“We are excited to grow our partnership with AWS by bringing best in class services to customers on Amazon Location Service. This will enable businesses around the globe to achieve high levels of scalability while delivering reliable and industry leading quality location services. Together with AWS, Esri’s location services help organizations unlock the power of location intelligence in your applications and everyday workflows.”

– Dirk Gorter, Director of Product Management & Product Marketing at Esri

Esri capabilities available on Amazon Location Service
  Maps Geocoding Reverse Geocoding Search Routing
Coverage Global
Map styles Esri Light, Esri Street, Esri Navigation, Esri Dark Grey Canvas, ESRI Light Grey Canvas

Founded in 1969, Esri provides geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping to help customers unlock the full potential of location data. Today, Esri’s technology is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including 90 of the Fortune 100 companies, all 50 state governments, and more than half of all US counties. Esri provides organizations of every size and industry from US government to commercial businesses and dozens of independent agencies, the tools to gain deeper insights from their geographic and transactional data, and improve operational and business results.


Amazon Location Service uses Esri’s location services to provide maps and geocoding to AWS customers. Esri’s location services are built with high-quality, authoritative, and ready-to-use location data, curated by expert teams of cartographers, geographers, and demographers. Using Amazon Location Service, AWS customers have access to various styles of map tiles provided by Esri, which are regularly updated for accuracy by a dedicated team of expert in-house cartographers from Esri, maintaining a global collection of up-to-date authoritative data with strong lineage, accuracy, and completeness. The cartographers implement feedback from Esri’s user base to maintain the accuracy and the completeness of Esri’s location data; for example, the cartographers leverage feedback from authoritative transportation networks to regularly update Esri’s roads and highways information.

With the geocoding capability provided by Esri, AWS customers using Amazon Location Service can search for millions of addresses, businesses, places, landmarks, and other points of interest around the globe in English as well as in supported local languages. With the reverse geocoding provided by Esri, AWS customers can obtain textual descriptions such as nearest address, intersection, or place-name for coordinates on a map.

Esri provides street-level address data for more than 149 countries that covers more than 90 percent of the world's population, using the most up-to-date reference data from authoritative sources, including community, commercial, and governmental providers. This allows Esri to deliver high-quality geocoding for addresses and locations around the world. Esri and AWS deliver the geocoding service through a robust cloud infrastructure that offers a high level of scalability to support increased workloads and customer demands. Distributed cloud infrastructure also ensures a highly available geocoding service that provides reliable access to the service anywhere, anytime and on any device. Furthermore, global cloud infrastructure ensures low network latency and thus, offers extremely fast response time that can meet your business requirements.

With routing provided by Esri, AWS customers using Amazon Location Service can find the quickest or shortest routes based on time and/or distance, solve for two stop locations or create a sequence that puts multiple stops in the best order. Users can also build these routes with live or historical traffic.

To use Esri’s capabilities, please log in the Amazon Location Service Console. To view the terms and conditions, please visit terms.

Style of maps on Amazon Location Service from Esri

  • Esri Light
  • A detailed base map for the world, symbolized with a classic Esri map style.
    Esri Light
  • Esri Street Map
  • This comprehensive street map includes highways, major roads, minor roads, railways, water features, cities, parks, landmarks, building footprints, and administrative boundaries.
    Esri Street Map
  • Esri Navigation
  • Designed for daytime navigation on mobile devices. This map emphasizes roads, paths, railways, and other transit features.
    Esri Navigation
  • Esri Dark Gray Canvas
  • This map is designed to focus attention on the thematic content by providing a neutral dark background with minimal colors, labels, and features.
    Esri Dark Gray Canvas
  • Esri Light Gray Canvas
  • This map is designed to focus attention on the thematic content by providing a neutral dark background with minimal colors, labels, and features.
    Esri Light Gray Canvas
  • Esri Imagery
  • Esri World Imagery provides satellite and aerial imagery worldwide with a resolution of 1 meter or better in many parts of the world.
    Esri Light Gray Canvas
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