When it comes to ArcGIS Online, there’s been a lot of buzz. The reality is that using and doing GIS on the web is only going to become easier and more pervasive going forward because the benefits are enormous.
Maybe you’ve been meaning to get up to speed but just haven’t found the time. Well, no more excuses. There are lots of quick (not to mention free and low-cost) options to build up your personal knowledge base. In fact, in less than one day, you can make amazing progress. Here are three ways to make that happen.
6 and a half minutes: Watch how a GIS analysis that creates actionable information can be performed entirely on an organizational site. This demo is an out-take from last week’s live training seminar (Gain Geographic Insight with ArcGIS Online Analysis Tools). If you have 60 minutes to spare, watch the recording of the full seminar.
2-3 hours: Take a short web course — Hands-on practice, demos, and conceptual material are all conveniently packaged together to help you understand and correctly execute focused tasks in ArcGIS Online. You even get a certificate of completion to print out and show your boss.
4 hours: An instructor-led workshop is perfect for time- and budget-challenged professionals who want to soak up the key information they need to enhance their work product or support their organization’s ArcGIS Online site. A workshop is an online venue to learn best practices and time-saving tips, see typical workflows in action, and ask questions and get answers directly from an Esri expert.
Tip: If you attend a workshop, you may want to plan on brownbagging it at your desk that day. Workshops run over the lunch hour in some U.S. time zones (Pacific, Mountain, and Central).
If you’re interested in learning more ways to be productive with ArcGIS Online, check out these training options.