To build great apps you need may need great content, learn what ArcGIS supports.
Table of contents
- Find existing geolocated content in ArcGIS
- Downloadable content
- Authoritative and deprecated content
- Limited access content
- Additional resources
- Other related list of resources
ArcGIS offer you the possibility to host your own geographic content and consume third party content. This content use to be delivered though ArcGIS services.
Learn more about:
- ArcGIS geoinformation model
- ArcGIS data types
- ArcGIS data storage
- ArcGIS service types
- ArcGIS data providers
Find existing geolocated content in ArcGIS
There are several places in the ArcGIS Platform where you can find/share content in different formats. Many will be free, some with be restricted to ArcGIS named users and some will be paid.
|Living atlas||Yes||Esri, partners and customers|
|ArcGIS Online Location-based services||Yes||Esri|
|Marketplace||Yes||Esri and partners|
|ArcGIS Online community||Mixed||Any ArcGIS user|
|ArcGIS Hub||Mixed||Esri and customers|
Of course, there many other Esri customers managing their own infrastructure are also sharing content though the REST APIs.
The creator of the dataset will be the one who configures without the data being only available for query (default value) or if they are also downloadable, and the license (open, commercial, non-commercial, etc.) of the data. If the creator configure the service as downloadable you will find an "Export" button within the item description page in the top right.
If you don't find it, you can also try filtering in ArcGIS Online by keywords in the
License info field, and in the case it is not downloadable, you can always ask the owner using the items details page comments if he or she could activate the "Export Data" option.
Use this is as an example search to find downloadable content&start=1&num=20).
Authoritative and deprecated content
Since June 2018 any creator can tag his own dataset as Authoritative and Deprecated as a good practice to help anyone within or outside an organization to search and filter item by their status: Authoritative and Deprecated.
Authoritative1: Organizations publishing this type of content, such as Esri (including our international distributors) and government agencies, are able to mark the best available content that they are sharing with everyone as ‘Authoritative’ and it will appear as authoritative from that organization. Users that are looking for this type of content can now filter their search results to just show content that is authoritative.
Limited access content
Some content hosted in ArcGIS Online and published by Esri like ready-to-use 2D and 3D map, layers, apps, tools and services published might require an ArcGIS account (organizational user or a free developer account) to access.
There are three types of content:
|Content type||Example content||# Items||Consume credits||Require account||Provider|
|Default content||Any content shared publicly||View items (+1M)||No||No||Any creator|
|Subscriber content||NAIP imagery, landscape analysis layers, and historical maps||Items (+2500)||No||Yes||Esri|
|Premium content||Demographic and lifestyle maps as well as tools for geocoding, geoenrichment, network analysis, and spatial analysis||Items (+1000)||Yes1||Yes||Esri|
Note: Premium content like infographics and some Living Atlas Layers such as tapestry segmentation are charged based on the number of transactions of each item. 1,000 map requests (pan, zoom, and identify) costs 10 credits ($1). Find more at: Understanding credits consumption by capability.
Contents from Esri Spain. Vídeos:
ArcGIS Online user: EsriEspanaContenidos
Other related list of resources
Find more geolocated and none geolocated content at awesome-public-datasets