World Topographic Map

World Topographic Map

Map Service Name: World_Topo_Map

Description: This map is designed to be used as a basemap by GIS professionals and as a reference map by anyone. The map includes administrative boundaries, cities, water features, physiographic features, parks, landmarks, highways, roads, railways, and airports overlaid on land-cover and shaded-relief imagery for added context.

The map provides coverage for the world down to a scale of ~1:72k. Coverage is provided down to ~1:4k for the following areas: Australia and New Zealand; India; Hong Kong; Europe; Canada; Mexico; the continental United States and Hawaii; Ghana and parts of southern Africa including Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland; most of the Middle East and Morocco; Central America; and South America. Coverage down to ~1:1k and ~1:2k is available in select urban areas.

This basemap was compiled from a variety of the best available sources from several data providers, including the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. National Park Service (NPS), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Department of Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN), GeoBase1,2, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, DeLorme, HERE, and Esri. For details on data sources in this map service, view World Topographic Map Contributors (PDF).

As illustrated in the coverage map below, worldwide coverage is provided in World Standard (down to ~1:1k) and World Basic (down to ~1:72k); regional coverage is provided in North America Standard (down to ~1:1k).

World coverage for World Topographic Map 6.2

Attribution: Sources: Esri, HERE, DeLorme, Intermap, increment P Corp., GEBCO, USGS, FAO, NPS, NRCAN, GeoBase, IGN, Kadaster NL, Ordnance Survey, Esri Japan, METI, Esri China (Hong Kong), MapmyIndia, © OpenStreetMap contributors, and the GIS User Community

1 Portions of this data originate from GeoBase®. Use of the Data shall not be construed as an endorsement by GeoBase®. All distributed data should be accessed and used relatively to the GeoBase Unrestricted Use Licence Agreement. With this licence, users are granted a nonexclusive, fully paid, royalty-free right and licence to exercise all intellectual property rights in the data. This includes the right to use, incorporate, sublicense (with further right of sublicensing), modify, improve, further develop, and distribute the data; and to manufacture and/or distribute Derivative Products. The Licensee shall identify GeoBase as a data source.

2 Portions of this data originate from © Department of Natural Resources Canada. All rights reserved.

Coordinate System: Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere (WKID 102100)

Tiling Scheme: Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere

Map Service Data Format: Map Server Cache in JPEG Format