Introduction to ArcGIS Online



Organised by:

NCRM and Geodata, University of Southampton


Duncan Hornby, Andrew Sutton and Efstathios Margaritis all are experienced in delivering technical training and geospatial analysis for a variety of GIS systems.


Intermediate (some prior knowledge)


Jacqui Thorp
Training and Capacity Building Coordinator, National Centre for Research Methods, University of Southampton


View in Google Maps  (SO17 1BJ)


Room 1065, Building 44, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hants


This practical, one-day hands-on course provides a guided introduction to the workflow in ArcGIS Online (AGOL) for uploading and sharing your spatial data. You will learn how to publish existing vector data to AGOL, create views, set sharing and group privileges, create a web map that drives data collection and forms the foundation to an Experience Builder web application. The course comprises hands-on exercises each introduced with a short presentation and a live demonstration.

The course covers: 

  • An introduction to ArcGIS Online (AGOL).

  • Sharing your vector data from ArcGIS Pro to AGOL.

  • Controlling access (settings, groups and views).

  • Create a web map from your shared data.

  • Build a web map application in Experience Builder.

  • Configure layers for data capture.

  • Accessing data in AGOL directly within ArcGIS Pro.

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Prepare and upload vector data from desktop ArcGIS Pro to ArcGIS Online.

  • Create views, groups and set access privileges for hosted feature layers.

  • Create a web map, set layer symbology and configure pop-ups.

  • Edit a layer and conduct data capture.

  • Create an Experience Builder application from the web map.

  • Access layers in AGOL directly within ArcGIS Pro for data analysis.

This course is intended for users of ESRI’s ArcGIS Pro software who wish to improve their technical knowledge and understanding in ArcGIS Online (AGOL), the cloud-based counterpart, to traditional desktop GIS. Delegates must be familiar with the basics of using ArcGIS Pro and spatial data, familiarity with AGOL is an advantage but not essential. Training will be run at our dedicated training suite located on the Highfield Campus, University of Southampton. Room 1065 in building 44 (Shackleton).  GeoData will provide access to ArcPro 3.x and ArcGIS organisational logins for the course duration.

This course will run from 09:30-17:00.



The fee per teaching day is: • £35 per day for students registered at any University. • £70 per day for staff at academic institutions, Research Councils researchers, public sector staff and staff at registered charity organisations and recognised research institutions. • £250 per day for all other participants All fees include event materials and morning and afternoon refreshments. Fees do not include lunch, travel and accommodation costs. In the event of cancellation by the delegate a full refund of the course fee is available up to two weeks prior to the course. NO refunds are available after this date. If it is no longer possible to run a course due to circumstances beyond its control, NCRM reserves the right to cancel the course at its sole discretion at any time prior to the event. In this event every effort will be made to reschedule the course. If this is not possible or the new date is inconvenient a full refund of the course fee will be given. NCRM shall not be liable for any costs, losses or expenses that may be incurred as a result of its cancellation of a course, including but not limited to any travel or accommodation costs. The University of Southampton’s Online Store T&Cs also continue to apply.

Website and registration:


South East


Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis, Geographical Information System (GIS), Quantitative Software, ArcGIS, ICT and Software (other), ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, Data Management, Web Map, Web Applications

Related publications and presentations:

Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis
Geographical Information System (GIS)
Quantitative Software
ICT and Software (other)

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