High-Resolution Global Basemaps
Background imagery can serve as a canvas, providing context and validation for your GIS data.
Imagery with Metadata
Satellite imagery for the world, with available layers showing boundaries, places, and transportation including street names and clickable metadata information
Satellite and high-resolution aerial imagery for the world, with political boundaries and place-names
Imagery with Labels and Transportation
Satellite and high-resolution aerial imagery for the world, with political boundaries, roads, and labels for places and roads
Arctic imagery map with 15-meter TerraColor imagery for the polar region
Multispectral, Temporal, Dynamic Image Services
Dynamic image services suitable for visualization and analysis include Landsat, National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP), Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), and elevation data.
A multiresolution layer provides access to elevation values for use in analysis, with functions for slope, aspect, and hillshade.
The National Agriculture Imagery Program acquires aerial imagery during the agricultural growing seasons in the continental United States.
The MODIS instrument aboard Terra and Aqua satellites, the AIRS instrument aboard Aqua, and the OMI instrument aboard Aura are used as sources. Several of the MODIS global products are made available.
Landsat 8 & GLS
Landsat 8's Operational Land Imager collects new imagery for a given location every 16 days. Landsat Global Land Survey (GLS) contains 30-meter-resolution imagery from 1990–2010.
Premium Imagery Content
Access current imagery without needing to manage it, including premium imagery from Nearmap and Hexagon.
Collect and Process Your Own Imagery
If you collect your own imagery, you can use ArcGIS to process, analyze, and maintain it along with your raster data.