Slow Performance when using 'Add Data from ArcGIS Online' when working in ArcMap

Discussion created by GTSmith on May 28, 2013
Hi all,

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to improve performance when using 'add data from ArcGIS Online' when working in ArcMap. I am trying to use "the community basemap" in a number of projects but the overall performance in ArcMap, when accessing the community basemap from ArcGIS Online, is painfully slow. I tried a 'clip to shape' to reduce the community basemap to a small area/size but this doesn't seem to influence performance. Is there any way to really 'clip' Online maps and store them on my computer? Or are there any suggestions that might improve preformance? Our internet service is fast too, about 92 Mbps.