ArcGIS Open Data

Jason Wieringa | Software Engineer  | Esri

Open Data

What are the problems?

  • GIS
  • Citizens
  • Businesses
  • Legal
  • Formats

Citizens & Businesses

“It is the policy of the state that open data be machine readable and released to the public in ways that make the data easy to find, accessible, and usable...”

Make it Easy.

  1. Discoverable
  2. Explorable
  3. Accessible


Simple search and recommendations
for finding relevant data


Right away, people should be able to
see and filter data.


     One click download as common data
formats and developer API’s

Governments & Agencies

Make it easy.

Data and Business processes

  • The data should live where you already have it
  • "Flip a switch"
  • Customizable site that is your own

A Story

An application built by Code for America Fellows
for the City of San Francisco.

I provide maintenance support  for the software
as open source contributions.

Uses SNAP Retailer Locator data from the USDA.

As a developer, I would like:

  • Consistent API
  • Consistent data

Easy for Developers
Easy for Organizations
World of datasets under a common API

Where is it?

Coming soon to a browser near you!

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