World Boundaries and Places Alternate

World Boundaries and Places Alternate reference layer

Map Service Name: World_Boundaries_and_Places_Alternate

Description: This map presents country boundaries; first-order (State/Province) internal administrative boundaries for most countries; second-order administrative boundaries for the United States (counties), Canada, India, New Zealand, and some countries in Europe, South America, and Africa; and place-names for the world. Alignment of boundaries is a presentation of the feature provided by our data vendors and does not imply endorsement by Esri or any governing authority.

The map was developed by Esri using administrative and cities data from Esri, HERE, and DeLorme basemap layers for the world. Data for India sourced from MapmyIndia from ~1:288k and ~1:144k. Data for select areas is provided by the GIS Community. View the list of Contributors for the World Boundaries and Places Map (PDF). Data for select areas of Africa and Pacific Island nations was sourced from OpenStreetMap contributors. Specific country list and documentation of Esri's process for including OSM data is in OSM Data Usage in Esri's ArcGIS Online Basemaps (PDF).

This map is designed for use with maps with lighter backgrounds, such as World Shaded Relief.

This map provides coverage for the world down to a scale of ~1:144k.

The reference layer includes similar coverage to World Boundaries and Places.

Attribution: Sources: Esri, DeLorme, HERE, MapmyIndia, © OpenStreetMap contributors, and the GIS user community

Coordinate System: Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere (WKID 102100)

Tiling Scheme: Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere

Map Service Data Format: Map server cache in PNG32 format