GIS 1: Intro to Creating Web Maps Using ArcGIS Online

Does part of your research include site specific locations? Would an interactive web map that includes photos of these locations help contextualize your research? Or are you interested in incorporating mapping into your class assignments? If so, this workshop will teach you how to create online maps that can display point locations with pop up text and images. You will learn how to use the free version of ArcGIS Online and Google Sheets to easily create interactive web maps. You will also learn how to embed these interactive maps into blogging and website platforms such as Edublogs.

Workshop Topics

  • Navigating ArcGIS Online
  • Importing spreadsheet data
  • Creating pinpoint locations
  • Displaying images and text in pinpoint pop-ups
  • Embedding interactive maps into blogging and website platforms such as Edublogs
Prerequisites: No prior experience necessary.
Note: This is the first workshop in a four-part series. For the full series, register for GIS 2, GIS 3, and GIS 4.



A Research Data Services Workshop
This Workshop is brought to you through partnership with the University Library’s Research Data Services. Learn more at

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