Intro to ArcGIS Online [Online]

Map of Devastating 2003 Heat Wave in the Netherlands Observed from MODIS Satellite. Mehdi Aminipouri (PhD Candidate in Geography at SFU)

About the workshop

AGOL is a web-based mapping platform that allows you to build maps and apps, conduct spatial analysis, and explore spatial data online. In this workshop, you will learn how to construct a simple web map, explore spatial data (Living Atlas), perform basic spatial analysis and queries, and publish the map to the web. You will also be introduced to the core concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and geospatial data.

The workshop is ideal for those:

  • Curious about GIS and its applications.
  • Interested in visualizing data with a spatial dimension.
  • Interested in creating interactive web maps or apps for their audience.
  • Looking to explore the diverse features and resources offered by ArcGIS Online.

Learning objectives

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to: 

  • Use ArcGIS Online to import data, change basemaps, change symbology, query data, and make a web map and app. 
  • Understand some features in the ArcGIS Online ecosystem.

Target audience

No previous knowledge of GIS is required.  



An ArcGIS Online account. SFU students, staff and faculty are eligible for ArcGIS Online accounts for free of charge. If you don’t already have an existing ArcGIS Online account, you can log into ArcGIS Online with your SFU computing ID. For instructions on how to get access to it, refer to this page:



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