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ArcGIS Online (Academic use)


ArcGIS Online is a cloud-based mapping platform that allows users to share their GIS data and maps on the cloud. With ArcGIS Online you can accomplish most of the tasks you can in a traditional GIS desktop and all you need is a browser!


Students, faculty, and staff at Clemson University can create their own ArcGIS Online account for academic purposes (instruction and research) by following the instructions below. For operational and administrative purposes, review our guidelines here

Create your ArcGIS Online account using Clemson login
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Please follow the steps below to create an account:

1) Go to and click Sign in. You will see the window on the right, click on "Your ArcGIS organization's URL"

2) You will be asked to enter Your ArcGIS organization's URL. In the box that appears, type Clemson and click Continue. Click on "Clemson University".

3) This will take you to a new window where you will be using your standard Clemson login. Enter your Clemson username and password and click on Login

4) If you see the window below that means you have successfully created your ArcGIS Online account.

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Our Clemson users share the total amount of credits that are allocated to our University account. Each new user has a 3,000 credit limit. We ask new users to become familiar with credit usage here and be cautious about running large spatial analysis or reports on ArcGIS Online. Remember that any GIS analysis or GeoEnrichment activity that you do in ArcGIS Online can be done in ArcGIS Pro without consuming any credits! 



CCGT has set up some defaults to new user accounts that limit the number of credits and functionality so that we can ensure the fair distribution of credits amongst all of our users. Below is a list of capabilities Clemson user accounts have:
















If your user account needs more resources than our default user, we can set up an exception for you and your group. Please contact us and make sure to specify your needs. One of our GIS Specialists will get back to you as soon as possible. To qualify for this exception, it is imperative you understand ArcGIS Online best practices and credit usage.


With your Clemson ArcGIS Online account, you can access the following ArcGIS applications:









If you need access to any additional ArcGIS application not listed here, please contact us.


ESRI ACCESS (via My Esri account):

All ArcGIS Online accounts at Clemson are automatically given access to Esri's educational resources via Esri's Academy. These are self-training courses that you can follow at your own pace from the comfort of your home. To access these resources, you will need to:

1. Log into ArcGIS Online. 

2. On the top right corner, click on your name. In the drop-down menu that appears, select My Esri

3. Request to be connected to our Clemson University organizational account by clicking the Request Access button. Make sure to type Clemson University as the organization name. 

  • View organization members

  • Create, update, and delete groups

  • Join organization groups

  • Join external groups

  • View groups shared with organization

  • Add members from other organizations

  • Create, update, and delete content

  • Publish hosted feature layers

  • Publish hosted tile layers

  • Publish hosted scene layers

  • Publish hosted tiled imagery layers

  • Publish hosted dynamic imagery layers

  • View content shared with organization

  • View location tracks

  • Reassign content

  • Receive content

  • Share content with groups

  • Share content with organization

  • Share content with public

  • Make groups visible to organization

  • Make groups visible to public

  • Geocoding

  • Network Analysis

  • Spatial Analysis

  • GeoEnrichment

  • Demographics

  • Feature report

  • Edit features

  • Advanced notebooks

  • Create and edit notebooks

  • Schedule notebooks

  • ArcGIS Pro + all extensions (instructions here)

  • ArcGIS Business Analyst

  • ArcGIS Community Analyst

  • ArcGIS Dashboards

  • ArcGIS Experience Builder

  • ArcGIS for Power BI

  • GeoPlanner

  • ArcGIS Hub

  • ArcGIS Insights

  • ArcGIS StoryMaps

  • ArcGIS Urban Suite

  • ArcGIS Workforce

Field Data Collection:

  • ArcGIS Field Maps 

  • ArcGIS QuickCapture

  • ArcGIS Survey123

  • ArcGIS Tracker


Downloading Additional ArcGIS Software:

Apart from access to e-training at Esri, you can also request to download additional ArcGIS Software using your My Esri account. If you would like to download other ArcGIS software that is not ArcGIS Pro, check the Downloads box. 

You will receive a response within 24 business hours connecting your My Esri profile to Clemson University.

ArcGIS Online Administrative Account

Staff at Clemson using GIS for running operations (facilities, parking, planning, transportation, PSA, etc) or administrative use have a dedicated ArcGIS Online organizational account independent of the academic account. Here are some examples of activities that fall within this administrative account:

To create your ArcGIS Online account for administrative purposes, contact us here

  • Facilities management

  • Routing analysis

  • Fund-raising, student recruitment

  • Emergency management

  • Field operations

  • Asset management

  • Demographic analysis

  • Crime analysis, campus safety

  • Long range development planning

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