Add a custom basemap to the Basemap Gallery in ArcGIS Pro

Last Published: April 25, 2020


This is a step by step guide as to how to get different basemaps or custom basemap(s) listed on the Basemap Gallery in ArcGIS Pro.


The ArcGIS Pro Basemap Gallery reads its information from the ArcGIS Online basemap listing. The instructions provided describe how to add basemaps to the Basemap Gallery in ArcGIS Online.

  1. Create a new group by signing in to and going to the Groups tab, Create New Group.

    An image of the Create New Group page.
  2. Find the basemap item in ArcGIS Online Content and then share it to the new group that was just created. The basemap item should be a Web Map.

    An image of the basemap item details page.
    An image of the Share dialog box.
  3. Go to the Organization Settings and use the group created in the above steps for Basemap Gallery.

    Make sure to turn on the option to Share the Esri default basemaps... if you would like to include the Esri basemaps in the Gallery, and click Save.

    An image of the Map settings page.
  4. Close and open ArcGIS Pro, the newly added basemap appears in the Basemap Gallery (make sure to be signed into the same portal in ArcGIS Pro that the group was configured with in ArcGIS Online).

    An image of the Basemap list in ArcGIS Pro.
  5. Follow this process to continue to add more basemaps.

Article ID:000017590

  • ArcGIS Pro

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