The following list outlines how to share data through the SGID Open Data website.

  • Although not required, we like to have a user named with the department’s name or function to be the one user to share data. AGRC uses a user called UtahAGRC to share all SGID authoritative data. This allows users to quickly determine the source of the data and the potential value of the data.
  • For data to be shared within the SGID, we prefer to share single feature type feature layers. This means, one data type and theme within a feature layer. This allows the greatest flexibility for the end users of the data.
  • Having an accurate title (Using Utah as a first identifier and spaces between words), summary and description are needed to allow users to discover your data.
  • For tagging data to be included within the ArcGIS Online SGID we start general and work to specific following the format Agency/Department Name, SGID, ISO Category, other terms relevant to data usage. We omit tags already contained in the layer title. Using the layer with the title County Boundaries as an example, we use AGRC and SGID as suggested tags. We chose AGRC since we want to include the agency and or department name. We chose SGID for inclusion in the SGID Open Data website. We omitted County and Boundaries since they are contained in the layer title. Please refer to Using tags effectively for more ideas and information.
  • Please make sure that the data is shared publicly with everyone, and include the appropriate SGID Group to share with. This will allow us to make your data available through the SGID Open Data website.
  • If you are the steward of the data and the data is considered authoritative, you can mark it as Authoritative so users will be able to tell at a glance that it is good data.
  • Please check the box to Allow others to export to different formats located at the bottom of the Settings page for the data to give the most flexibility for data usage.