Store, manage, and access your data

To host data in the cloud for your applications, you can use ArcGIS data services. The services allow you to store, manage, and access data. You can use tools such as the developer dashboard to import existing data, create new datasets, or publish data to new formats. All data is managed and accessed as a hosted layer and each layer is powered by a data service. Once hosted, you can easily access data services with applications.

Learn more in the topics below.

Data layers displaying bike parking and bike route data stored as hosted layers


Get started

Learn about data hosting and how to host your data as hosted layers.

Data publishing

Learn how to import, create, and convert data to hosted layers.

Data managemnent

Learn how to set properties, capabilities, and sharing permissions for your data.

Hosted feature layers

Learn how to access, query, and display data from feature services.

Hosted vector tile layers

Learn how to access and display data from vector tile services.

Hosted image tile layers

Learn how to access and display data from image tile services.




Feature service

Add, update, delete, and query feature data.

Vector tile service

Store and access vector tile data.

Image tile service

Store and access image tile data.

API support

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  • 1. Access portal via HTTP request and authentication.
  • 2. Access via ArcGIS REST JS.
  • 3. Requires manual application of renderers



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