There are number of sites talking about how to add a georss feed to an ArcGIS Online map (see silverlight and flex examples from esri_webapi), but I haven't located anything about exporting a georss feed, or geojson for that matter. Is this possible? how?

Just to be clear, I'm not talking about the basemaps, but the feature layers.

Update: correction again, the silverlight and flex examples linked to aren't for ArcGIS Online. They're for running on your own web server, which can then be imbibed by AGO. However if I had a server for this I wouldn't be using AGO in the first place. I'm beginning to the think the whole question is based on a false premise.

  • github.com/Esri/geojson-utils - a project from Esri that uses javascript to convert to and from various JSON formats. Not sure yet how much work it takes to use it successfully, which is why this is just a comment. Feel free to turn it into a real answer. – matt wilkie Mar 28 '13 at 16:55

The article I first linked to in the Q about adding Georss was the wrong one, it's about adding georss to Arcgis Desktop via the Data Interoperability Extension. (However georss feeds are not supported in Data Interop base edition, which effectively means that Arcgis Desktop does not have georss support.)

I cross posted a similar question to the official Arcgis Online forum, and have received zero replies to date. I've also opened a technical support case for same. No usable information from them yet, but it's only been a day.

I'll update this answer as needed, but my provisional conclusion is: you can't, Arcgis Online only exports pretty pictures in the browser.

Update: The provisional conclusion was half correct: the free Arcgis Online has no export options, however one of the features with subscription based Arcgis Online for Organizations is hosted Feature Services, and those can be exported as CSV or shapefile. There is still no georss/json, so even with a subscription there still isn't a way to easily re-use your features in other ways (we want to have single data stream of coords, story, and photo that feeds a blog as well as the web map), but at least the data is not completely imprisoned.

Thanks go to Mike Minami of Esri for telling me about the subscription feature services feature, here.

March-2013: see Converting ArcGIS Server JSON to GeoJSON?. , can be used to convert from the ArcGIS Online (or Server) REST API to both geojson and georss.

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