographic Basemap recently updated

The ArcGIS Online World Topographic Basemap is part of the Community Maps Program, and is updated regulary with data contributed by the GIS community.

Learn about the most recent updates in the following ArcGIS Online Blog posts:

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