I was wondering if any of you is aware if there is a version of ESRI Basemaps without labels? I would like to create a web map with one of ESRI's basemaps in the background and customized labels on top of it...
For most basemap layers, the labels are included as a separate layer. If there is only one layer, the labels won't be removable. Light gray and dark gray basemaps have removable label layers. To remove them, expand the basemap layer, remove the labels and save the web map. When you add your own label layer, add the layer to the basemap and set it as a reference layer so the labels draw above features. Here is some helpful documentation:
Choose basemap—ArcGIS Online Help | ArcGIS
Thanks for your quick response and useful information!
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