ArcGIS Online is a cloud-based, collaborative content management system for maps, apps, data, and other geographic information.

ArcGIS Online offers a complete, cloud-based geographic information system of the world. It’s possible only with ArcGIS Online, a scalable and secure software-as-a-service hosted by Esri.

ArcGIS Online is a key component and an integral part of Esri’s ArcGIS system. It is a content management system comprised of applications and templates for creating interactive maps. ArcGIS Online users can share maps within an organization or the world through ready-to-use tools that are available for the web, smartphones and tablets. Data, delivered as maps and information feeds, are accessible by other web developers and GIS analysts who can share its contents through the same system. ArcGIS Online is mainly used by GIS professionals to publish information online – including geographic information, cartography, analytics and workflows

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