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Map Manager

Map Manager

Search and browse through maps harvested from ArcGIS Online and GeoPlatform Map Viewer. Select maps to create a Map Block or Map Gallery, then add it to your webpage or share it with a friend.

  • Search and browse maps harvested from AGOL and GeoPlatform Map Viewer
  • Create map blocks and galleries
  • Share map blocks and galleries via email
  • Embed map blocks into your community or website
  • Embed galleries into your community or websites
  • Curate gallery pages with keywords
  • Import maps from ArcGIS Online as an Open Map resource in GeoPlatform.


Map Viewer

Browse GeoPlatform.gov data assets to find data of interest. Build a custom map. Upload your own data to the map. Share the map with others.

  • Search published maps
  • Save & publish composed maps
  • Configurable basemap layers
  • Add your own WMS or ESRI layers
  • Feature import using GeoJSON, KML, SHP, and CSV
  • Geolocation support
  • Measure distance
  • Draw features
  • and much more!


Service Dashboard

View the performance and status of web service resources registered with the GeoPlatform.

  • At-a-glance view of overall status with Grade, Trend, and 7-day summary of services
  • List, find, filter and sort services by Theme, Agency, Title, Reliability, Days Online, Score, and Speed
  • Drill-down into individual services to view details, current status, latest performance statistics and 7-day log of scores and speeds
  • Perform on-the-fly tests of services using the FGDC Service Status Checker


LMA Dashboard

View the Lifecycle Maturity of the A-16 National Geospatial Data Asset (NGDA) datasets and themes.

  • At-a-glance view of maturity of the entire NGDA dataset portfolio
  • View results for current and past assessment surveys
  • Filter Datasets by Theme and Agency
  • Drilldown into results of specific survey questions (individual datasets or rolled-up by theme)
  • View details about a Dataset
  • View status ratings for web Services associated with Datasets



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  • Browse data collection projects by government agencies and partners
  • Register new projects for others to discover
  • Manage projects to keep everything up-to-date


Dataset Search

A reusable tool for searching the Data.gov Dataset Catalog. This application can be embedded into any web page (e.g., a GeoPlatform Community page) for searching datasets using customized search parameters.

  • Search Data.gov Dataset Catalog for published datasets
  • Search by dataset name, phrase, or keyword
  • Filter by organization, organization type, tag, format, topics, status, and topic categories
  • Filter by area-of-interest (selection on a map)
  • Sort search results by name, dates, popularity, and relevance
  • View details about datasets and their related resources
  • Embed and customize the application within HTML pages


Community Hosting

Tools, documentation, templates, and help-desk support for hosting user “communities”—interactive, topically-focused web portals that are managed and used collaboratively by specific communities with similar interests. These portals can provide a shared workspace for communities dedicated to the work of individual agencies, OMB Circular A–16 data themes, and cross-cutting program areas. For more information click here: https://ccb.geoplatform.gov

  • Hosted Content Management System (CMS) using WordPress
  • Community-managed content
  • Integrated user authentication and role-based access management
  • Packaged themed templates with examples
  • Growing list of plugins and services including:

    • SAML authentication module
    • Maps and Map Galleries
    • Dataset Search


More services coming soon!

Check back often to see what new apps and services the GeoPlatform has to offer.

Updated on March 6, 2017