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    Implementing ArcGIS Open Data in Rhode Island

    The concept of “open data” is not a new one, for years those of us in the GIS community have come accross this term to describe data that has been shared with no copyright restrictions (or other control mechanisms) for people to use and republish as they wish. Within the past two years, Esri has jumped into the open data world by beginning their ArcGIS Open Data initiative. This is a way for Esri customers to disseminate data through a customized ArcGIS Online web portal under an open data license. Organizations that implement ArcGIS Open Data are inherently agreeing to allow their users to download, use, edit and redistribute data for their…