FAQ - AGOL Capability
GeoPlatform ArcGIS Online
Access to ArcGIS Online is through the GeoPlatform Organizational Account. This account provides access for federal, state, tribal, students, organizations, public users… pretty much everyone.
If you don’t have a GeoPlatform ArcGIS Online account, see GeoPlatform.gov Account Registration for GeoPlatform ArcGIS Online.
ArcGIS Online is a cloud-based mapping platform and analysis solution that offers collaboration tools for creating, visualizing, editing, and sharing spatial information. Some key benefits of using ArcGIS Online:
Easily share data, maps, apps, and other items with teams, departments, and/or the public.
Visualize your data spatially through web maps and apps that can be accessed from anywhere at any time.
Your data can be accessed in a web browser, ArcGIS Pro, smartphones, tablets, and even be embedded into your own websites.
There is no need to access a file share for your data – with the appropriate role, you can simply publish to ArcGIS Online, then share with the intended audience. It also makes sharing data with clients outside the organization easy.
ArcGIS Online gives you access to a variety of geospatial content. The following topics cover the basics of exploring and using content:
Get started with Map Viewer (formerly known as Map Viewer Beta)
Get started with Map Viewer Classic (formerly known as Map Viewer)
Creates a new map in GeoPlatform’s ArcGIS Online
Adds a GeoPlatform Tile Service layer
Adds a Census WMS layer
And shares the map for public access