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Data Appliance overview

The following five product options are available with Data Appliance 6.3 for ArcGIS:

  • Data Appliance for ArcGIS World Basic—Comprises two collections of four (4) 6-TB drives total: Collection A includes all 2D map cache and imagery services available on Data Appliance at small and medium scales down to 1:72k (Level (L) 13) where available delivered as two (2) 6-terabyte (TB) drives; Collection B includes 2D and 3D elevation image services and a geoprocessing service delivered as two (2) 6-TB drives.
  • Data Appliance for ArcGIS World Standard—Comprises three collections of twenty-eight (28) 6-TB drives total: Collection B includes 2D and 3D elevation image services and a geoprocessing service delivered as two (2) 6-TB drives; Collection C includes all 2D map cached services (excluding World Imagery) with small through large scales down to 1:1k (L19) where available delivered as sixteen (16) 6-TB drives; Collection D includes World Imagery with content for the world to 1:1,000, but with limited availability from 1:9k to 1:1k (L16 - L19) delivered as ten (10) 6-TB drives.
  • Data Appliance for ArcGIS World Advanced—Comprises three collections of forty-two (42) 6-TB drives total: Collection B includes 2D and 3D elevation image services and a geoprocessing service delivered as two (2) 6-TB drives; Collection C includes all 2D map cached services (excluding World Imagery) with small through large scales down to 1:1k (L19) where available delivered as sixteen (16) 6-TB drives; Collection E includes World Imagery with content for the world to 1:282 (L21) where available delivered as twenty-four (24) 6-TB drives.
  • Data Appliance for ArcGIS North America Standard—Comprises three collections of sixteen (16) 6-TB drives total: Collection B includes 2D and 3D elevation image services and a geoprocessing service delivered as two (2) 6-TB drives; Collection F includes all 2D map cached services (excluding World Imagery) with small through large scales with content for North America down to 1:1k (L19) where available delivered as eight (8) 6-TB drives; Collection G includes World Imagery with content for North America to 1:1,000, but with limited availability from 1:9k to 1:1k (L16 - L19) delivered as six (6) 6-TB drives.
  • Data Appliance for ArcGIS North America Advanced—Comprises three collections of twenty-four (24) 6-TB drives total: Collection B includes 2D and 3D elevation image services and a geoprocessing service delivered as two (2) 6-TB drives; Collection F includes all 2D map cached services (excluding World Imagery) with small through large scales with content for North America down to 1:1k (L19) where available delivered as eight (8) 6-TB drives; Collection H includes World Imagery with content for North America where available to 1:282 (L21) delivered as fourteen (14) 6-TB drives.

Each Data Appliance product option is composed of two or three collections as shown in the following table:

If you purchasedYou received

Data Appliance for ArcGIS World Basic

Collections A and B

Data Appliance for ArcGIS World Standard

Collections B, C and D

Data Appliance for ArcGIS World Advanced

Collections B, C, and E

Data Appliance for ArcGIS North America Standard

Collections B, F, and G

Data Appliance for ArcGIS North America Advanced

Collections B, F, and H

The collections are composed of the following contents:

  • Collection A—Contains World Basic basemaps and reference maps including World Imagery Basic (down to ~1:72k).
  • Collection B—Includes World Elevation and Geoprocessing services, and World Places Locator (with a Help PDF). This collection is available with all product options.
  • Collection C—Includes basemaps and reference maps for World Standard and Advanced product options.
  • Collection D—Contains World Imagery Standard basemap.
  • Collection E—Contains World Imagery Advanced basemap.
  • Collection F—Includes basemaps and reference maps for North America Standard and Advanced product options.
  • Collection G—Contains North America Imagery Standard basemap.
  • Collection H—Contains North America Imagery Advanced basemap.

For details on the services available with each product option, see the Data Appliance service summary table below.

Data Appliance coverage map

As illustrated in the following coverage map, worldwide coverage is provided in World Standard and World Advanced (down to the largest scale available) and World Basic (down to ~1:72k); regional coverage is provided in North America Standard and North America Advanced (down to the largest scale available). North America coverage includes United States outlying territories.

Coverage for Data Appliance 6.3 options

Data Appliance service summary

The following tables summarize the differences between the services included with each Data Appliance option.

