ArcGIS Online Reviews

Learn about ArcGIS Online's location intelligence software for small businesses. Includes info on ArcGIS Online, free trials, and FAQs.

Updated on December 29th, 2019

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ArcGIS Online is location intelligence software designed by Esri. Smart mapping, social connectivity, and data analytics tools help users of ArcGIS Online to analyze, visualize, and share real-time location analysis data.

Pricing:

Esri does not list ArcGIS Online prices on their website, but you can create a public account to access pricing information.

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Review:

Pros: Importing data is easy. Many file types are supported. Includes data preparation tools. Ready-to-use maps and data can be accessed. Maps can be shared and built-upon via groups.

Cons: Problems with crashes in the past. Not open source.

Bottomline: ArcGIS Online is a powerful tool that has an excellent reputation.

Key Information:

Legal Name

ArcGIS Online

Founder

Jack Dangermond

Founding Date

Jan 01, 1969

Address

380 New York Street, Redlands, CA, 92373

Number of Employees

8000

Number of Customers

99

Telephone

1 (909) 793-2853

Website

https://www.esri.com/en-us/home

FAQs:

Is ArcGIS Online free?

You can use ArcGIS Online for personal use by signing up for a free public account.

How much does ArcGIS Online cost for personal use?

ArcGIS Online is free for personal use for public account holders.

How do I log in to ArcGIS Online?

  1. Go to Esri.com.
  2. Click on "Products", then "GIS Mapping Products".
  3. Click "ArcGIS Online."
  4. Click "Launch ArcGIS Online" in the top right corner.
  5. Fill in your username and password and click "Sign in."

Does ArcGIS Online come with ArcGIS Desktop?

Yes.

What can ArcGIS online do?

  1. Visualize data through the creation of maps, scenes, and apps.
  2. Share maps and collaborate with others.
  3. Analyze data.
  4. Embed maps into webpages, blogs, and social media sites.
  5. Publish maps to the cloud to free up storage space.
  6. Support fieldwork.

How much is ArcGIS for student use?

There is a 12-month ArcGIS Desktop student license for $100.00 per year. Some institutions have Esri Site Licenses which allows them to grant free student licenses.

How do I export data from ArcGIS online?

You can export data using the Extract Data tool. This will create an item from the data in "Content." You can download the item from there. Only map layers you own or that have been export-enabled are extractable.

What coordinate system does ArcGIS online use?

ArcGIS Online's default system is the WGS 1984 Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere) coordinate system.

Customer Reviews:

Mr Downtown

Reviewed: Mar 05, 2014

Source: straightdope.com

For measurements, I recommend ArcGIS Online. You can choose among several basemaps (upper left). Frustratingly, the UI is different from the now standard for slippy maps. Instead of scrollwheeling in and out, you have to click to zoom in. But when you do, you can make length or area measurements quite easily.

JKellyMap

Reviewed: Mar 28, 2014

Source: straightdope.com

I love ArcGIS Online...much more geared toward cartographic clarity and completeness.

Evan Derickson

Reviewed: Feb 13, 2016

Source: Quora.com

ArcGIS is the veteran. It's a complete system by Esri, including a desktop application, database server, map server, mobile apps, and cloud service. This is what's called a "heavy" Geographic Information System.