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World Light Gray Base

World Light Gray Base (Canvas Map)

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 Esri data vendors and does not imply endorsement by Esri or any governing authority. This map was compiled by Esri using HERE data, Garmin basemap layers, OpenStreetMap contributors, Esri basemap data, and select data from the GIS user community. Worldwide coverage is provided from Level 0 (1:591M scale) through Level 13 (1:72k scale). In North America (Canada, Mexico, United States), Europe, India, South America and Central America, Africa, most of the Middle East, and Australia and New Zealand, coverage is provided from Level 14 (1:36k scale) through Level 16 (1:9k scale). A specific country list and documentation of Esri's process for including OSM data are in OSM Data Usage in Esri's ArcGIS Online Basemaps (PDF).

For details on data sources in this map service, view World Canvas Contributors (PDF).

As illustrated in the coverage map below, worldwide coverage is provided in World Standard and Advanced (down to ~1:9k) and World Basic (down to ~1:72k); regional coverage is provided in North America Standard and Advanced (down to ~1:9k). The World Light Gray Reference layer includes similar coverage.

World coverage for World Light Gray Base map 6.4

Attribution:Sources: Esri, HERE, Garmin, © 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 JPEG format