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Jeremy G.
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"Online, Light GIS Platform for the Entry-Level GIS Analyst"

What do you like best?

The ArcGIS Online platform is incredibly easy to pick up and play with. This is coming from someone with little to no formal GIS experience. I was able to load in layers from the organization and get down to some simple analyses and geospatial information right out of the gate. This is such a great advancement for the average user. I am a huge supporter.

What do you dislike?

The credit system for any type of analysis really hurts this software in my opinion. I blew through a ton of credits accidentally.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Research Credit system. It can be a make or break kind of thing with this platform. I personally don't like it. It is easy to accidentally use them all up. If you know what you are doing, you can save those analyses for the desktop version while using this for simple analyses.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Geospatial analyses of points of interest. I also pull premade layers looking at legislative districts and census tracts, paired with the information I enter.

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Hamish K.
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"AGOL in a recovery alliance"

What do you like best?

Scalability. ArcGIS Online is very and quickly scalable. All technical aspects are supported by Esri and that means your team can focus on data and other tasks. There is a lot of self service available in ArcGIS Online that can support a wide range of end users

What do you dislike?

ArcGIS Online works primarily in WGS84 (It changes based on the projection system of the basemap). This has caused us a number of issues as the data we use is in either NZTM or MB2000. Another issues is that the hosting is in the US (West Coast). With our current infrastructure setup, it means all calls go CHCH - AKL - SYD - USA - SYD - AKL - CHCH. This adds a lot of latency and slows things down.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are wanting to develop and highly customised tools and user experience then you need to use on premise infrastructure (ArcGIS for Server/Enterprise). However if you are wanting basic infrastructure with basic configuration, then AGOL is the right platform.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability to very quickly roll out and scale up the number of users where necessary

What GIS solution do you use?

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"Nifty mapping software"

What do you like best?

ArcGIS Online is a cloud-based mapping and analysis software. It's great at analyzing map data, which you can import or export, and it offers its own Esri-curated content. ArcGIS is the industry standard and you won't find another product like it. The Online version is good for entry-level users.

What do you dislike?

ArcGIS Online isn't as powerful as ArcGIS Pro. It's also not great at quickly updating its layers. For example: if I import data and run analysis on it, but want to change one entry in the data, I need to delete the layer, make the change in Excel, import the new data, and rerun the analysis. I also don't like how I can't change the style of preset Living Atlas layers.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm using ArcGIS to create heatmaps of potential areas of health inaccessibility. The software also allows me to analyze driving distance and driving time for a large dataset.

Julian P.
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"La mejor plataforma para representar y compartir mapas en la Web"

What do you like best?

Es la mejor plataforma por internet de Esri en la que se puede agregar capas shapefile, editar y hasta representar mapa temáticos de manera sencilla y con una versión gratuita. Además, se puede compartir data geográfica representada en la web con colegas y compañeros que quieran ver el trabajo hecho por la compañía donde trabajo. Creo que Arcgis Online es una de las mejores herramientas para mostrar información cartográfica pero en la web

What do you dislike?

A pesar de que un programa que en su versión gratis es completa y prácticamente se puede hacer muchas cosas desde el punto de vista de la representación temática de los mapas y de localización. Me gustaría contar con una versión de prueba gratis por un tiempo limitado , con varias de las funciones que hacer en ArcGis online pagado.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Seguro, recomiendo ampliamente este programa en la Web para compartir información y también para aquellas personas que deseen hacer mapas temáticos y no cuenta con experiencia con arcgis de escritorio. Es un programa sencillo y con una versión gratuita

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Muchos de los problemas que se presentan en mi compañía es que se quiere mostrar información cartográfica, temática de un proyecto , y varios de nuestro clientes no manejan o usan Arcgis. Por lo tanto, mostrarles a clientes que están en lugares remotos la información de los proyecto que se está trabajando, desde la comodidad de su computadora con conexión a internet , en la cual el cliente puede revisar y ver elementos que solo con abrirse una cuenta en Arcgis Online con su correo electrónico.

Maryalba G.
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"Una gran opcion para cartografía en la Nube"

What do you like best?

