How To: Create a new ArcGIS Pro map without a basemap


New maps in ArcGIS Pro open with the default basemap of the ArcGIS Online organization.

The instructions provided describe how to set up the ArcGIS Pro environment to create new maps with no basemap, mimicking how ArcMap creates new maps.


  1. Start a new blank ArcGIS Pro Project.
  2. Click the 'Project' tab.
  3. Click the 'Options' dialog.
  4. Click the 'Map and Scene' option.
  5. Change the option under 'Basemap' to 'None'.
    [O-Image] Basemap
    When a new map is added (Insert > New Map), no basemap appears.

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