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BernSzukalski
Esri Regular Contributor

Much of the content found in Living Atlas is public and ready-to-use in maps, scenes, and apps with no restrictions or authentication required. However, some content is not publicly available and falls into two categories: subscriber, and premium subscriber. Here's what you need to know about both when making maps, scenes, and apps.

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BernSzukalski
Esri Regular Contributor

The World Imagery basemap is updated regularly with newer imagery. When and where updates occur, the previous imagery is replaced and is no longer visible. In the vast majority of cases the updated imagery is better, more recent, and is preferred, but there may be exceptions. For example, the previous imagery may better align with your GIS layers, or may offer fewer shadows, clouds, or snow cover. In these cases, you may want to access a previous version of the World Imagery basemap or layers. Another reason is that you may want to go back in time to view change that has occurred as the result of development, fires, or other events.

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BernSzukalski
Esri Regular Contributor

ArcGIS Living Atlas is updated frequently and has evolved and expanded greatly over the past year. Content is published and released whenever it’s been finalized, making it easy to overlook an update or new offering. The ArcGIS Living Atlas News is published as a regular summary of new content and updates.

The following are highlights from each Living Atlas News blog article, with links to specific sections and the entire post.

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BernSzukalski
Esri Regular Contributor

As announced previously, several of Esri’s raster basemaps moved to mature support in July 2021. Newly introduced ArcGIS Online layer status capabilities make it easy to identify whether your maps are using any of these deprecated basemaps and other deprecated layers. 

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BernSzukalski
Esri Regular Contributor

ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World provides foundation elevation layers and tools to support analysis and visualization across the ArcGIS system. These layers get updated quarterly with high resolution elevation data from federal agencies, open sources, and community maps program. Here's the latest updates as of December 2021.

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BernSzukalski
Esri Regular Contributor

Every year in December, layers are retired from Esri’s content catalog. This blog article by Caitlin Scopel lists the retiring layers and includes links to replacements.

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BernSzukalski
Esri Regular Contributor

Recently there have been some significant improvements to the ways in which we can interact with vector tile maps and vector basemaps in particular. The most important change is that now the Vector Tile Style Editor can be the focus of all of your work.

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BernSzukalski
Esri Regular Contributor

You can use new capabilities in Map Viewer to turn any ArcGIS Living Atlas basemap into a monochrome basemap by changing the background color and using blending. This post by John Nelson explains how...

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BernSzukalski
Esri Regular Contributor

The latest edition of the ArcGIS Living Atlas News has just been published. There's lots of new and improved apps and content and this latest issue delivers a comprehensive summary of what's been published and updated since the last News.

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BernSzukalski
Esri Regular Contributor

The latest basemap and imagery releases include over 65 new and updated communities throughout Europe and North America. To learn more, and to view interactive maps of contributions, see Community Maps Program updates communities... by @ShaneMatthews1 

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