Poder utilizar información geoespacial creada por uno mismo, y poder visualizarla en linea y que ademas de ello millones de usuarios puedan visualizar y opinar sobre tu trabajo, es lo mejor que posee ArcGIS Online. Con conocimientos básicos de SIG y manejo de bases de datos espaciales, puedes crear tu propios mapas temáticos, y agregarle la información que desees, los mapas creados con esta herramienta no tienen limites, incluso pueden ser realizados con un propósito especifico como celebrar un evento, o demostrar los efectos de un desastre natural en un lugar especifico. Ademas de esto, cada cierto tiempo ofrecen cursos gratuitos de tópicos muy actualizados sobre el manejo de información raster y vectorial.

What do you dislike?

Muchas de las herramientas disponibles en ArcGIS Online son pagas, lo que a veces limita las oportunidades de las personas que no cuentan con los recursos para pagarlas de probarlas y verificar su potencialidad, esto puede ser una gran limitante, dado que algunos emprendedores para mostrar sus productos requieren estas herramientas y no tiene forma de costearlas.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Esta es una herramienta que todos los usuarios de SIG deberían probar, dado que ofrece múltiples opciones para crear cartografía y una visualización sencilla pero impactante, además de ello, muchísimas personas pueden visualizar tu trabajo y este puede ser un trampolín para optar a nuevas oportunidades laborales vinculadas al uso de los SIG.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

ArcGIS Online nos permitió producir un mapa de rutas de entrega y compartirlo con nuestros proveedores, de esta forma nosotros y ellos sabíamos las rutas, donde se encontraban los cuellos de botella, cuales eran las posibles alternativas, y que tipo de vehículos podía ser más eficiente para optimizar los tiempos de entrega y disminuir los retrasos.

Augusto P.
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"La versión en línea de el mejor SIG (GIS)"

What do you like best?

Muchas de las actividades que puedes realizar con el software de escritorio, las encuentras de manera intuitiva, sencilla y de manera gratuita con esta versión de ArcGIS. Con la simple creación de un usuario y conocimientos básicos de SIG, tienes a la mano una herramienta que te permite compartir todo lo relacionado con datos geoespaciales, atributos, análisis espacial, cartografía temática y mucho más, inclusive puedes gestionar mapas multitemporales o hacer ficheros destacando una varias características de un lugar en un territorio determinado, todo eso con información que cargas en la nube y siempre está a tu disposición.

What do you dislike?

Al igual que sucede con la versión de escritorio, algunas aplicaciones o algunos módulos en especifico son bastante costosos, lo que en algunos casos limita la capacidad de los usuarios a explotar todas las virtudes de esta gran herramienta.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Tienen que utilizar ArcGIS online y darse cuenta que están ante una de las mejores herramientas del mercado para compartir dato geoespaciales, el soporte de archivos que ofrece, la gran cantidad de opciones y la posibilidad de crear aplicaciones propias hacen de esta herramienta una de las más completas para procesar y compartir información geográfica en la nube.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

ArcGIS online nos ha permitido compartir información geoespacial con trabajadores de otras instituciones y mostrarle donde estamos realizando nuestros trabajamos, en que momento, que tipo de recursos físicos y humanos utilizamos, y cual es la distribución espacial de nuestras actividades, todo esto a través de las herramientas de acceso públicos de bases de datos geoespaciales que presenta ArcGIS online.

Ana Karina G.
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"ARCGIS online: Mapas listos para usar"

What do you like best?

ArcGis online es fácil de usar, sin necesidad de instalar ningún software, también es gratuito y de gran servicio, especialmente para estudiantes que comienzan a conocer el mundo geográfico. Tiene un geocodificador excelente de direcciones rápidas. Los cursos en ArcGis online son productivos, interesantes y siempre el día con la tecnología. Posee herramientas para desarrolladores con las cuales puede agregar elementos a las aplicaciones.

Arcgis online es fácil de usar, productivo, dinámico, con una interfaz agradable y se mantiene actualizado de acuerdo con las necesidades de los clientes. Permite la construcción de aplicaciones y la utilización de las mismas de maneras remota.

What do you dislike?

