Can spatial filters be applied to data downloaded from Open data/ArcGIS Hub?

07-26-2018 04:16 PM
New Contributor III

A user reported that at one time data downloaded from Open Data could be filtered spatial using the map extent. We are unable to do it now. Was this a feature once that is no longer working?

In the API Explorer under Spatial Inputs this is an option to Apply Spatial Filter. This option for our Open Data site (

Please advise.

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We recently had this issue as well and it is a known bug.  The larger the dataset, the longer it it takes. 

From my exchange with ESRI: 

"Please check out this thread:

Please note that even if you are requesting a small portion of a large file, the filtered download could still take a long time to complete. The time to create a filtered download is proportional to the size of the original dataset AND the size of the filter."

Since this is from 3.5 years ago, I would love to see future development work on this.  🙂 

- Amy