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ArcGIS Online and Story Maps

GIS & Social Sciences Librarian

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Alex Willett


Welcome to Brandeis Library's guide for ArcGIS Online & Story Maps. The tabs on the left side of the page are suggested starting points for learning this software.

Please reach out to me if you need help with your research, GIS software, finding data, basic map design, etc. My contact information is on the left side of the page, beneath the navigation. Feel free to email or make a Zoom appointment with me.

What is ArcGIS Online?

ESRI ArcGIS Online logo.

ArcGIS Online is a web-based GIS that lets you create and share maps, scenes, apps, layers, analytics, and data. 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.

How Do I Create an Account?

  1. Go to
  2. Click the Brandeis University login option. You will be directed to Brandeis login page where you can sign in with your Brandeis credentials.
  3. Your ArcGIS Online username will be your UNetID_brandeis.

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

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