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ArcGIS Online

Key Stage

♦ Primary 1 - 3        ♦ Primary 4 - 6        ♦ Secondary 1 - 3        ♦ Secondary 4 - 6


 ♦ Cross KLA / Curricula


Apply for a trial 

ArcGIS Online provides free use to schools. Schools who are interested in the service can apply via the online form below.

Website: ArcGIS Online


Brief Introduction

Map in Learning (MiL) Program, organised by Hong Kong Education City (HKEdCity) and Esri China (HK), aims to provide GIS Software ‘ArcGIS Online’ and related mapping analytical tools to all primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong and Macao for free. Throughout this program, cloud-based mapping platform ‘ArcGIS Online’ will be used together with real-time data, spatial analysis to achieve cross-curriculum integration in teaching and learning. Inquiry-based learning also enables students to have a more interesting learning experience.


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Major Functions

  • A number of datasets are built-in ArcGIS Online, including those from government, information and data from professional organisations for creating maps and analyzing data in the academic sector
  • Without installing any software or programs, users can obtain real-time data and maps
  • It is easy to create interactive maps on the Story Map website to share learning results without any programming knowledge
  • It is possible to customise the administration rights for authorising and managing certain content in the application

Introduction of ArcGIS Online

  • Ms Joy Chan, Marketing Manager, Esri China (Hong Kong)

Demo Video



Major steps on how to use it

  1. Request a free school account in Map in Learning Program's website
  2. Activate the subscription and check for details in the quick start guide
  3. Set up Administration account and assign ArcGIS Online accounts to teachers & students
  4. Teachers and students can login to their own account to start viewing and creating maps on ArcGIS Online




Geographic Information System, eLearning, IoT, Open Data, Big Data, Mapping Tools, Problem Solving Skills, Environmental Education, Cloud-based Application, Data Analytics, Spatial Analytics, Story Map, STEM, Fieldtrip

City Hunt: Spatial Data Collecting and Analysis

Speakers: Ms Leung Wing Mui, Principal, Kowloon Sam Yuk Secondary School; Mr Chan Ka Lam, Head of History Department, Kowloon Sam Yuk Secondary School; Ms Lam Yuen Ching, STEM Coordinator, Kowloon Sam Yuk Secondary School

Experience Sharing in Adopting Geospatial Technology for Cross-disciplinary Teaching & Learning in Secondary School

Speakers: Ms Leung Wing Mui, Vice Principal, Kowloon Sam Yuk Secondary School; Ms Lee Wai Man, Geography Pannel Head, Kowloon Sam Yuk Secondary School; Mr Chan Ka Lam, History Teacher, Kowloon Sam Yuk Secondary School and Students

‘GIS for Flipped Classroom’ Webinar

eREAP 2019/20 Briefing Session

Speakers: Mr James Kwok Tsz Kwan, Panel Head of Geography, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Wong Fut Nam College and Students

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Learning & Teaching Expo 2017 - Application of ArcGIS Online and Story Maps in Project Learning

Speaker: Mr Liu Hok Him Aaron, Christian Alliance SW Chan Memorial College


Teaching resources could be found here to help teachers kick off using eResources in learning and teaching, and experience the benefits.


Teaching Resources:

With the application of ArcGIS Online and StoryMaps, students who are studying Geography in DSE level can apply self-learning with maps and multimedia content on the web. Meanwhile, teachers are encouraged to setup exercise in ArcGIS Survery123 and answer various learning needs of the students.


ArcGIS Online Quick Demo

Manage ArcGIS Online - General Setting & Management (Part 1)

In this video, administrators will learn how to change the homepage and other settings including credit allocation and account password of their members in ArcGIS Online.

Manage ArcGIS Online - Content Management (Part 2)

In this video, administrators will learn how to create and share new items, eg. feature layer, web map or story map to their members, create group and share group’s content in Gallery in ArcGIS Online.

Manage ArcGIS Online - Member Management (Part 3)

In this video, administrators will learn how to add and delete members in ArcGIS Online.

Content Migration in ArcGIS Online

In this video, you will learn how to migrate content including web map or feature layer from one Esri account to another by using ArcGIS Assistant.

Comparison between Map Viewer and Map Viewer Classic 

In this video, you will learn the difference between New Map Viewer and Map Viewer Classic. Both are the most powerful tools for mapping, analysing and visualizing geospatial data on the interactive web maps.

ArcGIS Online Basics 

In this video, you will learn how to use ArcGIS Online to create, customize and analyze geospatial data on the engaging web maps. It is a powerful mapping tool that enriches your maps by incorporating content from Esri’s rich database.

Introduction to Esri Open-source Geospatial Data Platform

In this video, you will learn how to use Esri Open-Source Geospatial Data和Living Atlas. They are the websites provided for users to enrich their GIS applications. The data on these two websites are provided by Esri’s contributors and partners including governments from all over the world. Their data formats are processed and converted to Esri File Geodatabase format and then uploaded to Esri’s ArcGIS Online platform for sharing and reference purpose.

Getting started with ArcGIS StoryMaps 

In this video, you will learn how to make inspiring and informative multimedia narratives by using Esri’s location-based storytelling tool - ArcGIS StoryMaps. Apart from images, videos and maps, you can even add other web content such as links or fully interactive items into your story with the embed feature.

Getting started with ArcGIS Survey123 

In this video, you will learn how to use ArcGIS Survey123 to create, share and analyze surveys. Unlike other survey and questionnaire software, it helps you to take various types of data including geospatial data with its powerful mapping and spatial data analyzing tools.