New Resource: Esri Unveils New Database to Find and Access Open ArcGIS Data From Organizations, Governments Around the World
At launch the database discussed below provides access to 23,091 open datasets from 1,486 organizations worldwide.
Esri today announced the launch of a new site aimed to help citizens discover organizations sharing open data around the world and provide direct access to thousands of open government datasets.
Citizens can search, download, filter, and visualize this data through their web browser or mobile device.
Since July 2014, more than 1,200 organizations from all levels of government, including the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), and the cities of Raleigh, North Carolina; Tampa, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Muroran, Japan, have used Esri’s ArcGIS Open Data to configure custom open data sites to serve local citizens and businesses. Now the public can search across all these sites to find authoritative data by location and topic.
One useful search feature is an option to be notified about new entries based on any keyword search. Look for the RSS icon on the right side of any results page.
Clicking the “pin” icon next to a search box allows users to search everywhere (global), near a specific location, or a specific location based on GPS, IP address, etc.
Search results can be sorted four ways:
- Relevance (default)
- Upload Data
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.