ArcGIS is a geographic information system (GIS). As the name suggest, a GIS is intended for working with geographic information; however, ArcGIS also supports other types of maps, such as street maps. Although the ArcGIS infrastructure includes various commercial packages, the platform enables the creation of maps that can be accessed without charge. As a result, many ArcGIS maps are freely available for Tableau.

You can access several ArcGIS maps via Once you've constructed a basic TMS file, you can access many of the maps provided in the ArcGIS gallery simply by making a small adjustment to the url-format attribute, as shown here:

url-format: /ArcGIS/rest/services/{map name here}/MapServer/tile/{Z}/{Y}/{X} ...

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