Choose a basemap


You need the following account and license types to use this workflow:

  • Microsoft license—You need a Microsoft 365 license, role Contributor or higher, to use this workflow.
  • ArcGIS account type—Standard users have access to four standard basemaps. You must sign in to your ArcGIS account to access your organization’s basemaps.

A basemap provides a background, or visual context, for the data in a map. You can choose a basemap for a map.

See Basemap layer and Layers to learn more about managing layers in a map.

To choose a basemap, complete the following steps:

  1. From the map tools, click Basemap Basemap.

    The Basemap gallery appears, showing thumbnails of available basemaps.


    Four standard basemaps are available to Standard users. If you are signed in to an ArcGIS account, the availability of organization basemaps is determined by your ArcGIS administrator.

  2. Click a basemap to select it.

    The map automatically updates to the new basemap.


If you are signed in to your ArcGIS account, ArcGIS for Power BI uses the default basemap established by your ArcGIS administrator. If your organization's default basemap is a vector tile basemap and your browser does not support vector tile layers, the default basemap is replaced with a raster basemap.

In this topic
  1. Considerations