Become part of the GIS of the World
As a community-fueled effort, thousands of contributors have shared their best maps, apps, and data with the world.
Why join us? You will get to work with our team of curators who help improve your content and ensure it reaches a wide audience, an audience numbering in the millions.
The Living Atlas of the World designates content in ArcGIS Online as the best of the best. We can all use and benefit from this wealth of information.
Collections are organized by theme to make exploring and discovering ready-to-use apps, maps, and data effortless. Use this content to enhance the work you do every day. ArcGIS Online, Portal for ArcGIS, and ArcGIS Pro users can learn more about how to use the Living Atlas.
The Living Atlas is a collaborative effort between users, partners, and Esri. Whether it’s contributing data or nominating your maps and apps, there is a way for you to get involved.
There are numerous reasons organizations and users choose to contribute to the Living Atlas of the World. The Living Atlas places your content among the best of ArcGIS Online, making users more likely to choose your authoritative contributions. Your content will reach a broad audience, and you will be helping to build the GIS of the world. The My Contributions tab makes it easy to nominate your items for Living Atlas inclusion, and many enjoy the collaboration that takes place between the contributors and the curators.
Through the Community Maps Program, Esri hosts your data online for free in relevant Community Maps products, making it easier and more cost-effective to build maps and apps. You will become part of a collaborative effort with hundreds of participating organizations. You will always retain ownership and control over the data you provide, and your organization will be given credit and recognition for helping to build the Living Atlas.
Many organizations have benefited from using the Living Atlas of the World. From nominating maps and apps to contributing data, these stories showcase ways to get involved and the benefits.
MarineCadastre.gov Has the Living Atlas Swimming in Ocean Data
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Dr. Kathryn Sullivan Introducing the Ecological Marine Units