What is ArcGIS Open Data?

Open Data allows organizations to use the ArcGIS platform to provide the public with open access to their authoritative data. Organizations configure a website with their own look and feel and specify Open Data groups to share specific items. The general public can use Open Data sites to search by topic or location, download data in multiple formats, and view data on an interactive map and in a table.

For Consumers

Interact with data and maps to help you learn about your community. Discover, explore, and download data, or share a link to an interesting dataset.

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For Providers

ArcGIS Open Data provides a mechanism to create a free website that will allow you to interact with your citizens and better understand the issues the community cares most about.

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Create and share your own data in an Open Data site using the workflows you already know.

  • Create customized sites for your data.
  • Enable Open Data on your organization and groups.
  • Allow federated searching across organizations and groups.
  • Create simple workflows for sharing your data.
  • Provide support for spatial and non-spatial tables.
  • Provide interactive filters to explore data.
  • Share links to filtered views of datasets.


Data requirements

ArcGIS Open Data currently works with features from hosted feature services as well as feature and map services from an ArcGIS Server.


What's new

Open Data was updated in September 2014, and the following features and functionality were added:

  • Updated look for Open Data Administrators
  • Data providers can share CSV files as Open Data
  • Data consumers can visualize data with a series of charts
  • Improved search for better data discovery


Sneak peek

ArcGIS Open Data has just been released, and we're planning some exciting things in the road ahead:

  • New interface for Administrators to design sites and view statistics
  • Discover and find new data types such as documents and imagery


Share your ideas for where ArcGIS Open Data will go!


ArcGIS Ideas site

Share your ideas of where ArcGIS Open Data will go! Post a suggestion or vote on existing ideas.

Are you a provider looking for ideas? See what customers are asking for. Invite contributors to privately collaborate with you to evolve ideas.