Today ArcGIS Hub becomes available for selected early adopter customers. ArcGIS Hub is a new product that enables governments and communities to tackle pressing issues by organizing and engaging around policy initiatives. ArcGIS Hub is built to help you put open data into context of top priorities. The product will be generally available in late September/early October.
As of June 27, you will notice a few other things changing for you, as a current ArcGIS Open Data user. Here’s what to expect:
- You will still have access to all the open data functionality and capabilities that you had through ArcGIS Open Data, but you will now access and manage those capabilities through ArcGIS Hub.
- The ArcGIS Open Data application (opendata.arcgis.com) that you are used to visiting will no longer be your destination. It will be replaced by the new ArcGIS Hub destination (hub.arcgis.com). Starting on June 27, 2017, opendata.arcgis.com will redirect to hub.arcgis.com.
- ArcGIS Hub will include the same “Sites,” “Data,” “Team,” and “Settings” tabs that you have worked with. It will also include premium community engagement capabilities (via new “Community” and “Initiatives” tabs) that you can access if you license ArcGIS Hub.
- All your existing open data sites will remain unaffected by this change. The URLs to your sites remain the same and you can still edit them. For example, if your site URL was http://opendata.dc.gov before the launch of ArcGIS Hub, it will remain http://opendata.dc.gov after the release.
- Any new sites created with the “Create New Site” button in the “Sites” tab will still have opendata.arcgis.com URLs. Any new sites created with the ArcGIS Hub product will have hub.arcgis.com URLs.
- All ArcGIS Open Data help and documentation will now become part of ArcGIS Hub documentation. Any ArcGIS Open Data documentation pages you visit will automatically redirect to ArcGIS Hub documentation pages, giving you the same access to the content you need.
If you would like to learn more about the new ArcGIS Hub product and find out how it can help you take your open data further, visit esri.com/hub.
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