Mapping

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Documentation and other resources for this ArcGIS capability can be accessed from http://desktop.arcgis.com, a new site focused on ArcGIS for Desktop users. In about three weeks we will begin redirecting to that page. Documentation for 10.2 and earlier releases will continue to be accessible.

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Maps help us understand our world relative to our varied needs and interests. Our goal is your success in creating and sharing maps with ArcGIS.

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  • Exploit Your Basemap (11/30/2016)

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  • Earlier this week we updated our Vector Basemap (beta) tiles with additional community content, newer commercial data, and improved map appearance for parts of the world. This is the ninth Vector Basemap update since our Beta 2 release in mid-May. … Continue reading