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Important Information about Retail MarketPlace and Business Summary Services, Layers, and Web Maps

This year Esri changed its business data source in the U.S. from D&B to Infogroup. Both companies excel in providing a comprehensive set of business listings, and each has their unique strengths. D&B’s strength is in its financial data and coverage of larger companies. Infogroup’s strength is in its small and local business listings. Infogroup’s strength in small and local businesses is what best meets the profile of Esri’s users and what caused Esri to change this data source.

How will this impact users?

First, what’s coming…

Business data is widely available in Esri’s content and demographic maps. For this reason, the rollout of the Infogroup data has occurred over several releases. In November, the last set of maps will be updated with Infogroup data. This includes the 2015 Retail MarketPlace service, layers, and web maps. As long as you are accessing the following, you will automatically see the update with Infogroup data in November:

Service

Map Image Layers

Web Maps

To view the service REST endpoints, you will need to access the REST API with a developer or organizational account, using a token request.

Second, what’s retiring…

2013 and 2014 Retail MarketPlace and Business Summary datasets are now in Mature Support status. Mature Support status means that services, layers, and web maps will be available until the planned retirement date on December 31st, 2015.

Any web maps, applications, or story maps currently using these items will be impacted. See below for a complete list of services and ArcGIS Online items that will not be available after December 31st, 2015.

Esri recommends updating to the 2015 services, layers, and web maps listed below, during the Mature Support period.

Unavailable after Dec 31, 2015

Recommended Replacement

 2013 Services

2015 USA Business Summary Service
2015 USA Retail MarketPlace Service

2014 Services

2015 USA Business Summary Service
2015 USA Retail MarketPlace Service

2014 Map Image Layers

2015 USA Retail Opportunity
2015 USA Grocery Store Market Opportunity
2015 USA Clothing/Accessory Store Market Opportunity
2015  USA Car Dealership Market Opportunity
2015 USA Electronics Store Market Opportunity
2015 USA Food Service Market Opportunity  

2014 Web Maps

2015 Retail Opportunity in the United States
2015 Clothing/Accessory Store Market Opportunity in the United States
2015 Electronics Store Market Opportunity in the United States
2015 Food Service Market Opportunity in the United States
2015 Grocery Store Market Opportunity in the United States
2015 Car Dealership Market Opportunity in the United States

To view the service REST endpoints, you will need to access the REST API with a developer or organizational account, using a token request.

About the author

Lucy Guerra has over 20 years of experience as a product manager, working with organizations to understand their business challenges and shaping products to address those challenges. She focuses on enhancing the user experience with quality content, and leads a team focused on bringing to market and driving awareness of Esri's data and location services.

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