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Online Mapping Resources: ArcGIS Online

This will serve as a guide to accessing & using resources that allow you to make and export a map online, either using data you provide, or data provided by the platform.

Online mapping resources overview

This will serve as a guide to accessing & using resources that allow you to make and export a map online, either using data you provide, or data provided by the platform.

Related Resources

ArcGIS Online (arcgis.com)

The Yale University ArcGIS Online is a cloud-based mapping platform.

  • Mapping your data can help to identify spatial patterns that are not easy to spot with tabular data 
  • Allows you to map your data without the need to learn ArcGIS Desktop
  • It allows you to create web applications based on out-of-the-box templates. Explore dozens of Story Maps and find ways to showcase your own project

Need Training? Esri offers virtual training to learn how to publish data and map layers. The 3-hr course "Creating and Sharing GIS Content Using ArcGIS Online" might help you to start with your web-mapping projects. To learn more about that and other Esri Virtual training courses, as well as how to enroll at no cost (Yale members only), please visit the Virtual GIS Training section. 

Signing In

To access your Yale ArcGIS Online account, please follow the latest instructions provided in the Yale GIS FAQs.

GIS Librarian

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Miriam Olivares
Contact:
GIS Librarian
Center for Science and Social Science Information
203-436-5891
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Migration and long-term preservation of ArcGIS Online content

Students who author content in the Yale ArcGIS Online should make a plan to migrate their content before graduation. The Yale ArcGIS Online is available as long as your Yale NetID is active. Therefore, if you plan to leave Yale, due to graduation or change of employment, you must plan the sustainability of your Yale ArcGIS Online content, including StoryMaps. 

Please reserve a GIS consultation to discuss your content migration options.

The options to preserve your content are to migrate the content to your own ArcGIS Online account, to your course's client account, or find a Yale sponsor who agrees to keep your project as a collaborator. Please review the following scenarios you may consider:

Scenario While production occurs Before you leave Yale  Remarks or suggested actions
A -  Your content Using the Yale ArcGIS Online Transfer content to:
  • your future  ArcGIS Online account

Through:

  • Your future organization's ArcGIS Online account
  • your own ArcGIS Online account (see scenario D for free ArcGIS Online access)
B -  Content for a course's client  Using the Yale ArcGIS Online Transfer content to:
  • your client's ArcGIS Online account

If the client does not have a current ArcGIS Online account, their options are:

  • Private or government agencies may need to buy ArcGIS Online access.
  • Nonprofit organizations may apply for a free account via the Esri nonprofit Program.
C - Content for a course's client  Using client's ArcGIS Online No migration necessary

If the client does not have a current ArcGIS Online account, their options are:

  • Private or government agencies may need to buy ArcGIS Online access.
  • Nonprofit organizations may apply for a free account via the Esri nonprofit Program.
D -  Your content or a course's client content Using a free ArcGIS Online account No migration necessary

Free options, contingent to eligibility:

 

Maps Editable by Group Members

ArcGIS Online (AGOL) allows to create maps authored by several members of a special Collaborative AGOL Group, which can only be created by our ArcGIS Online administrators. A collaborative group in ArcGIS Online allow its members to update all items in the group. 

If your research group would like to collaboratively create interactive maps, you need to request a collaborative group. Please send us an e-mail with the following information:

  1. E-mail Subject: Request Collaborative AGOL Group
  2. Name of the Group
  3. Yale Department or Unit
  4. Name and E-mail of the Owner(s) of the Group

Once the group is created, the owner will be able to invite other Yale University ArcGIS Online members to the group.

Non-Yale Collaborators?
The collaborative AGOL groups only allow collaborators who are members of the Yale University ArcGIS Online. If you have a project that requires non-Yale collaborators who actually need to edit the content of your maps, please send a note with the details to submit for approval and obtain guest accounts for them.