Each organization that uses ArcGIS has compiled data that can be used to update and improve the maps and layers in Esri Community Maps.
You can contribute your organization's geographic content and become part of the Community Maps that Esri hosts and publishes online. This program is available to all ArcGIS users and other data providers interested in making their map data broadly available for use by the ArcGIS community and other users. If you are interested, just follow these simple steps to get started:
New to the Community Maps Program?
Already familiar with Community Maps, but want to know more about our recent enhancements to the program?
The Community Maps Program is open to authoritative contributors of map data layers. By authoritative, we mean that the contributing organization either creates or maintains the data layers they intend to contribute and should be responsible for their currency and accuracy. To determine if you meet the requirements to be a Community Maps contributor, ask yourself these questions:
If you answer yes to these questions then you are a perfect candidate for the Community Maps Program. Welcome to the club!
For most organizations the easiest way to contribute content to the Community Maps Program is to migrate their map data layers into the Local Government Information Model. There are plenty of resources and free training available to assist with the migration, and many contributors find that the benefits of the Local Government model extend far beyond Community Maps.
If you would like to contribute content to the World Topographic, Streets or Imagery basemaps, simply apply through our Community Maps Contributor App. This app will take you all the way through the contribution process, from the initial application to uploading and reviewing your content, and to the ultimate release for publication in ArcGIS Online. All you will need to login and get started is an ArcGIS Online account for the contributing organization (as opposed to a personal, individual account).
If you will be contributing bathymetric data to the Ocean basemap please complete the participation form, and a Community Maps representative will contact you.
All contributors will also want to complete the Community Maps Participation Agreement and submit it to the Community Maps Program. Your content can't be published without it. When you participate through the online Community Maps Contributor App, you can accept this agreement during the application process. If you have questions regarding the Participation Agreement, check out this FAQ or contact us.