Learn to Use ArcGIS Online from ESRI

ESRI Live Training Seminar Will Explain How to Get Started Sharing Maps, Creating Web Maps, and More

Redlands, California — October 05, 2009 — More and more, people who work with maps and other geographic data want to share and collaborate online. To help them do this, ESRI launched ArcGIS Online, a Web-based repository where users can find and share geographic content.

This month, ESRI will host a live training seminar to demonstrate how to get started using this new resource. Sharing Your Maps Using ArcGIS Online will air at www.esri.com/lts on Thursday, October 8, 2009, at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 3:00 p.m. (Pacific daylight time). The online seminar is free to anyone who wants to learn how to use the application. No geographic information system (GIS) or programming skills are required.

ArcGIS Online, hosted by ESRI, provides users with high-quality geographic content such as map services, GIS tasks, and Web mapping APIs, along with a collaborative environment for sharing their work.

ArcGIS Online lets users find or share maps, map services, map layers, layer packages, and GIS tools. They also can create and share Web maps online through the built-in map viewer application. Groups are forming on the site with specialties in areas such as conservation, petroleum, archaeology, and energy. Members of these groups are sharing geographic content related to those fields.

Viewers of the live training seminar will learn how to use ArcGIS Online to find, create, manage, and share maps, map layers, and Web mapping applications. They also will learn how to create Web maps and add map layers. The presenter will demonstrate how to create a group, upload resources to share with the group, and download resources for use in ESRI’s ArcGIS Desktop software and ArcGIS Explorer.

A broadband Internet connection and an ESRI Global Account are needed to watch the seminar. Creating a global account is easy and free: visit www.esri.com/lts, click Login, and register your name and address. A few weeks after the live presentation, the seminar will be archived and available for viewing on the ESRI Training Web site.

For more information about this free live training seminar as well as upcoming classes, visit www.esri.com/training.

About ESRI Educational Services

With more than 200 courses to choose from, ESRI Educational Services is a recognized leader in geographic information system training. Courses cover a variety of topics related to ESRI software, the theory underlying GIS technology, and applying GIS tools to find solutions in particular fields, all while combining hands-on experience, interactivity, and instructional support to create an effective learning environment. Visit www.esri.com/training for more information.

About ESRI

Since 1969, ESRI has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, ESRI software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. ESRI applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. ESRI is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at www.esri.com.


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