The ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World has been updated to use new categories for item organization. The categories more closely reflect conventional topics and industries. The categories and subcategories have been consolidated into logical groupings making item discovery more intuitive. Items will be included in only one, and at most two, categories. The new categories will also allow faster Living Atlas contribution.
While a few new categories have been added, many remain the same or have become subcategories. A Trending category has been added where content that is new and noteworthy or related to current events will be featured. Content in this category will be updated frequently. The most notable updates to the Basemaps category is the addition of the Creative Maps subcategory and the Vector Tiles subcategory. This means users can more readily take advantage of the benefits these maps offer.