Esri Launches New Site to Find Open Data

Search and Discover Authoritative Information from Any ArcGIS Open Data Website  

Redlands, California February 9, 2015—Esri today announced the launch of a new site aimed to help citizens discover organizations sharing open data around the world and provide direct access to thousands of open government datasets. Citizens can search, download, filter, and visualize this data through their web browser or mobile device.  

Since July 2014, more than 1,200 organizations from all levels of government, including the  National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), and the cities of Raleigh, North Carolina;  Tampa, FloridaCharlotte, North Carolina; and  Muroran, Japan, have used Esri's ArcGIS Open Data to configure custom open data sites to serve local citizens and businesses. Now the public can search across all these sites to find authoritative data by location and topic. 

"We are excited about the large number of organizations currently sharing open data and believe we have a great opportunity to boost global support for open data and open knowledge," says Andrew Turner, CTO of Esri's DC R&D Center. "As more of the 380,000 organizations we work with across the globe begin to contribute open data, we will be able to help foster innovation by connecting the millions of datasets created by government agencies and shared through ArcGIS Open Data." 

Any organization can make its data available through ArcGIS Open Data, and people can now discover this data by visiting

Learn more about ArcGIS Open Data at

About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS technology, Esri software is used in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at


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