Custom Geobasemap with ESRI map

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Mia Hoffman
Mia Hoffman on 7 Jan 2022
Answered: Kojiro Saito on 11 Jan 2022
I am trying to add the Light Gray Canvas Base basemap from ESRI as a custom basemap using addCustomBasemap(). However, it is not accepting the URL from ESRI: https://basemaps.arcgis.com/arcgis/rest/services/World_Basemap_v2/VectorTileServer.
Here is a link to the actual basemap's documentation on ESRI: https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=291da5eab3a0412593b66d384379f89f. I understand that the map needs to be a tile server.
It is accepting an older URL to a similar map: 'https://server.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/Canvas/World_Light_Gray_Base/MapServer/tile/{z}/{y}/{x}.jpg'
Any help would be appreciated.
Code looks like this:
url = 'https://basemaps.arcgis.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/World_Basemap_v2/MapServer/tile/{z}/{y}/{x}.jpg'; % URL of basemap
%%Specify a name for the basemap and attribution text to display with it.
name = 'lightgray'; % set variable name for basemap
att = 'Credit: Esri Basemaps'; % Set attribution for map
%% Finally, add the USGS Topo basemap.
addCustomBasemap(name,url,'Attribution',att); % create custom basemap

Answers (1)

Kojiro Saito
Kojiro Saito on 11 Jan 2022
The URL might be
url = 'https://basemaps.arcgis.com/arcgis/rest/services/World_Basemap_v2/VectorTileServer/tile/${z}/${y}/${x}.pbf';
but as of R2021b, addCustomBasemap allows only raster tile maps.
The Vector Tile Server provided by ESRI is a vector tile map (.pbf format) and it's not supported.
I've informed developers of this question.

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