The ArcGIS Vector Tile Style Editor (VTSE) is an online style editor for styling vector tile layers.


To get started quickly, try the tutorial to create a custom basemap style with VTSE.

What can you do with VTSE?

  • Copy, edit, and customize your own basemap or vector tile layer: change colors, text formatting, and sprites.
  • Choose from hundreds of basemaps in the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World.
  • Customize which data is visible and how it will appear at different zoom levels.
  • Upload and customize basemaps, and stylize Esri's copies of Open Street Map basemap data.
  • Change the size and colors of sprites, and upload your own images.
  • Publish your stylized basemap on ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise and add your basemap to your mapping app.
  • For more inspiration visit this showcase of custom styles we have created.

How do I use the VTSE interface?

VTSE is composed of the map view and various editors and operations available by clicking the following icons:

Quick edit
Edit layer styles
Edit by color
Edit icons and patterns
Save style
Save style as new item
Un-do last change
Re-do last undone change
Reset style
Download the current style as a JSON document
Link to this documentation or link to leave feedback on Esri Community
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Where can I find VTSE?

Either on ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise, or as a standlone web app:

VTSE change style button screenshot