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FAQ: How frequently is the World Imagery basemap updated?

Question

How frequently is the World Imagery basemap updated?

Answer

The World Imagery basemap is not collectively updated. Rather, on occasion, updates occur on the different images within the basemap, and there is no actual known cycle for this activity.

The basemap is made up of several imagery tiles. In ArcMap, the Identify tool can be used to find out the date when a specific tile of interest was updated.

Additional information is available in the Related Information section below, including metadata for the basemap and a list of all Community Maps Program contributors.

Related Information