Andrew Turner

Andrew Turner
Andrew is the Director of the Esri R&D Center in Washington, DC. He and his team work on engineering innovative new web technology making GIS open and accessible to everyone. Andrew wrote the book on Neogeography, is a charter member of the OSGeo and OpenWeb foundations, has contributed to several open data standards, and other publications regarding geospatial business, community collaboration, feedback control system design, and even home automation. His education includes degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science. Follow Andrew on Twitter @ajturner or read his blog

Recent Posts

ArcGIS Hub for community engagement

ArcGIS Hub Community Dashboard

We have been working with municipalities of all sizes across the world to learn what makes a smart community. Through our many years of research we have noticed that the most effective organizations have a clear vision and articulation of … Continue reading

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Welcome to ArcGIS Hub

Open Data is a free capability of ArcGIS

Today we introduced a new product from Esri – ArcGIS Hub. ArcGIS Hub supports collaboration between government, businesses, citizens and their communities to accomplish data-driven initiatives. A few early adopters are using ArcGIS Hub today and the product will be … Continue reading

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Building the Forest Atlases with Open Data and Open Source

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Open Data and GIS improve forest management in the Congo Basin By Thomas Maschler and Asa Strong from World Resources Institute Open data enables citizens and communities around the world to engage in important societal and environmental issues. Besides stimulating … Continue reading

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Architecture of open data

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A year ago we launched ArcGIS Open Data – a new capability of ArcGIS – with the explicit goal making it easy and efficient for government to make authoritative data discoverable and accessible. Included for any organization to use without … Continue reading

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Vector Tiles preview

Vector Tiles Comparison

Today at the Esri International User Conference we unveiled our plans for bringing vector map tiles to the ArcGIS platform. Our web, mobile, and online platform work together to provide data rich, interactive and custom cartography through modern web GIS … Continue reading

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Notes from State of the Map 2015

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Last month the United Nations headquarters in New York City hosted the 2015 OpenStreetMap US conference, State of the Map (SOTM). An illustrious setting for a passionate band of people who are collaboratively creating a global repository of geographic data … Continue reading

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National Day of Civic Hacking

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The US National Day of Civic Hacking is a day where thousands of developers, data scientists, government staff, civic hackers and citizens gather to create innovative solutions for communities to improve local services. It’s a unique opportunity to meet neighbors and use … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Open Data community

ArcGIS Open Data

Open data is a rapidly growing movement around the globe, focused on governments, businesses, health organizations and more, to share the decision making datasets they use to intelligently manage cities, counties, states, countries, or mitigate health crisis’s and natural disasters. … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Open Data – 2014 Year in Review

ArcGIS Open Data 2014 Year in Review

Last year we announced ArcGIS Open Data as a free application for organizations using ArcGIS to publish their open data to the web. Our vision is to enable any organization to quickly and easily share data by using their existing … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Online supports GeoJSON

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ArcGIS Online released a new update and added a long awaited feature for developers and other data users: support to publish and download as GeoJSON. GeoJSON was developed in 2008 through community discussion and consensus to include spatial data in … Continue reading

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