World Boundaries and Places

Image of World Boundaries and Places reference layer

Collection: World

Map Service Name: World_Boundaries_and_Places

Description: This map presents country boundaries, first-order (State/Province) internal administrative boundaries for most countries, second-order administrative boundaries for the United States (counties) and some countries in Europe, and place-names for the world. The map was developed by Esri using administrative and cities data from Esri and DeLorme basemap layers for the world.

This map is designed for use with maps with darker backgrounds, such as World Imagery.


If you have the Basemap Collection, Esri recommends you use the more detailed version of World Boundaries and Places included in that collection.

Attribution: Copyright:© 2011 Esri, DeLorme

Coordinate System: WGS 1984 Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere)

Units of Measure: esriMeters


Spatial Reference: 102100 (3857)

Map DPI: 96

Tile Size of Map Cache: 256 pixels by 256 pixels

Map Service Data Format: Map server cache in PNG32 format

Map Service Size: 15.8 GB

Map Service Size on Disk: 15.8 GB

Map Service Number of Files: 2,177

Cached Map Scales: