ArcGIS Online: Introduction

An introductional guide to ArcGIS Online Web Map with skills and tips for creating geospatial projects using the software.

What is ArcGIS Online?

ArcGIS Online is a cloud-based collaborative management service created by ESRI allowing you to create, store and manage your maps, apps and data using a free personal ArcGIS Online account.

The software is ready to use requiring nothing to install or setup.

Features of ArcGIS Online and Web Map

With ArcGIS Online Web Map, the software comes ready to use requiring no installation or setup.  This allows you to stay in control of your data and easily share your interactive maps over the web.

  • Effortlessly share information through blogs, web pages, web applications, Facebook or Twitter.
  • Ability to go mobile utilizing free ArcGIS application for smartphones or by using your web browser.
  • Ready to use content available at your fingertips including basemaps, demographic maps, image services and data.
  • An easy-to-use workspace for collaborating with others and sharing maps, data and other geospatial content.
  • Ability to create custom web and mobile applications while controlling access to your data and information.

Benefits of Using ArcGIS Online

ArcGIS Online is easy to use.

Maps and information can be accessed from anywhere.

No software to install, allowing you to convey large amounts of information while cutting down on the need for additional presentation software.

ArcGIS Online offers you the ability to create, display and present your data or information in a geographic context.  This allows your information to be presented in a way that conveys more meaning while engaging the viewer with an interactive learning experience.

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