ArcGIS Online

ArcGIS Online is an online, collaborative web GIS that allows you to use, create, and share maps, scenes, apps, layers, analytics, and data. It is included in the ESRI Site License at York University.   The licence is financed by the ESRI License Partners (Faculty of Environmental Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Lassonde School of Engineering, and York University Libraries). Commercial use and/or for-profit uses are not allowed.

ArcGIS Online for Individual Use

All current faculty, staff, student, and faculty associated with the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Faculty of Environmental Studies, or Lassonde School of Engineering have access to the basic and premium features, as well as individuals can request access to additional products and trials from ArcGIS Marketplace if required. Librarians and staff working at York University Libraries also have access to the premium version of ArcGIS Online.

Individuals from the other Faculties are not eligible for the premium products or the additional products.

Please note, when a student or a faculty/staff member departs York University, they will no longer have access to their ArcGIS Online accounts.

The annual subscription expires on April 30th each year and a renewal notice will be sent out at the beginning of each April. All accounts that haven’t been renewed will be suspended as of May 31st of each year.

To acquire an ArcGIS Online account, click here.

ArcGIS Online for Courses

Instructors teaching a course Faculty of Environmental Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Faculty of Environmental Studies, or Lassonde School of Engineering are eligible to use ArcGIS Online for teaching purposes (course assignments and projects).   Courses offered by other Faculties are not eligible to use ArcGISOnline. For a course to eligible the associated Faculty must be an ESRI License Partners.

Accounts are created by an ArcGIS Online administrator for each student in the course and the accounts once the semester is completed. Course instructors are also provided with the ability to view the student content.

To acquire accounts for a course, please click here.

Basic Features of ArcGIS Online

  • Create, update, and delete groups
  • Join organization groups
  • Join external groups
  • Create, update, and delete content
  • Publish hosted feature layers
  • Share content with groups
  • Share content with organization
  • Share content with public
  • Make groups visible to organization
  • Make groups visible to public
  • Spatial Analysis

Premium Features of ArcGIS Online

Only available to individuals and courses affiliated with Faculty of Environmental Studies, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Lassonde School of Engineering and Libraries.

  • Publish hosted tile layers
  • Publish hosted scene layers
  • Demographics
  • Geocoding
  • Network Analysis
  • GeoEnrichment
  • Elevation Analysis

Additional Products Available Upon Request

Only available to individuals and courses affiliated with Faculty of Environmental Studies, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Lassonde School of Engineering and Libraries.

  • ESRI Community Analyst for ArcGIS Online
  • ESRI Business Analyst for ArcGIS Online
  • GeoPlanner for ArcGIS Online
  • ESRI Store Apps that require an ArcGIS Online Organizational Account.
  • Trials from ArcGISOnline Marketplace

To obtain these any of these additional products listed above, please contact your ESRI License coordinator for your respective Faculty/Unit:

Faculty/School Contact
Faculty of Environmental Studies FES IT Services
Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies FLAP&S E-Services
Lassonde School of Engineering Rob Reynolds
York Libraries Map Library