It's no secret that online maps are one of the most universally used of all modern digital reports. ArcGIS is a system for creating and working with online maps and map-based apps. There are many roles that online maps play. Maps can provide windows into information; maps can be used to tell stories; maps can be used to perform geographic analysis; maps can be used to compile data; and maps can be used to monitor, track, manage the status of various operations and activities, and maps can be used to envision the past.
ArcGIS comes with a set of ready-to-use apps that enable people to work with online maps for each of these roles. ArcGIS also enables people to create their own apps to serve particular tasks and audiences.
Try the lessons below to explore for yourself how GIS maps work, and learn what you can do using different types of maps and apps.
|Maps are windows into information||Maps allow you to access all kinds of information behind your map.||10 minutes|
|Maps can be used to tell stories||Maps are a powerful storytelling medium.||10 minutes|
|Maps can be used to perform geographic analysis||Maps make it easy to explore and work with analytical results.||10 minutes|
|Maps can be used to envision the past||Historical maps allow you to explore past landscapes.||20 minutes|