Catalog to CSV, rows and columns for you and me

09-19-2023 08:47 AM
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Now, at your fingertips, is an inventory of public content on Hub sites that are also public. Site users have a new option to export public items in a site's catalog straight to a CSV file. This button provides you with a quick and comprehensive snapshot of all public content in your catalog. This feature was released in June, so it will still be fresh news to many of you!

Signed in site editors will see a button on the classic search view that they can select to try the new view. To activate for all users, just turn on the New search experience (beta) . 



Open your site in edit mode, go to Settings, and scroll down to find Beta. Any site editor can expand this option to see all beta features available for a site.

You and your site visitors can make use of this handy feature right away. On a live view of the site, simply navigate to a search view. Select the three dots to the right of the catalog sorting and view options, and choose Export public catalog (CSV). That's all there is to it!




You can pull this file into various applications to sort, analyze, and visualize to your heart’s content. Tables and charts and maps, oh my! The CSV will include item details metadata such as owner, date created, title, type, and source. 




The tabular data format means you can easily manipulate all or a subset of content items from a public catalog. For instance, you may want to:

  • Summarize catalog items by type to better understand how to use and share the data.
  • Check for catalog updates by comparing exports over time.
  • Gather a list of item owners to contact for more information about the data.
  • Examine the range or most common tags, categories, and sources applied across content items.
  • Identify areas for data or metadata clean-up.

You can always read more about What’s New on ArcGIS Hub Search. Now, get out there and explore some Hub site public data!


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