Directory of maps and data

The following Data Appliance 6.2 for ArcGIS services are available for you to publish and use with your ArcGIS applications. Click the service name to view a full service description including copyright and attribution information.

The services are grouped into the following categories:

  • Basemaps—Layers meant to be used on their own or overlaid with other layers
  • Reference layers—Layers intended to be overlaid on basemaps to provide reference information
  • Terrain data—Layers of elevation and terrain data
  • Elevation Analysis tools—Geoprocessing tools for performing analysis on elevation data

Basemaps

National Geographic World Map

National Geographic World Map

This map is designed to be used as a general reference map for informational and educational purposes as well as a basemap by GIS professionals and other users.

USA Topographic Maps

USA Topographic Maps

This map presents land-cover imagery for the world and detailed topographic maps for the United States at various scales.

World Dark Gray Base

World Dark Gray Base

This map draws attention to your thematic content by providing a neutral background with minimal colors, labels, and features.

World Imagery

World Imagery basemap

This map is a compilation of satellite and aerial imagery worldwide.

World Light Gray Base

World Light Gray Base

This basemap provides a neutral background for your data with minimal colors, labels, and features.

World Ocean Base

World Ocean Base

This map includes bathymetry and inland waters and roads, overlaid on land-cover and shaded relief imagery.

World Physical Map

World Physical Map

This map presents the Natural Earth physical map for the world.

World Shaded Relief

World Shaded Relief map

This map portrays surface elevation as shaded relief. It is intended for use as a basemap layer to add shaded relief to other GIS maps.

World Street Map

World Street Map

This map presents a street map with highway-level data for the world and detailed streets in many populated areas of the world.

World Topographic Map

World Topographic Map

This map includes administrative boundaries, cities, water features, physiographic features, parks, landmarks, highways, roads, railways, and airports.

Reference layers

World Boundaries and Places

World Boundaries and Places reference layer

This map includes country boundaries, first-order (state/province) internal administrative boundaries for most countries, and place-names for the world. The map is designed to be overlaid on imagery basemaps.

World Boundaries and Places Alternate

World Boundaries and Places Alternate reference layer

This map includes country boundaries, first-order (state/province) internal administrative boundaries for most countries, and place-names for the world. The map is designed to be overlaid on lighter backgrounds such as shaded relief basemaps.

World Dark Gray Reference

World Dark Gray Reference layer

This map provides labels for selected cities and towns around the world, in support of the World Dark Gray Base map.​

World Light Gray Reference

World Light Gray Reference layer

This reference map provides labels for selected cities and towns around the world in support of World Light Gray Base.

World Ocean Reference

World Ocean Reference layer

This map includes surface and subsurface feature names, and derived depths for use with the World Ocean Base map.

World Transportation

World Transportation reference layer

This map presents transportation data, including highways, roads, railroads, and airports, for the world. This map should be overlaid on imagery basemaps.

USA Elevation

USA Elevation globe

This globe presents 30-meter elevation data for the contiguous United States. This globe is intended for use in ArcGIS Explorer Desktop and ArcGlobe—this globe is in mature support.

World Elevation

World Elevation globe

This globe presents 90-meter and 1-kilometer elevation data for the world. This globe is intended for use in ArcGIS Explorer Desktop and ArcGlobe—this globe is in mature support.

Terrain data

Terrain

Terrain map

This multiresolution layer provides access to elevation values for use in analysis with functions for slope, aspect, and hillshade.

Terrain 3D

Terrain 3D map

The Terrain 3D layer provides global elevation for work in 3D.

Elevation analysis tools

Profile

Elevation profile tool

This geoprocessing tool returns an elevation profile table for input line features based on the Terrain layer.