Portal for ArcGIS: User Workflows

Strictly by pre-registration only

What is this course about?

Portal for ArcGIS provides all the productivity and collaboration benefits of a Web GIS, while meeting an organisation's requirement for on-premises or private cloud infrastructure. This course prepares GIS professionals to efficiently work with content on their organisation's portal to support data production and dissemination. Through realistic scenarios and hands-on exercises, learners will master the essentials of discovering, using, making, and sharing web maps, apps, and other geospatial content.

In this course, students will receive an introduction to the capabilities of Portal for ArcGIS as a Web GIS solution specific to the user role. Students will learn to discover and use existing content to create web maps, web applications, create groups and share finished products.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Framework
Professional Engineers (PE) attending this course will be qualified for 10 PDUs by PEB.

This course is for: Individuals who do not have prior GIS education or workplace experience.

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Course details






2 days




Foundation Course

CPD points

Safety measures for training courses

While courses in our training facility have resumed, we want to assure you that the wellbeing of our trainees and staff remains Esri Singapore’s highest priority.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop, strict safety measures and guidelines as recommended by the Ministry of Health are being adhered to for all training conducted.

All computer equipment and desks are disinfected before class commences and during the lunch break, while seats are placed and marked at least 1-metre apart, in accordance with official Safe Distance Measures.

Masks are mandatory throughout training, and alcohol hand sanitisers and anti-bacterial wet wipes will be available.

Your temperature will be taken before commencement. For your safety, you will be asked to return home and see a doc if your temperature exceeds 37.5deg.

An isolation room has been prepared for trainees to rest in if they are feeling unwell and awaiting transportation.

Are there any prerequisites?

Completion of ArcGIS I: Introduction to GISIntroduction to ArcGIS Pro for GIS Professionals, or equivalent knowledge is required

What skills will I learn?

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Find and access content
  • Create and share web maps
  • Create web applications using Configurable Apps and Web AppBuilder
  • Use maps and applications to access, modify, and create information

What can I expect?

  • Course topics

    Introduction to Portal for ArcGIS

    • Portal information model
    • Portal access and privileges
    • Different types of content
    • Enabling Web GIS in your infrastructure
    • Discover geospatial content resources within your organisation

    Customised web maps

    • Basemaps and operational layers
    • Different types of layers
    • Editable layers
    • Create web maps and quickly configure them to meet your customers' needs.
    • Disseminate GIS data through web map presentations, configured apps, story maps, and 3D web scenes

    Configurable app templates

    • Adding layers from files
    • Feature collections

    Web AppBuilder

    • Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS
    • Geoprocessing services

    Web scenes

    • What is a web scene?

    Portal for ArcGIS content in ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro

    • Manage connections
    • Sign in to Portal for ArcGIS
    • Discover Portal for ArcGIS content
    • Create groups for sharing GIS information with coworkers
    • Consume your organisation's portal content in ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro and share it out in other formats

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