Share Your Data with the Esri GIS Community
When Esri users share their authoritative data and services, the wider GIS community benefits greatly from having access to more up-to-date, accurate, and verified maps and basemaps. The Community Maps Program facilitates these updates by offering a channel through which organizations can contribute their data to ArcGIS.
To make it easier to submit data, Esri recently released the new Community Maps Editor app in beta. The app streamlines the data submission process by connecting participants with an efficient way to create and edit detailed features for special areas of interest within their communities.
Additional Detail Leads to Better Accuracy
Esri’s Community Maps Program is a cooperative effort to develop a suite of authoritative, global maps for use by a variety of applications, from ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS StoryMaps to mobile and custom web apps. With the Community Maps Program, contributed data is hosted in layers and basemaps in ArcGIS Online, enriching the data available to the Esri community. Contributed data is free to ArcGIS users as part of ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World.
Through Community Maps, Esri includes authoritative data from thousands of organizations in the ArcGIS user community to enhance the following:
Communities can contribute data or services that add detail and context to the...