La mayor desventaja es la limitación del análisis de espacio y que a menudo la carga de datos es un poco lenta. Por otra parte, es esencial tener una conexión a Internet rápida y confiable, porque sin conexión no podemos acceder y, por lo tanto, no tenemos acceso a nuestros datos y mapas.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

La facilidad de uso de Arcgis online lo califica como una herramienta potente para análisis geográficos de cualquier magnitud, y la posibilidad de utilizarlo en cualquier lugar porque la información se almacena en la nube. Las aplicaciones que se realizan a través de Arcgis online permite la creación herramientas de análisis novedosos y que las mismas puedan ser compartidas con otros usuarios del sistema para verificar su utilidad o para obtener feedback sobre su uso.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mapas rápidos y sencillos para realizar cualquier emergencia cartográfica requerida en la oficina.

Cesar A S.
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"Una herramienta indispensable para un analista espacial"

What do you like best?

La capacidad de tener un software tan potente como Arcgis al alcance de la mano cada vez que se necesite. Esta herramienta permite crear mapas de manera muy sencilla, con solo unos cuantos clicks un usuario que tenga conocimiento de SIG puede cargar data de cualquier parte del mundo, agregarle atributos y generar análisis espaciales desde cualquier lugar que se encuentre solo con la creación de un usuario y una buena conexión a internet. Además de las bondades antes nombradas, constantemente la plataforma de Arcgis Online ofrece cursos gratuitos y con certificados sobre temas de actualidad con el manejo de SIG, especialmente vinculados al manejo de data raster y data vectorial, estos cursos son un complemento muy util, dado que permiten por un lado conocer las nuevas tecnologías que está desarrollando ESRI en el área de los GIS y también poner en practica en situaciones reales la utilización de dicha tecnología. Hay que agregar un ultimo punto y es la opción que ofrece el programa de crear aplicaciones de manera intuitiva y sencilla, que puede ser muy útiles para realizar análisis de situaciones cotidianas o mostrar ejemplos de estudios realizados con la aplicación de tecnología GIS.

What do you dislike?

Uno de los inconvenientes además del costo de ser usuario PRO, es asimilar intentar asimilar toda la gama de herramientas que se presentan e intentar sacarle provecho a todas ellas de manera simultanea. Este formato de ArcGIS no se realizó con la intención de explotar el mercado de los GIS, sino más bien con la intención de compartir novedades, análisis, herramientas, aplicaciones y maneras de analizar y visualizar la data entre millones de usuarios en el mundo con la intención de propagar la utilización de los GIS. Quizás algunos pueda parecerle negativo que sus ideas se compartan de manera gratuita, pero para aprender es necesario compartir y mostrar lo que sabemos.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Pienso que deberían ofrecer oportunidades en forma de concursos o competencias donde se otorguen de manera gratuita usuarios PRO de este sistema, especialmente enfocados en países de América Latina, donde es muy complicado poder acceder a herramientas muy actualizadas, debido a que los costos son muy altos para nosotros.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

ArcGIS online me ha permitido realizar análisis espaciales puntuales con data urbana, donde he mostrado de manera sencilla como ciertos patrones de concentración de población afectan el ambiente o son susceptibles a degradarlo. La utilidad por lo tanto es que ayuda a planificar y gestionar áreas que necesitan protección y una evaluación continua debido a su vulnerabilidad.

Jessica L.
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"Excellent municipal tool"

What do you like best?

ArcGIS has many benefits in the Planning and Development Department that I work in. My favorite is the ease of use, which enables me to show others how to use the tool.

What do you dislike?

ArcGIS can run a little slow, and it definitely struggles on mobile devices.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are a municipality considering this program, take the leap! There may be a learning curve for those who may not be as computer literate, but once they get the hang of it it will benefit them immensely! The ability to have information at your fingertips, when it may be in ten different places elsewhere, is a huge time saver. The abutter notifications have also eliminated many steps in our noticing process.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our office is frequently inundated with calls from realtors asking fairly simple questions. With this tool we are able to give them the agency to find the answers themselves.

Sidney B.
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"Truly great... but only if you know how to use it. "

What do you like best?

The variety of layers and maps that are available through ESRI online allow for the creation of truly interesting mapping. The free tutorials that are provided are also extremely helpful, however, I highly recommend working with an "expert" on GIS. The options are limitless and this is truly an awesome software.

What do you dislike?

