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Alex Willett


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ArcGIS Online is a web-based GIS that lets you create and share maps, scenes, apps, layers, analytics, and data. Brandeis has a site-wide license to ArcGIS Online, which provides us with access to subscription content, collaborative group spaces, and more storage space than public ArcGIS Online accounts.

With ArcGIS Online, you can:

  • Create interactive online maps and perform basic analysis
  • Edit and share map content with collaborators in private ArcGIS Online groups
  • Share and embed maps in external websites, ESRI web apps, etc.
  • Upload data in a number of file types: .shp (saved as a .zip file); .csv, .txt, .gpx; .kml, .kmz (with some limitations); etc.

Create an Account

There are two ways to sign into your Brandeis ArcGIS Online account: you can use the Brandeis ArcGIS Online site or you can use the Enterprise login option on the general ArcGIS Online site.

Brandeis ArcGIS Online

  • Sign into Brandeis ArcGIS Online with Enterprise loginGo to
  • Click the Brandeis University login option. You will be directed to Brandeis login page where you can sign in with your Brandeis credentials.
  • Your username will be UNetID_brandeis.

Note: Access to Esri Academy training resources is provided with a Brandeis ArcGIS Online account.

If you want to sign into your Brandeis ArcGIS Online account from the public ArcGIS Online site (, you will need to complete the following steps:

  • Go to
  • Click Sign in > Enterprise login.ArcGIS Online enterprise login.
  • Enter brandeis in the text box for the ArcGIS organization's URL, then click Continue.
  • Click the Brandeis University button and sign in with your Brandeis credentials.

Help Resources

GIS Consults and Workshops

Make an appointment

Want to learn more about the different GIS tools we have available at Brandeis? Need help tracking down a geospatial data set or resource related to GIS? Contact our GIS & Social Sciences Librarian, Alex Willett (

Attend a workshop

Brandeis Library offers free workshops for members of the Brandeis community. We currently offer GIS workshops on the following tools: ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro, QGIS, R and ggplot, and Social Explorer.

If you can't make it to one of our scheduled workshops, you can submit a request for an ArcGIS, Social Explorer, QGIS, or R workshop. We can tailor the workshop to your discipline(s) or teach a general workshop. We just ask that there are 3 or more people interested in attending the session.