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How To: View the World Imagery basemap metadata in ArcGIS Pro

Summary

The World Imagery basemap contains high-resolution satellite and aerial imagery of the world. The information of the imagery basemap, such as the acquisition date, resolution, and source can be viewed in the metadata via pop-ups when clicking a desired area on the map.

The instructions provided describe how to view the World Imagery basemap metadata in ArcGIS Pro.

Note:
To view the World Imagery basemap metadata in ArcGIS Desktop, refer to the following document: FAQ: Is it possible to determine the date of an image from the World Imagery basemap? 

To view the World Imagery basemap metadata in ArcGIS Online, refer to the following document: ArcGIS Blog: Learning more about the World Imagery basemap

Procedure

  1. In ArcGIS Pro, open a new blank project.
  2. In the Insert tab, click New Map in the Project group. A new map is opened and added to the project.
  3. In the Map tab, navigate to the Layer group > Add Data > Data From Path.

    Add Data tool
     
  4. In the Add Data From Path dialog box, paste the following URL in Path:
https://services.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/World_Imagery/MapServer/0
Add Data From Path dialog box
  1. Click Add to add the World Imagery basemap.
  2. Zoom in and click the desired area to view the metadata.

    Example of metadata

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