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I'm frequently working with the imagery basemaps provided by Esri.

I find that the labels (cities, districts etc.) are way too small.

Is there any option to increase the font size?

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    You'll need to access the imagery without labels, then generate your own -- geonet.esri.com/thread/62870 – Vince Apr 24 '16 at 0:36
  • My project involves maping city structure types on a scale of 1:1.000 on an area of give or take 200 km², so doing all manually would just consume way too much time, with way too little use. Isn't there any way to make GIS display those automatically generated labels in a bigger font size? :/ – Metlieb Apr 24 '16 at 8:55
  • Basemaps are basemaps. If you want to customize them, you have to do so locally. – Vince Apr 24 '16 at 12:35
  • @Vince I think your two comments would together make a quick answer. – PolyGeo Jul 2 '16 at 4:28
  • Depending on what basemaps you are using, you might be able to do some work in QGIS using its Tile Map Scale Plugin and the Quick Map Services plugin with the More Services - Contributed Pack. – johns Aug 9 '16 at 12:27
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As commented by @Vince:

You'll need to access the imagery without labels, then generate your own -- geonet.esri.com/thread/62870 ... Basemaps are basemaps. If you want to customize them, you have to do so locally.

Alternatively you could submit an ArcGIS Idea for Esri to provide another basemap with a larger font - but for that to be implemented you would need lots of people to vote for it.

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