I do not understand why, in 2018, companies and software are still being developed that are Windows-only compatible. I purchased my own license and ArcGIS annual subscription for my own personal use. I map overdoses within my county. I was very excited as I began setting up the software and learning how to use it. Unfortunately, the app is not built for mac computers. I read all of these different forums and ended up using boot camp assistant and made another option to re-boot my computer and have it run as a Windows product... I know, a lot of work right? The use of all the features within the app was the majority of the reason I paid for it. There are some features where I have to send files to other people who can convert it to the format I need through their ArcGIS app so that I can use it.

I really wish I could get a one-on-one session with someone from ESRI to learn more about the software and utilize all of the resources that I currently do not know how to use. This software is invaluable and real-time mapping is becoming more of a priority throughout all types of work.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You can only use the ArcGIS Online version (the "lite" version) on mac products. This software is built to be used with Windows software.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All of the different layers and options for analyzing data allow for clear mapping that is easy for viewers to understand. In my mapping of overdoses I was able to use this software to create "hotspots", I added a layer that shows which overdoses occurred in each zip code, and I was also able to add demographic information through a layer made available by ESRI online.

Brian L.
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"ArcGIS online is really great for analyzing and sharing information."

What do you like best?

I like that there are always updates to the (ArcGIS online-(agol) process and that the updates are ones that make processing easier. I like having the ability to share or not share files with select groups or people. I really like the story map capabilities to display and share information.

What do you dislike?

I don't really like the credit system for storage, it is a big pain keeping track of how much data credits one uses. I don't like that I can't share my files across my user id's.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

ESRI has made this available to all schools. Hopefully the local schools will adapt this into their course work. What an impact this will have for young kids and high school age children. What an advantage they would have to learn geospatial relationships in the world before they graduate from high school.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to show maps of the city and recently we did a study on bike and pedestrian accidents within the city. The city has obtained a grant to study and make recommendations based on the maps and story maps that I have created.

Chance M.
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"AGOL for EM"

What do you like best?

The ability to share large datasets live with several different partners and agencies. As an Emergancy Manager the job role is to coordinate communication. Being able to pull in information from all of your partner agencies and put it in a platform that show everything one one place in incredibly valuable.

What do you dislike?

There needs to be three user levels. Read-only, Editor, and Full user. I have several user who need to be able to use collector for data entry and workforce for tracking, however they will never use all the advanced features of a full license. We currently have to use a combination of DRP and shared accounts in order to really accomplish what we need to. Ideally, the state would be able to get all 400+ emergency managers around the state to participate, however, the current pricing structure is never going to allow for that. Most of our smaller emergency management officers are not able to run, host, or maintain there only system. It's usually a one more shop until something happens.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The online teams have been incredibly helpful when we encounter natural disasters. Often times we get overloaded when events happen and they are always able to help us out when we simply can't spend the time on development. Be sure you really think through your organization and user groups before you deploy. Who should be allowed to see and publish what information.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Interagency sharing and collaboration of data that was previously proprietary.

henri b.
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"easy to use, quick results"

What do you like best?

Once your data is available it's easy to create information products for all types of users (from field workers to management)

What do you dislike?

Once every now and then we reach cliff where the technique is not as for as we would like. ArcGIS Online is evolving still quite a lot which is a good thing, but also hard to keep up and not everything what is normally available in Enterprise is yet there in Online.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Benefits: giving our field workers quick an easy access to our company data.

Benefits: shareing our company data to a larger public using story maps and such.

Problems: we reach that point where one need to consider what to do... invest in the Enterpris sollutions or dive deep into ArcGIS Online.

Mary G.
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"Very useful only for professionals"

What do you like best?

It incorporates a large number of tools to analyze data, you can process bitmap files, radar files and other formats.

What do you dislike?

You have to have good hardware to avoid processing problems.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This software is amazing and has become a very useful tool for me. I am very satisfied with the features and capabilities of this software.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In my work we use ArcGIS to create maps of basic labels, we also use the Geowizard where we can model the spatial data using statistical methods and see how they behave in a certain place.

Erik B.
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"Great Software"

What do you like best?

AGOL is easy to access - its a website so all you need is an internet connection and a web browser. Great for office users and people who are used to web browsing.

