[HOT] OSM humanitarian layer as an ArcGIS basemap?

Brad Neuhauser brad.neuhauser at gmail.com
Wed Sep 10 17:26:58 UTC 2014

If you're adding OSM to ArcGIS as a Basemap, it looks like those are
provided through ESRI's ArcGIS Online. They might consider adding more
options to those, but I doubt it'd be anytime soon.

Other options:
1) Adding the Humanitarian layer using ArcGIS Online. You can get the basic
idea here:
2) There's an ArcGIS addon called ArcBruTile (
http://arcbrutile.codeplex.com/)  which has a larger list of TMS services
to add, including all the standard OSM layers...except Humanitarian. :(
You can't seem to add services on your own, but they have added services on
request (added osm.fr by request in May)


On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 11:04 AM, Paul Norman <penorman at mac.com> wrote:

> On 9/10/2014 8:25 AM, Claire Halleux wrote:
>> In case anyone of you would be using OSM basemap in ArcGIS 10 and would
>> know some details about it... people involved in mapping DRC Ebola
>> emergency are currently looking for those informations:
>> - is it possible to change the standard OSM layer to the humanitarian
>> layer in ArcGIS and how?
> It should be possible to add a layer. I don't know ArcGIS, but you want to
> add a TMS layer, and the URLs are something like http://{switch:a,b,c}.
> tile.openstreetmap.fr/hot/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
> <http://tile.openstreetmap.fr/hot/%7Bz%7D/%7Bx%7D/%7By%7D.png>
>> - what is the exact frequency of WMS refresh (think it's daily but not
>> confirmed and when exactly)?
> The layer is not a WMS layer, but a TMS layer. Data is consumed minutely,
> but it uses a standard tile cache/tile store setup where it stores
> previously rendered tiles and re-renders them when updated. Thus there is
> no guarantee of currency. In general, it will behave the same as the
> Standard layer on OpenStreetMap.org
>> - it often happens that the software doesn't properly load the tiles,
>> displaying some tiles from different zoom levels, even with a good Internet
>> connection (maybe the cache?), how to avoid this issue?
> I understand the server has been at 100% usage lately
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