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Best Practices for Working with ArcGIS
Open Data
Courtney Claessens, Product Engineer
Esri R&D Center, Washington DC
What this session is
•  Tips and tricks:
-  Configuring your services
-  Preparing your data
-  Organizing in ArcGIS Onlin...
What this session is not
•  In-depth overview of ArcGIS Open Data
•  Step-by-step how-to
•  Other great sessions for more ...
ArcGIS Open Data: Part of the ArcGIS Platform
Desktop Web Device
Server Online Content
and Services
Portal
Web GIS
Open Da...
Simple, integrated, open
ArcGIS Open Data Technical Session - Esri UC 2015 5
ArcGIS Open Data Technical Session - Esri UC 2015 6
•  Data-centric view
•  Open formats
•  Hosted and
configurable
•  Inc...
not all data is created equal
tricky: introducing your data to
new users that new use cases
Ultimate goals + session outline
•  Data that is performant and quick to view and download (service configuration)
•  Data...
Dataset and service
preparation
How to best configure your services
Getting data ready from ArcMap
•  Humanize your attributes: use attribute aliases
Getting data ready from ArcMap
•  Humanize your attributes: use attribute aliases
•  Hide unnecessary or empty fields
-  K...
Let’s talk server and services
•  Latest is greatest (but definitely need 10+)
•  Service parameters
-  Max record count s...
Let’s talk server and services
•  Latest is greatest (but definitely need 10+)
•  Service parameters
-  Max record count s...
Let’s talk server and services
•  Latest is greatest (but definitely need 10+)
•  Service parameters
-  Max record count s...
ArcGIS Online
preparation
How to best configure your
organization and data in Online
Let’s talk organization structures
•  ArcGIS Online user roles
-  Open Data administrator
Let’s talk organization structures
•  ArcGIS Online user roles
-  Open Data administrator
•  Staging groups – good for org...
Let’s talk organization structures
•  ArcGIS Online user roles
-  Open Data administrator
•  Staging groups – good for org...
Registering data and editing metadata
•  Register individual layers over full services
•  Gives greater and easier control...
Site
customization
Some tips for site design and user
guidance
Basic customization
•  Header CSS – a little goes a long way!
-  Overwrite the predefined classes that you want to change
...
Basic customization
•  Header CSS – a little goes a long way!
-  Overwrite the predefined classes that you want to change
...
Basic customization
•  Header CSS – a little goes a long way!
-  Overwrite the predefined classes that you want to change
...
Basic customization
•  Header CSS – a little goes a long way!
-  Overwrite the predefined classes that you want to change
...
•  Data preparation
-  Attribute aliases
-  Hide unnecessary fields
•  Service configuration
-  Max record count
-  Enabli...
Other Open Data Sessions
bit.ly/OpenDataUC
•  Design and Style Your Sites
•  Tuesday 11:30 am in Demo Theater 11 - Develop...
ArcGIS Open Data Technical Session - Esri UC 2015 49
Want to learn more?
•  Documentation
- ArcGIS Open Data docs
- ArcGIS...
Session survey
•  Please fill out the session survey in your mobile app
•  Search Open Data in the mobile app
•  Select Be...
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  1. 1. Best Practices for Working with ArcGIS Open Data Courtney Claessens, Product Engineer Esri R&D Center, Washington DC
  2. 2. What this session is •  Tips and tricks: -  Configuring your services -  Preparing your data -  Organizing in ArcGIS Online -  Simple site design •  For: -  Those with ArcGIS Open Data running now -  Those interested in spinning up a site
  3. 3. What this session is not •  In-depth overview of ArcGIS Open Data •  Step-by-step how-to •  Other great sessions for more details: -  Design and Style Your Sites: Tuesday 11:30 am (TW) -  Engaging your Community with Open Data: Tuesday 2:30 pm -  How to Federate ArcGIS Open Data Catalogs: Tuesday 4:30 pm -  Bridging Communities and Data with ArcGIS Open Data: Thursday 3:15 pm (TW)
  4. 4. ArcGIS Open Data: Part of the ArcGIS Platform Desktop Web Device Server Online Content and Services Portal Web GIS Open Data Site Apps Services Access
  5. 5. Simple, integrated, open ArcGIS Open Data Technical Session - Esri UC 2015 5
  6. 6. ArcGIS Open Data Technical Session - Esri UC 2015 6 •  Data-centric view •  Open formats •  Hosted and configurable •  Included with ArcGIS subscriptions
  7. 7. not all data is created equal
  8. 8. tricky: introducing your data to new users that new use cases
  9. 9. Ultimate goals + session outline •  Data that is performant and quick to view and download (service configuration) •  Data that is citizen-friendly and easy to understand (data preparation and organization) •  Sites that are inviting and give user guidance (site design)
  10. 10. Dataset and service preparation How to best configure your services
