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Maps & Geospatial: ArcGIS Online

This guide provides an introduction to using ArcGIS Online. ArcGIS Online enables the creation of web maps, web applications, and geospatial analysis projects to communicate with broad audiences related to spatial topics.

Introduction to ArcGIS Online

Accessing ArcGIS Online

Access to ArcGIS Online is possible via multiple ways via ArcGIS online Public Accounts and ArcGIS Online Organizational Accounts.‚Äč

Penn State has multiple departments with an organizational ArcGIS Online account, along with an account managed by IT. If you are new to ArcGIS Online, and want to explore which option may be most optimal to you, please reach out to the Libraries' Maps and GIS unit for guidance ( 

Helpful links for ArcGIS Online

ArcGIS Online Key Terminology