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ArcGIS Online

Esri ArcGIS Online is a web mapping platform that allows you to easily create, edit, analyze, share and publish geospatial data. To read about all that ArcGIS Online has to offer, check out its official website. The University of Minnesota has a subscription to ArcGIS Online which allows students, faculty and staff to use it in their learning, research, and outreach activities.

Activate your ArcGIS Online Account: go to umn.maps.arcgis.com, click "Sign In" on the up left corner, choose "Using your UMN X.500 Account" and start using!

Please note: U-Spatial provides free training that helps you quickly develop your ArcGIS Online skills. Please see Training page for details and registration information.


Business Analyst Online

Esri Business Analyst Online (BAO) is an online market analysis platform utilizing a wide range of demographic, census, consumer spending, and business data. Full details of its functionality are available here. BAO was featured in a Brown Bag talk in the spring of 2014. If you missed it, watch it on video here and visit uspatial.umn.edu/BAO to learn more about how BAO has been used at the University.

BAO is included in the University's ArcGIS Online subscription. However, use of BAO can use a large number of credits. If you have a large number of address to geocode (over 500) or are planning on performing analysis on a large scale, please contact the help desk to learn about Business Analyst Desktop; this is a more powerful version of Business Analyst available for your use.

To set up your account:

  1. Activate your ArcGIS Online account (follow the instruction in previous section).
  2. Please email U-Spatial Helpdesk (uspatial@umn.edu) your university x.500 account.
  3. Once you are notified that your account has been set up, go to UMN's BAO, sign in "Using your UMN X.500 Account" and have fun!