Transaction limits for ArcGIS basemaps and geosearch

If you have a developer account, you are limited to 1 million ArcGIS basemap and geosearch transactions per month.

Use the table below to calculate your transaction usage per year.

Content type Transaction definition

ArcGIS basemap

One basemap transaction is equivalent to eight 256 by 256 tile requests:

Image showing eight 256 x 256 tile requests

World Geocoding when used to search for an address, place, or point of interest and not store the result in any way for later use

One geosearch transaction is equivalent to one address or place.

If the results are stored in any manner, such as after batch geocoding, the stored results are not counted toward the transaction limit. However, storage does consume credits.


Basemap and search transactions do not appear in your subscription usage reports and do not use credits. If you think you may exceed your transaction limit, contact your account manager or your local Esri office.