Question Around Esri Licensing

This issue has been tracked since 2016-01-29.

In the README file, you write: “In order to use ArcGIS maps, you must register and abide by the terms of service. No special syntax is required.”, but with your plugin, there’s no way for Esri to verify that you’re actually registered (such as by sending an API key or authentication token).

Is Esri asking us to register on the honor system? Or am I just missing something here?

Sorry if any of this seems obvious, this is my first foray into the world of GIS.

emwalters wrote this answer on 2016-02-05

I found this information on

ArcGIS Online Basemaps
Delivered as map services, these basemaps and reference layers are freely available to anyone and include World Imagery, World Street Map, World Topographic, Ocean Basemap, and more.

So it seems like the map tile variants that you're offering through your plugins are "freely available to anyone", though I'm not sure what impact that has on the "you must register" piece.

brunob wrote this answer on 2016-02-06

Have you made a search and seen #22 ?

emwalters wrote this answer on 2016-02-08

No, I hadn't seen it. Thank you for linking me to that.

So, if I have an app that falls under the "paid subscription" model in their terms of use (such as an enterprise app that would generate revenue), does your plugin support that? Or would I need to use Esri's JavaScript API to access the map tiles?

emwalters wrote this answer on 2016-02-10

Maybe this question is more appropriate for an Esri representative. I'll contact them directly and see what they recommend. Thanks for your help.

brunob wrote this answer on 2016-02-10

@emwalters that's exactly what i was thinking about ;) Feel free to provide info from esri in this issue after you contact them.

abdulrazakbg wrote this answer on 2022-04-22

Can we use below snippet to fetch tile layer without API key for enterprise application ?

var Esri_WorldTerrain = L.tileLayer('{z}/{y}/{x}', {
attribution: 'Tiles © Esri — Source: USGS, Esri, TANA, DeLorme, and NPS',
maxZoom: 13

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Owner Name leaflet-extras
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Full Name leaflet-extras/leaflet-providers
Language JavaScript
Created Date 2012-04-06
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