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Dataset Smart Search: a new way to explore open data with ArcGIS Hub


Introducing: Dataset Smart Search

Just in time for the UC, we’re rolling out a new beta capability that makes it easier to use the open data published on your Hub sites.

This new feature helps users quickly answer questions. For example:

We crafted this feature to work well whether you’re on a mobile phone or desktop, and it’s meant to provide a familiar interface form the user who just arrived on your site for the first time and is not at all familiar with the data.

See for yourself with this demo on the World Cities dataset!

Dataset Smart Search Demo
Dataset Smart Search demo

How it works

This feature works by combining statistics gathered during the ArcGIS Hub indexing process with the Esri geocoding suggest feature. As the user types in the form input, the ArcGIS Hub application searches for the best match whether it is a location, a value, or a field within the dataset.

The user can also choose from menu options in order to be guided to their next steps.

Dataset Smart Search Menu Options
Dataset Smart Search Menu Options

How to turn it on

This feature is available for your ArcGIS Hub sites right now as a beta capability. To turn the capability on:

  1. visit your site
  2. sign in
  3. click the edit pencil on the left hand side
  4. select settings
  5. select capabilities
  6. click beta
  7. toggle dataset smart search on
  8. click save
Enable Dataset Smart Search
Enable Dataset Smart Search

We want to hear from you

We’d love for you to try out this new feature and give us your feedback. If you’re at the UC come by the ArcGIS Hub booth and tell us what you think in person. You can also post on GeoNet in the ArcGIS Hub place at any time.

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