As part of Esri’s technology and business strategy, we release and support open-source software. We have shared 350+ open-source projects on the developer collaboration platform GitHub. We also provide many focused open-source solutions for customizing and extending ArcGIS.
“We realize that good ideas come from many places, and we are excited to see how ArcGIS users can customize and share their projects with open-source software.”
Jack Dangermond, Esri President
At Esri we encourage our development staff to engage with the open-source community. We regularly work on and share open-source projects via GitHub. We welcome more interactions with the community of geospatial developers on this forum.
Highlighted Open-Source Projects on GitHub
Organize, manage, and publish metadata for geospatial resources using established metadata standards.
Access, edit, and analyze OpenSteetMap data with this add-on for ArcGIS for Desktop.
Deal with geometry, geography, formats, and building geodatabases with this geographic toolkit.
Integrate ArcGIS services with Leaflet using this lightweight set of tools.
Dynamically transform geospatial data into GeoJSON, CSV, KML, Shapefile, or Feature Service.
Perform spatial analytics on big data managed in a Hadoop Framework.
Write custom applications for analyzing spatial data.
Bridge ArcGIS and the R Project for Statistical Computing
Explore more than 350 open-source projects Esri has released on GitHub
The ArcGIS platform implements and leverages open-source technologies, such as GDAL. We support Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Geodatabases and the PostgreSQL database. ArcGIS for Server can share GIS services using open-source web servers, such as Apache Tomcat and Oracle GlassFish.
Esri actively contributes to many external open-source projects managed by other organizations to help provide a strong geospatial environment for everyone. Esri has provided fixes and updates for open-source libraries such as GDAL and Wine.
Open Source Acknowledgements
Esri is a founder and supporter of 52°North, an international network of partners from research, industry, and public administration who work together to foster innovation in the geospatial industry. All 52°North partners have a long and outstanding record in the Geo-IT domain and actively contribute to the development of international standards.
Esri delivers 300+ map and app templates to jumpstart your projects. These templates are organized by product and industry so you can quickly find, configure, and use solutions to meet the needs of your organization following best practices and emerging trends.
Explore ArcGIS Solution maps, apps, and templates on GitHub.