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The ArcGIS for Local Government Basemaps are a set of ArcMap documents that can be used to author high-quality, essential basemaps for your local government. These basemaps are the foundation of many of the ArcGIS for Local Government applications and provide a consistent geographic context across local government departments and agencies. They include important reference information to orient map users and are typically combined with operational information managed by a department and/or agency within local government.

Each basemap is provided as an ArcMap document organized around the ArcGIS Online/Bing Maps/Google Maps tiling scheme. The data frame in each map document is reprojected to the Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere Projection (WKID 102100 / 3857), but the source data is maintained in its local projection.


Local Government Basemaps requires specific software.

Requirement Description
Map authoring
  • ArcMap 10.4 - 10.6
GIS service hosting
  • ArcGIS Online, or
  • ArcGIS 10.4 for Server (Standard or Advanced), or
    • ArcGIS Data Store, or
    • Enterprise or workgroup geodatabase
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5 - 10.6 (Standard or Advanced)

What you get

When you download the Local Government Basemaps, you'll find the following files:

Directory Item Description
Application JPEG90CacheSettings.xml A tiling scheme suitable for mobile basemaps.
MIXED90CacheSettings.xml A tiling scheme suitable for the General Purpose, imagery, and land use basemaps.
Campus90CacheSettings.xml A tiling scheme suitable for the Campus basemap.
MapsandGeodatabase Campus.mxd A map document used to publish the Campus tiled or cached service.
CurrentLandUse.mxd A map document used to publish the Current Land Use tiled or cached service.
FutureLandUse.mxd A map document used to publish the Future Land Use tiled or cached service.
GeneralPurpose.mxd A map document used to publish the General Purpose tiled or cached service.
ImageryReferenceOverlay.mxd A map document used to publish the Imagery Reference Overlay tiled or cached service.
MobileNight.mxd A map document used to publish the Mobile Night tiled or cached service.
MobileDay.mxd A map document used to publish the Mobile Day tiled or cached service.
PublicSafety.mxd A map document used to publish the Public Safety tiled or cached service.
Zoning.mxd A map document used to publish the Zoning tiled or cached service.
LocalGovernment.gdb ArcGIS for Local Government geodatabase with content from the City of Naperville, Illinois.
Raster.gdb A geodatabase with raster layers for the City of Naperville, Illinois.

What's new

Below are the release dates and notes for Local Government Basemaps.

Date Description
June 2018
March 2017
  • Most recent LocalGovernment.gdb
June 2016
  • A new Raster.gdb has been added to download.
  • Revisions to CurrentLandUse, FutureLandUse, GeneralPurpose, ImageryReferenceOverlay, MobileNight, MobileDay, PublicSafety, and Zoning map documents.
  • Most recent LocalGovernment.gdb.
December 2015
  • A new Campus basemap with updated symbology
  • Most recent LocalGovernment.gdb
July 2015
  • Most recent LocalGovernment.gdb
December 2014
  • A new ImageryReferenceOverlay.mxd that includes parcel boundaries as an overlay layer.
  • ParcelPublicAccessMI.mxd, TaxParcelMI.mxd, and LocalGovernmentMI.gdb have been removed from the download.
  • Most recent LocalGovernment.gdb.
June 2014
  • Most recent LocalGovernment.gdb
June 2013
  • A revised General Purpose basemap that incorporates cartographic design previously provided in the ParcelPublicAccess.mxd and adds support for high-resolution campus features in your community.
  • The LocalGovernmentCA.gdb and Topographic.mxd have been removed from the Local Government Basemap download.
  • Most recent LocalGovernment.gdb.

Get started with Local Government Basemaps

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