As a member of the ArcGIS community, you can contribute your local content to the community topographic basemap of the world. You can provide content for a number of critical map scales and levels of detail for your areas of interest.
Content contributed by GIS organizations in Naperville, Illinois and San Diego, California.
Desired Content for the Topographic Basemap
The table below lists some of the key datasets your organization will need to assemble when building and maintaining a high quality topographic basemap for incorporation within the World Topographic Map. Chances are that your organization collects data for key data themes at a number of appropriate large and medium scales, which can be incorporated and shared using the World Topographic Map.
Required: Minimum required layers necessary for a Community Map topographic map cache
Preferred: Recommended layers for an optimal Community Map topographic map cache
Preferred - AOI only: Recommended layers may be restricted to highlight an Area of Interest
Point of Interest
Download the Data Inventory List for a more detailed description of the data sets you will need to build your topographic basemap. Use it in conjunction with the 'Data Acquisition and Evaluation' chapter of the Community Maps Help System, to identify and evaluate the best available content from which to build your topographic basemap from within your organization's authoritative data holdings.
Please contact us if you have any questions concerning the list of required layers, or suitability of your content. We recognize that you may not have access within your organization to the full suite of required layers. Again, please contact us if this is the case: We can probably help you with alternate or supplementary sources.
Community Map Resources and Events from Esri
Esri hosts a series of workshops for Community Map participants to teach you how to contribute your content to the community topographic basemap. This page provides access to helpful resources, a calendar of events and upcoming workshops, and a way to get connected with other users who are contributing to this effort.
Esri has provided a set of map templates, geodatabase designs, and other helpful resources that you can use to build your topographic basemap and contribute your content to the World Topographic Map. This library of online resources and training is designed to get you jumpstarted with your basemap development.
Click on any of the links in the left-hand menu to access and use the helpful resources.