Continuing with our Tuesday Tech Tips, here’s a fine educational resource for the GIS professional looking to polish some skills on a specific topic. The resource tutorials walk you through the tasks from start to finish, complete with visual aids, tips, and additional aids – doing one example a week could go a long way in motivating you to build on that resume.
The ArcGIS Learning resources can be as basic as how to create a new map (ideal for the junior tech or student intern that just joined your team), or there’s also how-to tutorials that deep dive into how to publish your very first web app. For example, this getting started with webmaps lesson is divided into 5 parts (tackle one a day for a week) where you’ll be guided through, in detail, how to make a map in ArcGIS Online. Lessons provide detailed instructions on tasks like importing CSV files into your map, adding data from a spreadsheet, changing map symbology, configuring pop-ups, and finally, sharing your map as a web app.
Once you complete your first tutorial you’ll likely want to build on the experience. A number of lessons are provided and can be completed at your leisure – perhaps you can set aside one lunch hour per week or do these lessons in a group for a little shared bonding in the office. Tutorials are categorized as server or desktop and delve into such topics as geocoding, routing, working with KML, web editing, finding routes and more.
See all the ArcGIS Online Tutorials HERE and for more specific topic assignments, tours, and tutorials, be sure to bookmark this fine ArcGIS Online Tutorials page. Once comfortable within the ArcGIS environment we suggest you also check out our free Mapfolio for ArcGIS (a top app in the Marketplace and recently updated to V 2.0) to learn how to impress the boss with a simple, customized experience within AGO for your company or organization. We guarantee that you’ll be impressed and so will the boss!