Basemaps

ServiceThumbnailOverviewCoverage for World Basic (Collection A)Coverage for World Standard (Collection D)Coverage for World Advanced (Collection E)Coverage for North America Standard (Collection G)Coverage for North America Advanced (Collection H)

World Imagery

World Imagery Map

Includes high-resolution imagery for North America, Europe, and other areas around the world and low-resolution satellite imagery for the rest of the world.

~1:591M to ~1:72k Global

~1:591M to ~1:72k Global

~1:36,000 to ~1:1,000 Limited global coverage

Geographic coverage and levels of detail for ~1:36k to ~1:1k is a subset of what is included with World Advanced. See the coverage map.

~1:591M to ~1:72k Global

~1:36k to ~1:282 Limited global coverage

~1:36k to ~1:282. Complete contiguous United States, Australia, New Zealand, and most of Europe coverage where available. See the coverage map.

~1:591M to ~1:72k Global

~1:36k to ~1:1k Limited North America coverage

Geographic coverage and levels of detail for ~1:36k to ~1:1k is a subset of what is included with North America Advanced. See the coverage map.

~1:591M to ~1:72k Global

~1:36k to ~1:1k Complete contiguous United States coverage

~1:36k to ~1:282 Limited North America coverage. See the coverage map.

ServiceThumbnailOverviewCoverage

National Geographic World Map

National Geographic World Map

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.

World Basic (Collection A): ~1:591M to ~1:144k Global; ~1:72k United States

World Standard and World Advanced (Collection C); North America Standard and North America Advanced (Collection F): ~1:591M to ~1:144k Global; ~1:72k to ~1:9k United States

USA Topographic Maps

USA Topographic Maps

Includes land cover for the world and detailed topographic maps for the United States at various scales.

World Basic (Collection A): ~1:591M to ~1:1M Global; ~1:577k to ~1:72k United States

World Standard and World Advanced (Collection C); North America Standard and North America Advanced (Collection F): ~1:591M to ~1:1M Global; ~1:577k to ~1:18k United States

World Dark Gray Base

World Dark Gray Base

Designed to add thematic content to a neutral background with minimal colors, labels, and features.

World Basic (Collection A): ~1:591M to ~1:72k Global

World Standard and World Advanced (Collection C); North America Standard and North America Advanced (Collection F): ~1:591M to ~1:72k Global; ~1:36k to ~1:9k Limited global coverage

World Hillshade

World Hillshade basemap

Portrays elevation as an artistic hillshade. Designed to be used as a backdrop for topographical, soil, hydro, landcover, or other outdoor recreational maps.

World Basic (Collection A): ~1:591M to ~1:577k Global; ~1:288k to ~1:144k Near global

World Standard and World Advanced (Collection C); North America Standard and North America Advanced (Collection F): ~1:591M to ~1:577k Global; ~1:288k to ~1:144k Near global; ~1:72k to ~1:9k Select areas in US and Europe

World Light Gray Base

Light Gray Base (canvas map)

Designed to add thematic content to a neutral background with minimal colors, labels, and features.

World Basic (Collection A): ~1:591M to ~1:72k Global

World Standard and World Advanced (Collection C); North America Standard and North America Advanced (Collection F): ~1:591M to ~1:72k Global; ~1:36k to ~1:9k Limited global coverage

World Ocean Base

World Ocean Base map

Map of the oceans showing bathymetry.

World Basic (Collection A): ~1:591M to 1:577k; ~1:288k to ~1:72k Limited global coverage

World Standard and World Advanced (Collection C); North America Standard and North America Advanced (Collection F): ~1:591M to ~1:577k Global; ~1:288k to ~1:9k Limited global coverage

World Physical Map

World Physical Map

A Natural Earth physical map for the world.

World Basic (Collection A); World Standard and World Advanced (Collection C); North America Standard and North America Advanced (Collection F): ~1:591M to ~1:2M Global

World Shaded Relief

World Shaded Relief map

Mature Support*: Includes surface elevation as shaded relief. It is intended for use as a basemap layer to add shaded relief to other GIS maps.

