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Add Basemap grayed out in ArcMap?

Look to the lower left of your computer's Taskbar, you should see a small globe icon. Right-click & "Test Connection Now". You will connect to ArcGIS Online and the ability to add Basemaps is ...
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Basemaps provided by Esri

Both clients - QGIS and ArcGIS Desktop/Pro - are rendering the same information - tiles of imagery, basemaps, etc. So really just images at the exact same resolution, so it has nothing to do with the ...
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Increasing label size of World_Street_Map layer or any other basemap layer in ArcMap?

Essentially you can't. All of the formatting and display of basemap layers is pre-set by the basemap creator (in this case Esri). They've gone through and designed the layer to look a particular way ...
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Is it possible to determine Collection Date of ESRI World Imagery Basemap

You can do this with the Identify tool, just use it to click the World Imagery layer and it will tell you a few things about the imagery, including the date it was collected:
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Using own basemap with ArcGIS API for Javascript?

For arcgis javascript SDK version 3.x you can use esri/basemaps class to declare and register custom basemaps and use with your map: https://developers.arcgis.com/javascript/3/jsapi/esri.basemaps-amd....
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Add Basemap grayed out in ArcMap?

To reproduce the symptoms that you describe (i.e. Add Basemap and Add Data From ArcGIS Online both disabled), I unplugged the internet cable from my laptop and started the ArcMap application of ArcGIS ...
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Setting different transparency for different areas of basemap

I would use the clip to shape option in the data frame properties. Have two copies of your basemap in the Data Frame one with no transparency which you clip to your town border using the option below. ...
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Clipping part of basemap on ArcMap?

I suppose you mean extracting an image from a basemap raster (flux). You can add your basemap, then go to File/Export Map... In the dialog box, set the dpi you need, and for example for JPG files, ...
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How accurate is ESRI world imagery basemap in ArcGIS?

It depends where you are in the world. The World Imagery basemap is assembled from imagery from many different sources, shot at different times and with different post-processing. I don't think there ...
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Which ArcGIS Online basemap has the best performance in ArcMap?

tl;dr; The performance of all basemaps from arcgis.com inside ArcMap will pretty much be equal. The basemaps you reference all come from the same cloud infrastructure and show the same thing: static ...
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Adding more basemaps to Add Basemap window of ArcMap?

These basemap are provided with ESRI, and developed in their own window. You cannot add basemap directly in this basemap window. However you can integrate other basemaps as services in the ArcMap. ...
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Basemaps provided by Esri

I complement the anwer with this aclaration: Esri satellite base mapa (Imagery) will render the same information (tiles, resolution...) in any user interface used, could be a desktop software or a ...
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Use MapBox Satellite basemap in ArcGIS Online web map

This link demonstrates how MapBox can be added as a basemap in a webmap. As cbunn mentioned, save the webmap with just the basemap. Share the webmap with a group that will be used for basemaps. Then ...
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Calculating depth from ESRI ocean basemap

As Stefan says, you have the wrong data, the basemap is just an image with no elevation data. A quick and easy way would be to download the 0m and 4000m Bathymetry data sets from Natural Earth, and ...
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clip aerial map from Add Basemap Imagery

You can't, the Terms of Use don't allow this. There is a summary of the Terms of Use available. In particular, note: YOU MAY Use the basemap data offline in the following manner ...
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Coordinate Systems for tile packages used in Collector for ArcGIS

Change file you want to create the tile package of to the coordinate system GCS_WGS_1984. Thats the coordinate system GPS position is located.
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Creating new project with Map.aptx now has World Hillshade basemap?

Yes, same for me when I updated to 2.2:
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Which ArcGIS Online basemap has the best performance in ArcMap?

Coming from a remote area with slow and often spotty internet, I have found that it is necessary to set the dataframe coordinate system to WGS 1984 Web Mercator (auxiliary sphere) when using an ArcGIS ...
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Adding basemap in ArcMap gives blank window

You should keep an eye on the Esri blog, some base maps have been retired as discussed on the blog. They have also withdrawn http support which may be affecting you. You are using an old unsupported ...
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Removing labels from a basemap

Are you referring to getting rid of the labels in Basemaps added to ArcMap that don't have separate reference layer labels? If so, you can just add the map service layer directly to your map instead ...
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Removing labels from a basemap

If you are talking about ESRI Basemaps, the basemaps usually comes with 2 layers, a reference layer, and the basemap itself. Turning off the reference layer turns off most labels.
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Connecting QGIS to ArcGIS world imagery?

This question appears to have resurfaced so it is worth adding an updated answer. Adding ArcGIS imagery and mapping is now easy in QGIS 3.x and you can add these services through the add data ...
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Map Spatial Reference

@Michael Miles-Stimson was on track w/ his first comment. since your ArcGIS Tiled Map Service defines its own projection using WKT (as opposed to WKID), you need to use an identical projection ...
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What is the proper "title" property for the Terrain with Labels Basemap?

As @tmcgee points out in the linked answer, the list of basic base maps that can be passed to the constructor are set in the esriConfig defaults object. It's not that the error message needs to be ...
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Esri basemap render speed abnormally slow in Chrome

Try what this example says. I was facing the same problem with chrome. Set navigationMode to css-transforms and force3DTransforms to true. https://developers.arcgis.com/javascript/jssamples/...
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Weird online basemap behavior

Some Basemaps add a 'Reference' layer with them, which is separate in your Table of Contents. Look in your TOC to see if there is a 'Reference' layer - it's added at the top of the order (so the ...
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Is there a Reference Layer in the World Imagery Basemap?

I think you need to select the World Imagery with labels. The World Imagery page at ArcGIS.com has a reference indicating: There are three ready to use web maps that use the World Imagery service ...
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Can you use Bing Maps in offline editing in the ArcGIS Collector app?

No, unfortunately it's not possible to take Bing Maps "offline". Read about it here in the FAQ.
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Using ArcGIS Tile service in QGIS?

It works for me this way: Layer -> Add Layer -> Add ARCGIS MapServer Layer Click on New Provide a name, like Dijkenkaart For URL, Paste the URL you gave in your question. Then Click on ...
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How to solve the "Map data not yet available" tiles when exporting from QGIS Composer?

I saw this in 2.16.1 at the same location (Alicante?), tile service (ESRI grey light?) and zoom level. I found that zooming out a couple of levels did work. I see the QGIS canvas also shows the ...
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