I participated in the GIS MOOC offered by Esri is called Going Places with Spatial Analysis. It lasted 6 weeks, each new week had different themes. The course has been equipped with video lectures, additional assignments, practical part. Topics of each week you can see below
The main advantage is the practical part, which is performed in ArcGIS online. It helped me to understand how it works and evaluate the pros of this resource.
With ArcGIS online you can achieve the following objectives:
Most important advantage is a opportunity to share the results of the analysis, maps and data.
Originally, explored map looks like in Figure-1. We have data on Parcels, Flood zone, Highway and city boundary.
My task is to find the best suitable site for sport school. The criterion nominated to find such places are the following:
These criteria have both spatial and attribute data. To select desired attributes from layers and at the same time for a spatial selection I use “Find Existing Location” tool. I select
Parcels layer end open from drop-down list “Perform Analysis” window (Figure-2).
I used "add expression" for adding all attribute query . For attribute expressions, I chose “where (attribute query)”. For spatial expressions, I chose “Not within a distance of” (a feature in the Parcels layer is excluded (not included in the output) if it is within a distance of Highway or flood zone feature).
Result looks like in Figure-3. All of them are relatively in the middle of the city. If we need additional information, we can use statistics.