World Basic (Collection A); World Standard and World Advanced (Collection C); North America Standard and North America Advanced (Collection F): ~1:591M to ~1:72k Global

World Street Map

World Street Map

Includes highway-level data for the world and street-level data for a number of countries.

World Basic (Collection A): ~1:591M to ~1:72k Global

World Standard and World Advanced (Collection C); North America Standard and North America Advanced (Collection F): ~1:591M to ~1:72k Global; ~1:36k to ~1:1k In select areas

World Topographic Map

World Topographic Map

Includes administrative boundaries, cities, water features, parks, landmarks, highways, roads, railways, and airports.

World Basic (Collection A): ~1:591M to ~1:72k Global

World Standard and World Advanced (Collection C); North America Standard and North America Advanced (Collection F): ~1:591M to ~1:72k Global; ~1:36k to ~1:1k In select areas

* See ArcGIS Product Lifecycle Support Policy for more information on mature support.

Reference layers

ServiceThumbnailOverviewCoverage

World Boundaries and Places

World Boundaries and Places reference layer

Includes boundaries and place-names for the world.

World Basic (Collection A): ~1:591M to ~1:72k Global

World Standard and World Advanced (Collection C); North America Standard and North America Advanced (Collection F): ~1:591M to ~1:72k Global; ~1:36k to ~1:1k In select areas

World Boundaries and Places Alternate

World Boundaries and Places Alternate reference layer

Includes boundaries and place-names for the world. Designed for overlay on shaded relief basemaps.

World Basic (Collection A); World Standard and World Advanced (Collection C); North America Standard and North America Advanced (Collection F): ~1:591M to ~1:144k Global

World Dark Gray Reference

World Dark Gray Reference layer

Provides labels for selected cities and towns around the world in support of the World Dark Gray Base map.

World Basic (Collection A): ~1:591M to ~1:72k Global

World Standard and World Advanced (Collection C); North America Standard and North America Advanced (Collection F): ~1:591M to ~1:72k Global; ~1:36k to ~1:9k Limited global coverage

World Light Gray Reference

World Light Gray Reference layer

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

World Basic (Collection A):~1:591M to ~1:72k Global

World Standard and World Advanced (Collection C); North America Standard and North America Advanced (Collection F): ~1:591M to ~1:72k Global; ~1:36k to ~1:9k Limited global coverage

World Ocean Reference

World Ocean Reference layer

Shows surface and subsurface feature names and derived depths.

World Basic (Collection A): ~1:591M to ~1:577k Global; ~1:288k to ~1:72k Limited global coverage

World Standard and World Advanced (Collection C); North America Standard and North America Advanced (Collection F): ~1:591M to ~1:577k Global; ~1:288k to ~1:9k Limited global coverage

World Transportation

World Transportation reference layer

Includes transportation data for the world. Designed to overlay imagery basemaps.

World Basic (Collection A): ~1:591M to ~1:72k Global

World Standard and World Advanced (Collection C); North America Standard and North America Advanced (Collection F): ~1:591M to ~1:72k Global; ~1:36k to ~1:1k In select areas

World Elevation

ServiceThumbnailOverviewCoverage

Terrain

Terrain layer

World elevation layer composed of multiresolution and multisource elevation data (DTM) which provides access to elevation values and derivatives such as slope, aspect, and hillshade to use in analysis and visualization.

World Basic, World Standard, World Advanced, North America Standard, North America Advanced (Collection B): Includes global elevation data from multiple sources with resolutions ranging from 1,000 meters globally to 2 meters in a few regions

Terrain 3D

Terrain 3D layer

World elevation surface to use for oblique viewing in Scenes in ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online Scene Viewer.

World Basic, World Standard, World Advanced, North America Standard, North America Advanced (Collection B): Includes global elevation data from multiple sources with resolutions ranging from 1,000 meters globally to 2 meters in a few regions

Elevation analysis

DataThumbnailOverviewCoverage

Profile

Elevation profile tool

The Profile geoprocessing tool calculates profile tables for lines you specify on a global elevation dataset.

World Basic, World Standard, World Advanced, North America Standard, North America Advanced (Collection B): Includes global elevation data from multiple sources, with resolutions ranging from 1,000 meters globally, 30 meters for most latitudes, and 10 meters in the continental United States