What do you dislike?

Some of the features and functionality dont flow through to AGOL. For example, I beleive pulling layer information is not possible when creating a feature in AGOL

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Its great becuase its accessable from the web. It makes distributiong ArcGIS information very easy to outside vendors. While I personally did limited administration in the tool, those on my tea who did it said it was very easy to deploy and keep up to date. Both existing ESRI resources and some ESRI partners were ready willing and able to help.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it to help utility companies see and interat with our data. Benefits are: Easy to use, no software installation required (whch is HUGE)

Yemsi P.
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"La mejor manera de compartir mapas en la red"

What do you like best?

Arcgis online es un programa excelente en internet, tiene una versión gratuita con muchas opciones para usar y vincular al ArcGis de escritorio. Mediante esta plataforma se puede crear mapas temáticos, hacer análisis espacial, consultar atributos, compartir mapas hechos con la plataforma por las redes sociales y hacer otras muchas cosas más. Me parece una herramienta genial, a la vanguardia de nuestros tiempos, sobre todo en el mundo del desarrollo de plataformas online cartográficas. En síntesis es una herramienta líder en su campo

What do you dislike?

Me encanta todo el concepto de ArcGis Online, porque posee múltiples opción que pueden usar los antiguos conocedores de ArcGis de escritorio y también a los que nunca han usado ese programa, porque la plataforma es dinámica y sencilla. Sin embargo, unas de las cosas que me gustaría que mejorarán es que no haya limitaciones en su versión gratuita, para que el usuario pueda editar y modificar atributos de las capas que son agregadas en los proyectos que él mismo crea.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Recomiendo 100% esta aplicación de ArcGis Online. Esta herramienta en internet permiten ampliamente a los usuarios que trabajen con SIG, o para los curiosos, que puedan conocer mejor sus territorio y explorar el mundo en diferentes temáticas. Me fascina ArcGis Online es líder en su campo.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

He tenido beneficios interesantes con la plataforma ArcGis Online en mi vida, por ejemplo la facilidad que ofrecen esta herramienta para publicar mapas de interés, a través de las redes sociales, lo que genera una masificación de los mapas creados con muchas personas. Por tanto, al utilizar esta plataforma, se garantiza que cualquier información que se suba a su web puede ser compartida con el mundo, si uno lo desea; y eso es genial.

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"Awesome ArcGIS online"

What do you like best?

Allows users to publish their own maps, allowing sharing and collaborating with many other departments. Allows the GIS team to create quick OTS applications and share them inmediately, securing it as needed within the organization or outside entities.

What do you dislike?

The standard applications provided by application builder are too simple, widgets do not stand up. The user interface is not very friendly, specially for editing. Managing AGOL can be cumbersome; one has to use third party tools to manage users and mailing lists.

Organization of items is not easy to achieve. Everything goes to the root directory by default, and when moving from one user to another, does not create directories by default.

Hosted feature management is almost imposible, changes are very complicated.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Plan ahead how will applications be organized. Establish guidelines for users to create applications or web maps, often times, users create applications that are left behind and become obsolete for lack of updates and because the data becomes stale. They are, nevertheless, exposed to the public in general, sending the wrong image and providing the wrong message.

Make sure to clean after users who have not used AGOL in years, or have left the company and have applications or web maps left behind

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Many applications have been quickly created and put online with the use of Application builder and AGOL. Standing up applications is an easy process. One can serve static data through web maps and move the load from the enterprise network to the cloud. Security is easy to maintain and control.

Mary M.
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"AGOL platform useful with sales and presentations"

What do you like best?

Easy to build an app and share with the organization.

Very useful for presentations and prospecting other organizations.

What do you dislike?

It is hard to track the connections between the app, corresponding web map, and the MXDs or Pro project that helped to create it.

It would be helpful to be able to see how the web maps are linked to different applications so you have a better understanding of what you are ultimately affecting with edits.

Importing company branding and fonts are helpful.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using AGOL primarily for sales and prospecting. The platform has proven to be very successful in our industry helping to aquire more meetings and better conversations with prospective clients.

Ryan M.
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"I have used ArcGIS Online for our educational outreach program. "

What do you like best?

