Do you use the Esri UK Free Online Services or the UK Content app?

We have now made all of our free UK content available directly within ArcGIS Online.  See our geoxchange blog for details of our new basemaps and locators. These new services replace the Free Esri UK Online Services (found at datahub.esriuk.com) which will be retired on 1st July 2016. 

We have also released a new version of the UK Content app to make it easier for you to switch over to the new services.

Migrating to New Free Services

1.       Why should you change over to the new ArcGIS Online services?

The new services use the latest OS OpenData products from the Ordnance Survey - OS Open Map Local and OS Open Names.

The existing services (datahub.esriuk.com) are no longer being maintained and will be retired on 1st July 2016.

2.       When do I need to stop using the existing Esri UK Free Online Services by?

1st July 2016.  These services are no longer maintained but will continue to be available until 1st July 2016 to allow you time to migrate.

3.       How do I access the new free services?

The new services are all public facing so you no longer need your Esri UK Online Services login credentials.  The base maps are directly available in the default basemap gallery in both ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS for Desktop.

See our geoxchange blog for details of how to access the new basemaps and locators.   

The UK Content App makes it simpler for you to consume these services from ArcGIS Online.

Premium Map Services

4.       How does this affect the Premium Esri UK Online Services?

The premium services are unaffected by these changes.  You can also continue to use the UK Content App to add the premium map services to your ArcGIS Online account.

If you would like to know more about the premium services please look at our website.

The UK Content App and changes we’ve made

5.       What is the UK Content App?

The UK Content App is a free app available from the ArcGIS Marketplace that makes it easy for you to make use of the Online Services provided by Esri UK. 

The original release of this application helped you consume the old Esri UK Online Services (datahub.esriuk.com).  The application has now been updated to help you consume the new free services available directly within ArcGIS Online.

6.       What has changed in the UK Content App?

The UK Content App no longer configures the old Esri UK Free Online Services (datahub.esriuk.com), but instead makes it easier for you to use the new services hosted in ArcGIS Online.  You no longer need to login with your Esri UK Online Services account to run the app, you just need your ArcGIS Online credentials.

You can use the UK Content App to create a group containing each of the free UK basemaps, making it easier for you to find them and to add them to your custom basemap gallery group should you want to.

The UK Content App also allows you to configure the free UK Locators adding them as utility services to your ArcGIS Online account.

7.       Can I still use the UK Content App to setup Esri UK Online Premium Services?

Yes.  The premium services tab in the UK Content app works as before.  To access this tab you still need to enter your Esri Online Services login credentials (datahub account).

Local View Fusion

8.       Can I use the new services from within LocalView Fusion?

No.  The new services are not accessible from LocalView Fusion.  The existing free Esri UK Online Services will be available until the retirement of LocalView Fusion on 1st July 2016.

Any other questions?

9.       Do you have a question that isn’t answered here?

If you have further questions please email the product manager.