Create maps, scenes and apps
In this topic
Create interactive maps, scenes, and apps you can share with others.
A map you create in ArcGIS Online is an interactive map that displays geographic information to tell stories and answer questions. These maps are available to a wide audience and include multiscale basemaps, operational layers targeted to a specific audience, and information pop-ups that allow users to drill into specific features they are interested in. They also support visualization, editing, analysis, and time. They are the basis of web apps and can be viewed on a wide variety of clients, including mobile devices, desktop applications, and web browsers. Learn more.
Create dynamic highly-realistic scenes in the scene viewer. Choose between a global or local scene to visualize geospatial content that includes cartographic elements, such as, a multiscale basemap, 2D and 3D layers, layer configurations, lighting, and camera views. Scenes allow you to creatively represent geographic information in an intuitive and interactive 3D environment for your audience. Learn more.
Apps combine maps, scenes, or groups with text, multimedia, and interactive functions to inform, educate, entertain, and inspire people about a wide variety of topics. You create apps by building and refining maps, scenes, or groups and incorporating them into configurable apps or builders. You can create, modify, edit, and publish apps without needing specialized development skills. Learn more.