Content and data

If you build applications that use Esri or 3rd party content or data in ArcGIS Platform, you need to adhere to the Terms of Use and attribution requirements defined for each. If you publish your own data, you should define your own Terms of Use and attribution requirements.

Terms of Use and Credits

The Terms of Use and Credit (Attribution) information for all content stored in ArcGIS Platform can be found in the content's item. You can view the item page in ArcGIS Online or you can access the ArcGIS Platform portal directly.

ArcGIS Online

To find an item page, do the following:

  1. Go to www.arcgis.com.
  2. Search for an item using:
    • Name: Title of the content
    • Owner: Name of the owner/publisher
    • Description: Key words/tags
    • Item ID: Unique ID
    • Item page: URL to page
  3. Scroll down to the Terms of Use and Credits (Attribution) sections.

ArcGIS Platform portal

To get the Terms of use and Credtis information directly, you can access the ArcGIS Platform portal service. The information is in the accessInformation and licenseInfo fields. See below for examples.

 
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https://www.arcgis.com/sharing/rest/content/items/<ITEM-ID>?f=json

Esri data

The Terms of Use for Esri data stored in ArcGIS Platform are defined in the Terms of Use section of an item page in ArcGIS Online. In most cases, the terms reference the Esri Master Agreement. The Credits section contains the data source providers.

Example: Streets basemap web map

ArcGIS Online

https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=03daad361e1849bc80cb7b70ed391379

item terms basemap

REST

https://www.arcgis.com/sharing/rest/content/items/03daad361e1849bc80cb7b70ed391379?f=json

  
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curl https://www.arcgis.com/sharing/rest/content/items/03daad361e1849bc80cb7b70ed391379? \
-d "f=json" \

3rd party data

Many organizations host their own content and data in ArcGIS Platform and make it available through ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Hub or the Living Atlas. Before using this data in your applications, you must comply with the Terms of Use and you may be required to display attribution if defined by the organization. The terms are typically unique from organization to organization.

Example: COVID-19 New Cases web map

ArcGIS Online

https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=8b35f8021d1244618208aaf867eb709a

item terms of use covid

REST

https://www.arcgis.com/sharing/rest/content/items/8b35f8021d1244618208aaf867eb709a?f=json

  
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curl https://www.arcgis.com/sharing/rest/content/items/8b35f8021d1244618208aaf867eb709a? \
-d "f=json" \

Your data

If you publish content or data for your apps in ArcGIS Platform, you should define the terms of use and any data source attribution that is required. To do so, you can use ArcGIS Online or the developer dashboard.

For more information about accounts, licensing, pricing, and service usage, visit the FAQs.

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