Where can I get aerial tiles to use in my base map?

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asked May 14, 2016 by ba3user (4,000 points)

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answered May 17, 2016 by ba3user (4,000 points)
edited Jun 2, 2016 by ba3user

Mapquest.com is one common source because the Mapquest servers are open. These are not the highest quality aerial images, but they are global and readily available. Many of our examples use Mapquest tiles:


Mapbox.com provides aerial tiles with registration and a monthly fee based on the number of tiles used. These are higher resolution tiles than Mapquest provides.

Bing and Yahoo also have aerial tiles under an arrangement similar to Mapbox. 

Other options include: