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This guide introduces geospatial tools, datasets, and resources for applying Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in scholarly and creative work, across the disciplines.

Cal Poly ArcGIS Online Organizations

ESRI ArcGIS Online is a cloud-based mapping platform that enables users to access, create and share maps, analyze and visualize data, build web applications, and more. The Cal Poly ArcGIS Online Organization is available for academic uses by current students, staff, and faculty. Please review the Cal Poly ArcGIS Online Documentation for guidelines and best practices.

Use this form to Join the Cal Poly ArcGIS Online Organization (Cal Poly log-in).

For faculty with a class list of users, or collborators outside the organization, please get in touch at


ArcGIS Online Overview