ArcGIS Online Available to All Stanford Affiliates with SUNetID

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According to Stanford Geospatial Center, for anyone who has a SUNetID, you no longer need to go through the SGC to get an account.


About ArcGIS

ArcGIS Online is a collaborative web GIS that allows you to use, create, and share maps, scenes, apps, layers, analytics, and data. You get access to Living Atlas of the World, Business and Community Analyst apps, and Esri’s secure cloud, where you can add items and publish web layers.

To get started making your own maps

  • Go to ,
  • Click on “Sign In
  • Click on the “ENTERPRISE LOGIN” button to begin the familiar Stanford Sign In

  • Enter “stanford” in the space prompted, and click “CONTINUE”

Once you have gone through the Stanford SSO Login (dual authentication may be required) you should be redirected to the homepage of the Stanford Geospatial Center’s ArcGIS Online Organization.


Go to to find out when the next workshops will be offered.

Here are a few of the tutorials we have found most useful for new users:

Don’t Do Bulk Geocoding on

  • You have 200 credits to start with. Please use them judiciously. Everything uses credits on, but Bulk Geocoding is particularly expensive. Bulk geocoding (placing more than 1000 addresses or placenames from a table on the map) SHOULD NOT be done through, but should done via the geocoding server.
  • For more information, see StanfordGeospatialCenter guide.
  • If you have more than 100k records to geocode, please email Stanford Geospatial Center Staff about you needs.

Learn to Use ArcGIS Desktop or ArcGIS Pro

  • Both ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Pro are well integrated with ArcGIS Online and allow seamless publishing of many resources, directly from the desktop software. As noted, many tasks (including many analysis tools) consume credits in the ArcGIS online platform. The cost of many of the analysis tools in can be avoided by using ArcGIS Desktop or ArcGIS Pro as your primary analysis platforms and as your web map distribution platform.How to get ArcGIS Desktop installed
  • Creating tiled map services from georeferenced map images can be costly in as well. You can create Tile Packages in ArcGIS Desktop or ArcGIS Pro, upload them to ArcGIS Online and serve them as tiled map services for very few credits.
  • If you are interested in learning to use ArcGIS Desktop, please sign up for our Listserv to receive our workshop and events announcements.
  • To find self-paced workshop for ArcGIS Desktop, QGIS, R and more, go to, and fill out our Sign In form to gain access to the materials. You will find workshops. Go to the Stanford Geospatial Center’s computer lab at Branner Earth Sciences Library to gain support from GIS Assistants.
  • Tutorials in the Online Help system

Move Your Content BEFORE You Leave Stanford!

You can use the ArcGIS Online Assistant to move your content from to your own Developer Account before your SUNetID is deactivated.

  • Create an ArcGIS Developer account, which includes an one-person ArcGIS Online for Organizations account.
  • Go to and use the “I Want To… Copy Items…” tool to transfer your items from your Stanford account to your Developer account.


Please contact Stace Maples, Geospatial Manager at Stanford Geospatial Center for further information.

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