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Open Data

Achieving data flow

ArcGIS enables interoperability of all GIS data types, formats, and specifications of data. Users can bring vector and raster data into and out of the system in their format of choice. Many organizations also use ArcGIS to share and work with open data so they can communicate effectively, meet mandated transparency requirements, and enable greater insights. Esri includes open data capabilities at no cost in ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Hub.

Supporting your data formats

Data interoperability ensures that you can access and store GIS data types in the formats you already use. ArcGIS works directly with the most common data sources, widely implements open standard formats, and provides the ArcGIS Data Interoperability extension for unique transformation needs.


Data Interoperability extension

For all other data or storage types, the ArcGIS Data Interoperability extension connects hundreds of different files, databases, cloud and web services, feeds, and more to ArcGIS without any coding. Freely leverage vector, raster, text, tabular, markup, notation, binary data, and more.

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Leverage public and open data

ArcGIS provides easy access to authoritative public data provided by customers, partners, and the OpenStreetMap community.


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