Make a cache using World Mercator Auxiliary Sphere (WKID 102100) for use with Bing Maps and ArcGIS Online services

Last Published: July 21, 2023


When caching using the 'Bing Maps/Google Maps' tiling scheme in ArcCatalog or ArcGIS Manager, the cache is based on Web Mercator with an ID of 102113. If the underlying data used in the cache has a datum that is not in WGS 1984, the resulting cache will not overlay correctly with Bing Maps or ArcGIS Online services that are already in the 'Bing Maps/Google Maps' scheme.


Instructions provided describe how to build the cache using the Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere) with an ID of 102100:

  1. Download the tiling scheme XML file ( from the Related Information section below, and unzip it anywhere on the computer that is accessible to ArcMap or ArcCatalog.
  2. Start the service that must be cached.
  3. In ArcCatalog or in the Catalog pane (ArcMap), right-click the service and select Service Properties.
Right-click the service to open the Service Editor dialog box.
  1. In the Service Editor dialog box, click the Caching tab.
  2. Under Draw this map service, check the Using tiles from a cache checkbox.
  3. Under Tiling Scheme, select A tiling scheme file from the drop-down list.
  4. In the Load Tiling Scheme dialog box, browse to the tiling scheme XML file downloaded in step 1, and click Add.
Select file downloaded from step 1
  1. Click OK to save the changes.
The Service Editor dialog box

The data are now cached correctly using the Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere) with an ID of 102100.

The data are cached using the Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere) ID 102100

Article ID:000010769

  • ArcMap
  • ArcGIS Online
  • ArcGIS Server

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