Land Use Academy

ArcGIS for Interactive Web Maps

Using ArcGIS Online to Create & Share Interactive Web Maps



This one-day training introduces students to the basics of creating mapping "mashups" - interactive, online maps using free tools from Esri's new ArcGIS Online website. For communities, researchers, and outreach educators, a web map is a powerful tool for soliciting input, getting the message out, and localizing seemingly abstract data. Google Earth and Google Maps have led this revolution in online maps by making it easy for practically anyone (even you) to create a custom web map of their own. But Google isn’t the only game in town. Esri, the creator of the most popular desktop GIS software, has recently launched ArcGIS Online - a more robust online mapping tool that doesn't sacrificing ease of use or cost (it’s free!).

The workshop consists of a series of brief lectures followed by extensive hands-on exercises with “over the shoulder” advice and assistance from the teaching team. Topics covered will include:

  • ArcGIS Online versus Google mapping tools
  • Creating custom maps in the ArcGIS Map Viewer
  • Creating custom maps in ArcGIS Explorer Online
  • Publishing maps and creating groups on ArcGIS Online
  • Creating a Map Gallery
  • Sharing and embedding web maps on your website
  • Mobile options for creating and updating maps on ArcGIS Online


Registration & Details

Please note: This course is intended for those who work with geographic data, but requires only a modest level of technical skill. No prior GIS knowledge is necessary!

Class size is limited to 16 students.

The course fee is $150.

Upcoming class registration can be found on the Schedule & Registration page.