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Searching for open GIS data via Esri's ArcGIS Open Data.Searching for open GIS data via Esri's ArcGIS Open Data.

Esri Launches Site to Find Open Data

Esri has launched ArcGIS Open Data as a portal for users to search, download, and visualize open data: Since July 2014, more than 1,200 organizations from all levels of government, including the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), and the cities of Raleigh, North Carolina; Tampa, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Muroran, Japan, have used Esri’s ArcGIS Open Data to configure […]

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George Washington University geography students helping USAID and the World Bank map Kathmandu by tracing satellite imagery using online tools for the Open Cities project on November 1, 2013. Credit: Chad BlevinsGeorge Washington University geography students helping USAID and the World Bank map Kathmandu by tracing satellite imagery using online tools for the Open Cities project on November 1, 2013. Credit: Chad Blevins

Open Cities Mapping Project

A partnership between Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the World Bank, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, American Red Cross, USAID, and Development Seed, Open Cities was launched in November of 2012 in order to “create open data ecosystems that will facilitate innovative, data-driven urban planning and disaster risk […]