Knowledgebase: Students
Requesting an ArcGIS Online Account (Faculty/Staff/Students)
Posted by Christy Mattingly on 14 March 2018 12:03 PM

What is ArcGIS Online? GIS stands for Graphic Information System. The Online version of ArcGIS allows one to use, create, and share maps, layers, analytics, and data. Arc mapping software is created by ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute).

Basically, ArcGIS Online allows you to collaboratively (or independently) create and publish interactive maps.

You get access to Living Atlas of the World, a collection of the world's geographic data. You will also be able to create apps--such as Story Maps without needing to learn to code.

Faculty wanting a Desktop version of ArcGIS for their research or teaching purposes can contact their department's LFC. Students may send requests to Marilyn Wetterer, Academic Liaison for Computing (LFC), at

  1. Using your Augsburg email, send a request to the appropriate LFC (see above).
  2. Once the account is created, you will receive an email message from ArcGIS Online inviting you to set up an account.
  3. Respond to the email before it expires.
  4. Create a map.
  5. Get started on creating a story map.

Career areas where ArcGIS is used:

  • Administration
  • Agriculture
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture/Engineering/Construction
  • Assessor/Cadastral Records
  • Banking/Credit Unions/Financial Services
  • Business Services
  • Cartography
  • Conservation
  • Defense/Intelligence
  • Demographics/Census/Elections
  • Electric/Gas Utility
  • Environment Management
  • Fire
  • Fisheries & Wildlife
  • Forestry
  • GIS Services
  • Health and Human Services
  • Higher Education
  • Insurance
  • K-12 Education
  • Law Enforcement
  • Library/Museum
  • Location-based Services
  • Media/Publishing
  • Mining
  • Natural Resources
  • Petroleum
  • Pipeline
  • Planning/Economic Development
  • Public Safety/Emergency Management
  • Public Works
  • Real Estate
  • Retail/Commercial Business
  • Survey
  • Telecommunication
  • Transportation/Fleet Management
  • Water Resources
  • Water/Wastewater/Stormwater
  • And more...

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Last Modified: 2019/04/18

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