Map Service Name: World_Light_Gray_Base
Description: This map draws attention to your thematic content by providing a neutral background with minimal colors, labels, and features. Only key information is represented to provide geographic context, allowing your data to come to the foreground. This light gray map supports any strong color, creating a visually compelling map graphic, which helps your reader see the patterns intended.
The map shows populated places, water, roads, urban areas, parks, building footprints, and administrative boundaries. 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. This map was compiled by Esri using HERE data, DeLorme basemap layers, MapmyIndia data, and Esri basemap data. The basemap includes boundaries, city labels and outlines, and major roads worldwide from ~1:591M-scale to ~1:72k-scale. More detailed nationwide coverage is included in North America, Europe, Africa, South America and Central America, the Middle East, India, Australia, and New Zealand to be fully consistent with the World Street Map and World Topo map down to ~1:9k-scale. Data for select areas of Africa and Pacific Island nations from ~1:288k to ~1:9k were 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).
For details on data sources in this map service, view World Canvas Map Contributors (PDF).
As illustrated in the coverage map below, worldwide coverage is provided in World Standard (down to ~1:9k) and World Basic (down to ~1:72k); regional coverage is provided in North America Standard (down to ~1:9k). The World Light Gray Reference layer includes similar coverage. View the coverage map to learn more about the levels of detail.
Attribution: Sources: Esri, DeLorme, HERE, MapmyIndia, © OpenStreetMap contributors, and the GIS community
Coordinate System: Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere (WKID 102100)
Tiling Scheme: Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere
Map Service Data Format: Map server cache in JPEG format