Early September brings back to school and a new update to ArcGIS Open Data. We’ve added some new features that gives administrators greater control over their dataset downloads and more information on download errors, made the dataset update date more …

What’s new in ArcGIS Open Data: September 4, 2015 Read more »

A year ago we launched ArcGIS Open Data – a new capability of ArcGIS – with the explicit goal making it easy and efficient for government to make authoritative data discoverable and accessible. Included for any organization to use without …

Architecture of open data Read more »

Governments and organizations have been hard at work creating Open Data sites to make their authoritative data accessible, discoverable, explorable, and collaborative. There are over 27,000 datasets in the Open Data catalog and over 100 sites in the ArcGIS Open Data site gallery for you to …

ArcGIS Open Data Site of the Week: VicRoads, Victoria, Australia Read more »

It’s time to refresh your browser – ArcGIS Online has been updated with the following new features and enhancements. This update includes updates and new capabilities for smart mapping, app templates, managing and administering organizations, and more. Smart Mapping First introduced …

What’s New in ArcGIS Online (July 2015) Read more »

Last month the United Nations headquarters in New York City hosted the 2015 OpenStreetMap US conference, State of the Map (SOTM). An illustrious setting for a passionate band of people who are collaboratively creating a global repository of geographic data …

Notes from State of the Map 2015 Read more »

In today’s world, there has never been a bigger demand for transparency than when it comes to how law enforcement reacts to crime. So to meet that demand, the city of Oakland, Calif., is launching its Oakland Police Department Calls …

Oakland, Calif.’s Real-Time Crime Map Uses Data to Drive Community Engagement Read more »

In the previous entry of this series, we introduced a new set of innovations that leverage hyperlocal data. However, even with the most disruptive innovations, it is difficult to effect large-scale change without an enabling ecosystem of capable users and …

AidData/USAID GDL Series 3: Strengthening the “Demand Side” of Data Read more »