importing basemap or layer from other source

Discussion created by jeremyschubert on Feb 16, 2013
Latest reply on Feb 19, 2013 by mminami-esristaff
Hi all, I'm a newbie at this so thanks in advance for any and all help.

1.  Is a layer and a base-map basically the same thing, just a base-map is the starting map and layers are subsequent maps?

2.  I've created a base map using Bing street maps.  Is it possible to import the information from either of these sites: