Export data

Exporting data allows you to save your Insights datasets outside of Insights in commonly used file formats. Exported data can be shared with colleagues or used in other products, such as ArcGIS Pro or Microsoft Excel.

Only feature layers can be exported. You can export data from a feature layer if one of the following is true:

  • You own the features.
  • You have administrator privileges.
  • You are not the feature layer owner or the administrator, but the owner or administrator has shared the dataset with you and configured the dataset to allow others to export the data (only available when exporting a dataset from the home page).


Exporting data is disabled for feature layers that are accessed through a distributed collaboration.

Export a dataset

Use the following steps to export a dataset from the data pane:

  1. From the data pane, next to the dataset you want to export, click the Dataset options button Dataset options.
  2. Click Export.

    A menu with export formats is displayed.


    If Export is disabled, the dataset you have selected is not compatible with exporting.

  3. Choose the export format.

Use the following steps to export a dataset from the home page:

  1. From the home page, click the Datasets tab Datasets.
  2. Find the dataset you want to export. Use the search bar, filter button Filter, View items button View items, and Sort button Sort, if necessary.
  3. Hover over the dataset and click the Export dataset button Export dataset.
  4. Click the export format from the menu.

The dataset is exported in the selected format and saved in your browser's default download location.


It may take several minutes for the download to appear in your browser, depending on the size of your dataset.

Export formats

Feature layers can be exported to the following formats:

  • Shapefile (.zip)
  • Comma-separated values (CSV) files (.zip)
  • GeoJSON (.zip)

Feature services with multiple layers

A feature service can contain multiple feature layers. If a dataset with multiple layers is exported to a CSV file or GeoJSON, each layer will appear in a separate file and the collection will be saved in a compressed folder.

If a feature service is owned by another member of your organization, Allow others to export to different formats must be set on each feature layer that you want to export. Only the feature layers with export enabled will be included in the exported file.