Imagery World 2D and StreetMap World 2D Basemaps

Last Published: March 21, 2022


Esri is retiring two very old raster basemaps on May 4, 2022. If you are using one of these basemaps, Esri advises switching to the equivalent basemap in general availability.

Once these basemaps are retired, they will no longer be available to use in maps and apps.
Retired basemapReplacement basemap
ESRI_StreetMap_World_2DWorld Street Map (WGS84)

ArcMap users will need to use World_Street_Map as a replacement, but note that this basemap is in Web Mercator.

The 2D basemaps were placed in mature support in 2016 and have not been updated. The replacement basemaps are updated regularly and have more worldwide coverage.


ArcGIS Online users:
If you are the owner of a web map in ArcGIS Online, the easiest way to migrate to the newer version is to copy the URL listed below and add the basemap in the Map Viewer using the Add tile layer option.  If you are unsure what basemap you are using in your web map, go to the item details page for the web map and look for the basemap in the Layers list.

Replacement basemapURL to add to Map Viewer
World Street Map (WGS84)

ArcGIS Pro users:
Migrate to the newer version by copying the URL listed above in the ArcGIS Online section, and use Add data from a path

ArcMap users:
Migrate to the newer version by copying one of the URLs below and add to ArcMap.

Replacement basemapURL to add to ArcMap
World_Street_Map (Web Mercator)

Reference the REST endpoints listed above in the ArcGIS Online section.


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