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ArcGIS Online Exercise – Toronto’s Lost Breweries

0. Housekeeping:

Today we will be exploring the ArcGIS Online interface by:

  1. Finding data that is available
    • Living Atlas
  2. Integrating a CSV file
  3. Adjusting dataset parameters
  4. Discussing export options


1. Access your workspace:

  1. Navigate to UM’s ArcGIS Online Portal
  2. Log-in by entering your UM email and password.
  3. The Home page is your Landing Page.
  4. Enter your username on the sign-in sheet at the front of the room for attendance and to be added to the datasharing group
    AGOL workspace

2. Explore AGOL Interface:

Numbers 1-3 illustrate the locations of the following elements:

  1. Account (includes link to training materials)
  2. Tools (all of the different ESRI Apps available to you)
  3. Options (pages for different purposes (your content, maps, etc.)

    AGOL workspace

3. Explore Training options:

  1. Click on your username in the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Select the Training option half way down the list.
    AGOL workspace

  3. At the top of the page select the Catalog option, then the Course Catalog
    AGOL workspace

  4. Take a bit of time to browse through the training options available to you.
  5. Return to the UM AGOL Home page.

4. Explore available tools:

  1. Click on the waffle button that is to the left of your username in the top right of the screen to see the tools that are available.
  2. Today’s session will be focusing on ArcGIS Online (also linked in the top navigation of your Home page).
    AGOL workspace

5. Explore AGOL Home options:

Numbers 1-2 illustrate the most useful navigation options of the Landing Page:

  1. Map (where to go to create a new map in AGOL)
  2. Content (where all of your data, objects and organizational content is stored)
    AGOL workspace


1. Access your Content workspace:

  1. Access the Content area by clicking on that option in the top navigation.
    AGOL workspace

2. Explore the Content Panel:

Numbers 1-4 illustrate the locations of the following elements:

  1. Personal content (includes all data and objects you have created)
  2. Filters (allows you to easily limit the things that show up in your content area)
  3. Create New (one of many ways to create/ add content to your workspace)
  4. Available content (items that have been shared to you through groups, University of Manitoba or ESRI’s Living Atlas.)
    AGOL workspace

3. View Living Atlas data options:

  1. Click on Living Atlas in the blue Content navigation bar.
  2. This brings up data that has been made available to ESRI users. All content here is available for reuse.
    AGOL workspace

  3. Using the search box search for 1858 Boulton , click the title to see more details about the file.

  4. Now we can see a Description and the Terms of Use for the file, as well as options to explore the data further.
    AGOL workspace

  5. Click on the Open in Map Viewer option.
    AGOL workspace

  6. Your screen should now look something like:
    AGOL workspace

  7. Save your map by clicking the Save As option above the map. Your map is now saved to your personal content area.
    AGOL workspace

4. Add data that has been shared with you through a Group:

  1. Click on the Add data option above your map. Select the Search for layers option.
    AGOL workspace

  2. Ensure the My Groups option is selected from the dropdown
    AGOL workspace

    This brings up items that have been shared at the Group level, I have shared one feature layer with you.
  3. Click on the Forgotten Breweries of Toronto layer that has been shared with you.
    AGOL workspace

  4. Add item to map using the plus sign in the bottom right corner of the item.
    Your map should now look something like:
    AGOL workspace

5. Explore the workspace.

Numbers 1-4 illustrate the locations of the following elements:

  1. Tool options
  2. Actions (allows add new content to the map, change your base map, conduct simple analyses)
  3. Table of Contents (properties options for individual layers such as: attributes, symbology and pop-up configuration)
  4. Your map workspace
    AGOL workspace

Numbers 5-12 illustrate the purpose of the icons found in the Table of Contents:

  • 5 Legend
  • 6 Attribute table (information about each data point displayed as a table)
  • 7 Symbology (change the appearance of feature)
  • 8 Filter (show a subset of your data)
  • 9 Cluster (group features to reduce map clutter)
  • 10 Perform analysis (analyze this specific layer)
  • 11 More options (zoom, transparency, pop-ups, labels…)
    AGOL workspace

Save your additions by clicking the Save option.

6. Share your map

There are many ways you can share your work with the world so they can explore your work.

  1. Click the Share AGOL workspace button above the map and explore the options available to you.
    • Share map with a group (1) or via link(2)
    • Embed Map in a website (3)
    • Create a stand-alone application (4)
      AGOL workspace

Congratulations! You made it through!

Questions? Concerns?

Data: Lost Breweries of Toronto 1800-1989: Marcel Fortin, 2018