Esri Community Maps ProgramShare Your Data with the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Community
What Is the Esri Community Maps Program?Through the Community Maps Program, your organization can publish its geographic data as part of a community map. Your content will be integrated with content from other data providers, then published through ArcGISSM Online as a map service that anybody can use freely.
Why Participate? Your users will be able to use the maps with ArcGIS
Desktop, ArcGIS Explorer, and ArcGIS Server Web mapping applications or a standard Internet Web browser.
Data content is hosted and maintained by Esri to ensure high performance.
Access your map data 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Esri will deliver your data back to you in ready-to-use ArcGIS Server map cache format, allowing you to publish it in your own services.
Esri China (Hong Kong) Limited provided detailed street map data for Hong Kong.
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What Can I Contribute? Esri is looking for detailed data to enhance its imagery, street map, and topographic map offerings. The focus of the Community Maps Program is on expanding coverage and adding more details, such as parcels, digital elevation models, and building footprints, to existing basemaps.
What Tools Are Available?To help you prepare your data for online publishing and to ensure uniform, high-quality cartography, we offer several map templates. These templates include map documents, sample data, and symbol style files that you can download and use to create your map.
How Do I Participate?If you would like to participate in the Community Maps Program, visit esri.com/communitymaps for more details and to fill out the participation form.esri.com/communitymaps
The City of Pasadena, California, contributed detailed data of the city for use in the World Topographic Map.
Image Courtesy of Instituto Geogrfico Portugus (IGP)