Many blog readers have been downloading Growth Watch data from the 'Data by Years' page for their own work. I am happy to announce that we are shifting from the quarterly updated datasets for issued building permits to a dataset that will be updated weekly. This will give GIS data users access to the most current dataset. Now there is a new way to download the data. Try this out
1. In ArcMap, click on 'Add Data' and select the 'Add Data from ArcGIS Online' option.
2. In the pop up window, type in "issued_building_permits" in the search tab and click on the search icon. Make sure that the Data option is selected.
3. You should see the "PLANNINGCADASTRE_issued_building_permits" feature service in the results. Please make sure the you also see "Feature Service by CTM.Publisher" in the left bottom corner of the data tab.
4. Metadata can be found when you click on "Details"
5. Click add.
Hope this helps.