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2015

The World Topographic Map and World Imagery Map have both been updated with new content! Esri is curating an immense and rapidly growing collection of ready-to-use maps, imagery, and geo-referenced data for the world. This online collection of authoritative content, together with the new Web GIS pattern, is having a profound impact on the way people apply GIS. As part of ArcGIS Online, Esri’s Basemaps support a vast GIS community. Thank You to our Contributors and Partners who help support the Living Atlas of the World by providing data and enriching these amazing resources.

This release incorporates new content and updates for cities, counties and facility sites in the United States and the Netherlands.

Topographic Map Contributor Spotlights

View this tour of the new and updated content in the World Topographic Map.

Topographic Contributors in this Release

  • Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA – LAX), CA (Topo 1:18k to 1:1k) New Contributor
  • Newport Beach, CA (Topo 1:9k to 1:1k) New Contributor
  • Utah County, UT (Topo 1:18k to 1:1k) New Contributor
  • Appleton, WI (Topo 1:9k to 1:1k) Update
  • Bakersfield, CA (Topo 1:9k to 1:1k) Update
  • Bismarck, ND (Topo 1:9k to 1:1k) Update
  • Los Angeles County, CA (Topo 1:18k to 1:1k) Update
  • Marietta, GA (Topo 1:9k to 1:1k) Update
  • Mesa, AZ (Topo 1:9k to 1:1k) Update
  • Outagamie County, WI (Topo 1:9k to 1:1k) Update
  • Sarpy County, NE (Topo 1:9k to 1:1k) Update
  • Tampa, FL (Topo 1:9k to 1:1k) Update

Imagery Map Contributor Spotlights

View this tour of the new and updated content in the World Imagery Map.

Imagery Contributors in this Release

  • Haines, AK (Imagery 1:36k to 1:1k) New Contributor
  • Netherlands (Imagery 1:36k to 1:1k) Update

Living Atlas Community

Share your maps and data: Do you want to join the growing community of Living Atlas of the World contributors? Learn more about the ready-to-use content that is available in the Living Atlas of the World, including how you can contribute your maps and data.

Living Atlas Newsletter: This newsletter will keep you and other members of the Living Atlas user community informed through success stories, examples of applied use, visibility of new content, announcements about events, and other useful resources and information. Subscribe to the Esri News for the Living Atlas Community. You can have the newsletter sent right to your inbox by subscribing here.

Share your story: How has contributing to the Living Atlas Community benefited your organization and community? Has your participation helped meet a particular challenge? Has your applied use of Living Atlas content solved a problem or help meet a goal? Email us at communitymaps@esri.com so we can promote your success. Here is a great example: Community Focus: How Hosting Imagery on ArcGIS Online is Helping Fargo, ND

Feedback

If you have previously used the World_Topo_Map or World_Imagery, you may need to clear your cache in order to see the updates.

If you have feedback on content, try our Topographic Map Feedback web map or Imagery Map Feedback web map.

If you have other feedback or comments, please post them to the ArcGIS Online Discussion Group and the Living Atlas Discussion Group on GeoNet.

Please join us on September 17, 2015, for a free, live training seminar to see the ready-to-use content in the Living Atlas of the World and learn how you can use it to enhance your ArcGIS maps and apps.

 

Program managers Deane Kensok and Sean Breyer will demonstrate how content -- curated from the very best of all ArcGIS Online content -- can be easily consumed in your ArcGIS projects and tasks to derive deeper insights from your existing data.

 

Maps and More: Discover the Living Atlas of the World is being offered at three times: 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 3:00 p.m. (PDT). You will be able to join the seminar approximately 30 minutes prior to each time it is scheduled to begin. Please share this information with others in your organization who may benefit from this no-cost training.

 

The Living Atlas Team

The World Topographic Map and World Imagery Map have both been updated with new content! Esri is curating an immense and rapidly growing collection of ready-to-use maps, imagery, and geo-referenced data for the world. This online collection of authoritative content, together with the new Web GIS pattern, is having a profound impact on the way people apply GIS. As part of ArcGIS Online, Esri’s Basemaps support a vast GIS community. Thank You to our Contributors and Partners who help support the Living Atlas of the World by providing data and enriching these amazing resources. This release incorporates new content and updates for cities and counties in Canada, the Philippines and the United States.

Topographic Map Contributor Spotlight

View this tour of the new and updated content in the World Topographic Map. Let’s welcome our newest contributors:

Topographic Contributors in this Release

 

  • Madison County, IN (Topo 1:9k to 1:1k) New Contributor
  • Manila, Philippines
  • Over 125 Canadian Communities
  • Cass County, ND
  • City of Fargo, ND
  • Jefferson County, ID
  • New York, NY
  • Rio Rancho, NM

 

Imagery Map Contributor Spotlight

View this tour of the new and updated content in the World Imagery Map

 

  • Le Domaine-du-Roy, QC, Canada (Imagery 1:36k to 1:1k) New Contributor
  • Stony Plain, AB, Canada (Imagery 1:36k to 1:1k) New Contributor
  • Okanagan-Similkameen, BC, Canada (Imagery 1:36k to 1:1k) Update

 

Living Atlas Community

Share your maps and data: Do you want to join the growing community of Living Atlas of the World contributors? Learn more about the ready-to-use content that is available in the Living Atlas of the World, including how you can contribute your maps and data.

Living Atlas Newsletter: This newsletter will keep you and other members of the Living Atlas user community informed through success stories, examples of applied use, visibility of new content, announcements about events, and other useful resources and information. Subscribe to the Esri News for the Living Atlas Community. You can have the newsletter sent right to your inbox by subscribing here.

Share your story: How has contributing to the Living Atlas Community benefited your organization and community? Has your participation helped meet a particular challenge? Has your applied use of Living Atlas content solved a problem or help meet a goal? Email us at communitymaps@esri.com so we can promote your success.

 

Feedback

If you have previously used the World_Topo_Map or World_Imagery, you may need to clear your cache in order to see the updates.

If you have feedback on content, try our Topographic Map Feedback web map or Imagery Map Feedback web map.

If you have other feedback or comments, please post them to the ArcGIS Online Discussion Group and the Living Atlas Discussion Group on GeoNet.

Esri News for the Living Atlas Community includes information about the collection of ready-to-use content in the Living Atlas of the World, available through the ArcGIS platform. If you know others who would benefit from this newsletter, please invite them to subscribe.

 

For the past five years, Esri’s ArcGIS Content Team has freely hosted contributed content from our user community through the Community Maps Program.  The program has given thousands of organizations the ability to contribute their authoritative data to Esri’s ArcGIS Online basemaps .  In turn, these basemaps have enabled our users to get their work done more efficiently and in the context of their particular base data. This concept of open data and sharing has now expanded well beyond our basemaps. Today, Esri hosts the most comprehensive collection of geographic content available.

 

The Community Map is now part of the Living Atlas of the World. Available through ArcGIS Online, the Living Atlas is a vast array of themed content, hand selected from all the content in ArcGIS Online, which enables the global exploration of people, places, and the natural and man-made systems that impact them. On-demand access to the valuable maps, data layers, datasets, and tools in the Living Atlas are used by governments, organizations, and individuals to achieve their goals and tell their stories.

 

This newsletter will keep you and other members of the Living Atlas user community informed through success stories, examples of applied use, visibility of new content, announcements about events, and other useful resources and information.

 

I encourage you to share this newsletter with others who may benefit from its content by inviting them to subscribe (add link).  Likewise, I invite you to contact me with feedback about the newsletter and what you would like to see in future issues.  I am glad you have joined us in helping to build the Living Atlas of the World!