Esri will host a free live training seminar, “Creating Hosted Map Services with ArcGIS Online”, on Oct. 25. Users can now easily find, create and share web maps using ArcGIS Online.

The presenters will show how and why users can use ArcGIS Online to host their services. These hosted services scale to meet demand and can be used to extend GIS capabilities. ArcGIS Online services can be made available to specific groups or even open to the general public.

The presenters will demonstrate best practices for authoring maps using ArcGIS for Desktop as well as how to publish maps to ArcGIS Online as a hosted service. Attendees will learn how to enable their web map with editing capabilities, and how map features can be edited remotely in a browser and using ArcGIS for Desktop.

After viewing this seminar, attendees will understand how to do the following:

  • Use ArcGIS for Desktop to prepare a map to be hosted on ArcGIS Online
  • Make the feature services in the web map editable
  • Share web maps in many ways including by e-mail or by embedding it in a blog or website

The seminar will be valuable to GIS professionals and knowledge workers who author, share and use maps, mapping applications and other geospatial data.

Attendees will need a broadband Internet connection and an Esri Global Account to watch the live training seminar. Creating an Esri Global Account is easy and free: visit, click Login and register.
Oct. 25
9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (Pacific daylight time)