The best aspects of AGOL is that is online based so there are not downloads of software needed. In addition there is a free version for people to try which is very helpful with beginners.

What do you dislike?

There are clearly not as many options or ways to customize as there are in ArcGIS desktop.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

There are a lot of videos, lessons, training materials available for AGOL so I think it is easy to teach yourself how to use this program.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I created a statewide map of schools for the National Arc high/Middle School Mapping Competition. It was very easy to integrate this map with a story map I created for the event.

UR
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"Useful for collaborative GIS projects"

What do you like best?

I have not used the desktop version but used both free and premium versions of the ArcGIS online, it has all the necessary features you would expect from a cloud based GIS software - space calculation, spatial relationship analysis, cartography, visualization etc. I like how easy and intuitive the software interface is making it very easy to learn. I also like the option to create and edit maps for group projects using collaborative group function that allows all members to contribute.

What do you dislike?

Collaborative function is generally limited to users within the organization making it harder to share data with outside clients

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a good alternative to a desktop version if you new to GIS software and would like to try a free version

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Used it extensively for getting GIS data (there are authoritative maps freely available), creating maps, customizing maps, analyzing the site and so on.

I
Industry Analyst / Tech Writer
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"GIS Online for everyone"

What do you like best?

Many types of products for different products to choose from depending on need and skill level

What do you dislike?

There are so many different types of products that the right one for a specific need is not always clear.

I don't like how the types of users keeps changing.

I understand how ArcSDE works and how data is saved, related, accessed and versioned. But I'm not sure how layers are stored, related, tracked in AGOL/portal.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Look at all the solutions to help figure out which is best for your need

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sharing data, real time accessibility and updates. Everyone can access gis and I you have kept me and my skills relevant. I used to be scared that I wouldnt have a job anymore once everyone could do their own gis, but you have made it easy for me to climb the ladder too. Thank you

I
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"Satisfied Analyst"

What do you like best?

WebApp Builder is easy to configure and great for customizing web apps fer many specific business use cases. It is easy to provide access to maps and apps to user across the company due to the online platform.

What do you dislike?

It can be difficult to work with enterprise data that is hosted behind the company firewall. When deploying a custom web app, it would be great if there was an option to upload the custom app to AGOL itself in My Content and host and deploy the app through AGOL versus an internal server.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving issues with data silos by making maps available to users across the organization. Benefits include ease of use, content control through roles and groups, and ease of making data available to many users through a web url.

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"Great web apps"

What do you like best?

The ability to create a professional level map and then publish it to a user friendly web app is outstanding.

What do you dislike?

The process for being able to edit the web map once a web app has been published isn't clear. I spend quite a bit of time having to modify both things so that they reflect the most recent changes. It could be user error but it is tedious.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using this for both my education and to create maps for student populations. The benefit of ArcGIS online is that users can view the data on their phone in a mobile friendly environment

Eric S.
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"I'm a fan,,,"

What do you like best?

AGOL's facilitation of collaboration between SMEs is what I like best, esoeciually when its ease of use empowers non-GIS users to utilize GIS technology.

What do you dislike?

I'm still hazy on the whole credits thing...but now that I've got an ELA I'm not as worried about it.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using it to move untrained Desktop users who really struggle with Desktop into a more forgiving and useful platform. For the vast majority of them, they can do the things they need to do faster and better in AGOL than they ever could in Desktop.

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"ArcGIS Online expands the way to reach audiences extremely well."

What do you like best?

The seamlessness at which ArcGIS Online integrates with virtually all other ESRI products allows you to share, view, interpret, and collect data to achieve your organization's goals.

What do you dislike?

The costs associated with named users and service credits can be prohibitive for small agencies or organizations with limited budgets for annual subscription fees.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is possible to self-teach what you need to know when first starting off in ArcGIS Online if you have a robust background with ArcGIS Pro or ArcMap. Otherwise, i'd highly recommend using tutorials/trainings to get familiarized with the full functionality!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Within our state agency, users are collecting and sharing data through ArcGIS collector and Survey123, while creating story maps and web apps to convey information about our state's natural and cultural resources. Using ArcGIS Online makes it easy to collect and display data for the public to stay informed, for example, on where prescribed burning will take place on a particular state park or forest.

Kate from G2

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