Inspiration to create your own Open Data site

Inspiration to create your own Open Data site

Many organisations use ArcGIS to share and work with Open Data. Creating an Open Data site using ArcGIS Hub is a great way to liberate your data so you can meet mandated transparency requirements and enable greater insights. To give you inspiration to create your own, I wanted to share some recent ArcGIS Hub Open Data sites that have caught my eye. 

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Put your business data into action with Open Data, Living Atlas and Business Analyst Online

Put your business data into action with Open Data, Living Atlas and Business Analyst Online

It was the Esri UK Annual Conference this week, where I presented in the Data in Action track. The presentation focused on Business Analyst Online; using Open Data and Living Atlas data for suitability analysis. I thought I’d share my workflow.

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ArcGIS is an API

ArcGIS is an API

Most organisations using ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise have no idea they already have a rich modern API on to their data and services. Many in the public sector have active Open Data programmes working out how to publish their Open Data (spatial and non-spatial) over an API - without being aware they are already doing it!

What could this mean for you organisation?

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Updated imagery you say….

Updated imagery you say….

We have two exciting announcements about World Imagery services. In the next month, we will be receiving a UK wide update to the Imagery and Imagery with Labels basemaps. This is in addition to the new World Imagery (Clarity) service. Read on to find out what’s changed and for more details on the World Imagery (Clarity) service.

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The science behind our Coastal Views map

The science behind our Coastal Views map

When you're at the coast and gaze off into the horizon, do you know which countries are directly across the sea from you? I recently tried to answer this question by creating a map that went on to be featured on The Telegraph, Mail Online, BBC News and, more recently, Esri's Maps We Love gallery. 

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Living Atlas or Open Data – which should I choose?

Over the past couple of months there has been a number of updates to Living Atlas and to the ArcGIS Open Data application. Both Living Atlas and the Open Data application host a range of authoritative datasets such as Census data, OS boundary data and other government driven datasets. In this post I will first look at the similarities between the two applications when contributing data. I will then focus on which one you might want to choose when downloading the data.  

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New OS Open Basemaps available for free in ArcGIS Online

With the latest release of ArcGIS Online you now automatically get access to free high quality basemaps for Great Britain. We have created the new basemaps using the latest Ordnance Survey Open Data products and enhanced them for use in the ArcGIS platform. Enhancements include a consistent cartographic style to provide a clean and consistent mapping from small to large scale, as well as additional road and street labels at mid and large scales.

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An introduction to OS Open Rivers and OS Open Roads in ArcGIS

Ordnance Survey has recently released a new range of Open Data products. This post will focus on how you can use the OS Open Rivers and OS Open Roads datasets. They provide detailed views of the watercourses and road network in Great Britain and are supplied for free as open data. 

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Esri UK Open Data Portal Update

You might have noticed the ESRI UK Open Data Portal had a little make-over recently. If this your first time hearing about our Esri UK Open Data Portal site, I urge you to have a look around, you might find something you like! A new Education theme has been added and the site includes some beta features of ArcGIS Open Data.
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The Esri UK Open Data site is here and here’s how to set up your own

Have you seen ArcGIS Open Data, which you can set up free from your ArcGIS Online Organization Subscription? This article will give you a broad introduction into what ArcGIS Open Data is, how you can activate it and show you examples of Open Data Portals already available for you to use.
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