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Level: Introductory – no experience needed 

ArcGIS Online is a cloud-based suite of geographic information system (GIS) tools that can be used to collect, visualize, and analyze geospatial data from “any device with an internet connection”. Although traditionally associated with geography and geology, ArcGIS Online makes mapping accessible and geospatial analysis applicable to all disciplines including business, the social sciences, and humanities. All students and faculty have access to ArcGIS Online through their MyBama account.  

In this workshop, attendants will experience a guided and hands-on introduction to ArcGIS Online leaving with a shareable webmap.  

Learning Objectives:  

  • Create and Access your MyBama ArcGIS Online account  

  • Overview of GIS tools available through the platform  

  • Design a webmap  

  • Adding data 

  • Managing layers 

  • Changing symbology 

  • Starting Geoprocessing/Analysis  

  • Configure and share a WebApp 

About your Instructor: Brittany Waltemate is the Research Data and Geographic Information Librarian. She graduated from Penn State with a BS in Geographic Information Science and has worked as a GIS Analyst and Cartographer. If you have any questions about this session, please contact her at or schedule an apppointment with her for one-on-one consultation

Event Details

  • Robert Anderson
  • Dong Liang

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