  11. 11. Getting data ready from ArcMap •  Humanize your attributes: use attribute aliases
  12. 12. Getting data ready from ArcMap •  Humanize your attributes: use attribute aliases •  Hide unnecessary or empty fields -  Keep ObjectID
  13. 13. Let’s talk server and services •  Latest is greatest (but definitely need 10+) •  Service parameters -  Max record count should be less than 5,000
  14. 14. Let’s talk server and services •  Latest is greatest (but definitely need 10+) •  Service parameters -  Max record count should be less than 5,000 •  Service capabilities -  Enable WMS, WFS, WCS (where applicable) -  Turn off feature access if not needed
  15. 15. Let’s talk server and services •  Latest is greatest (but definitely need 10+) •  Service parameters -  Max record count should be less than 5,000 •  Service capabilities -  Enable WMS, WFS, WCS (where applicable) -  Turn off feature access if not needed •  Organize datasets into multiple services -  No more than 20 to a service -  A unique title for each dataset •  Must be publicly accessible
  16. 16. ArcGIS Online preparation How to best configure your organization and data in Online
  17. 17. Let’s talk organization structures •  ArcGIS Online user roles -  Open Data administrator
  18. 18. Let’s talk organization structures •  ArcGIS Online user roles -  Open Data administrator •  Staging groups – good for orgs with multiple contributors •  Thematic groups – comes in handy when adding data
  19. 19. Let’s talk organization structures •  ArcGIS Online user roles -  Open Data administrator •  Staging groups – good for orgs with multiple contributors •  Thematic groups – comes in handy when adding and organizing data on your site •  Include good group names, icons, descriptions
  20. 20. Registering data and editing metadata •  Register individual layers over full services •  Gives greater and easier control of metadata •  Title, description, access and use constraints (license), tags •  License: Creative Commons is ideal! •  Add structured metadata on ArcGIS Online -  Accessible from dataset page and included in shapefile downloads
  21. 21. Site customization Some tips for site design and user guidance
  22. 22. Basic customization •  Header CSS – a little goes a long way! -  Overwrite the predefined classes that you want to change -  Use developer tools in your browser to identify classes -  Can still use wizard for the body of your site
  23. 23. Basic customization •  Header CSS – a little goes a long way! -  Overwrite the predefined classes that you want to change -  Use developer tools in your browser to identify classes -  Can still use wizard for the body of your site •  Place categories on your homepage
  24. 24. Basic customization •  Header CSS – a little goes a long way! -  Overwrite the predefined classes that you want to change -  Use developer tools in your browser to identify classes -  Can still use wizard for the body of your site •  Place categories on your homepage •  Open source icon libraries -  Icons8 -  Noun Project -  Bootstrap Glyphicons
  25. 25. Basic customization •  Header CSS – a little goes a long way! -  Overwrite the predefined classes that you want to change -  Use developer tools in your browser to identify classes -  Can still use wizard for the body of your site •  Place categories on your homepage •  Open source icon libraries -  Icons8 -  Noun Project -  Bootstrap Glyphicons •  Add contact information or feedback mechanisms to homepage
  26. 26. •  Data preparation -  Attribute aliases -  Hide unnecessary fields •  Service configuration -  Max record count -  Enabling WMS, WFS, WCS -  Maximum 20 datasets per service •  ArcGIS Online organization -  User roles -  Staging groups •  Registering data -  Individual layers -  Effective metadata •  Site design -  Header CSS -  Groups -  Feedback mechanisms What did we learn?
  27. 27. Other Open Data Sessions bit.ly/OpenDataUC •  Design and Style Your Sites •  Tuesday 11:30 am in Demo Theater 11 - Developer •  Engaging your Community with Open Data •  Tuesday 2:30 pm in Demo Theater 8 – Online GIS •  How to Federate ArcGIS Open Data Catalogs •  Tuesday 4:30 pm in Demo Theater 8 – Online GIS •  Bridging Communities and Data with ArcGIS Open Data •  Thursday 3:15 pm (TW) in Room 31 C •  Open Data Special Interest Group •  Tuesday 5:30 pm in Room 31 C
  28. 28. ArcGIS Open Data Technical Session - Esri UC 2015 49 Want to learn more? •  Documentation - ArcGIS Open Data docs - ArcGIS Online docs •  Related Esri Training and Tutorials - ArcGIS Open Data Live Training Seminar (Oct 2014) •  bit.ly/OpenDataLTS •  Additional Resources - ArcGIS Open Data on the ArcGIS Blog - ArcGIS Open Data on GeoNet
  29. 29. Session survey •  Please fill out the session survey in your mobile app •  Search Open Data in the mobile app •  Select Best Practices •  Click “Demo Theatre Survey” •  Answer a few short questions and enter any comments

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