...DigitalGlobe’s Global Basemap imagery layer. The announcement was made at the Esri International User Conference, occurring this week in San Diego, California. The imagery layer will be integrated into Esri’s existing imagery basemap in ArcGIS Online, Esri’s cloud-based mapping and collaborative content management system. Later this year, ArcGIS users will be able to use the imagery in their web maps and easily share the results with other users online. In addition, ArcGIS for Desktop users can leverage the same ArcGIS Online service to use the high quality data in their desktop applications. Integration of the Global Basemap imagery layer into ArcGIS Online’s imagery basemap is on-going and will be released in late 2012.