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ArcGIS Online for the Environmental Professional - offering 2 of 3 for 2023

  • Thu, May 18, 2023
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Eastern CT State University, Willimantic, CT
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  • For EPOC Professional and Associate members only.
  • Reserved for government employees and students only.
  • For non-members. Please consider joining EPOC to receive discount member rate.

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ArcGIS Online for the Environmental Professional
Offering 2 of 3 for 2023

Continuing Education Credits:

The CT State Board of Examiners of Environmental Professionals (LEP Board) has approved this course for 4.0 hours of continuing education credits (CTLEP-578). This course has been approved for 4 PDH(s) in NY for both Professional Geology (PG) and Professional Engineering (PE) as COURSE #20239736.  The MA LSP Board has approved this course for 4 technical credits as Course # 1815.

Time and Location:

This seminar will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2023 and runs from 1 PM - 5 PM at Eastern CT State University (ECSU), Willimantic, CT. Please arrive by 12:45 PM for registration and check in. Further details of the course location and parking area will be sent to registered attendees.

Instructor (see bios below):

  • Dr. Meredith Metcalf, Professor of Geographic Information Science, Eastern CT State University

Course Fees:

EPOC Members: $150, Non-members: $300, Gov't Employee/Students: $75


Course will be held in computer lab at ECSU and computers are available to use for the program. If you wish, you can bring your own laptop to the course.

Course Overview:

This course provides an introduction and a unique hands-on experience to individuals interested in understanding the functionality of ArcGIS Online (AGOL) and the many applications available within AGOL. Attendees will become familiar with how geographic information is collected and integrated into a web mapping application commonly used in environmental consulting. Multiple spatial concepts are applied to create and share locational data used to develop web applications and dashboards in ArcGIS Online.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the functionality of ArcGIS Online (AGOL) and the applications available within AGOL from the creation and/or sharing of hosted feature layers and web maps.
  • Become familiar with how geographic information is collected and integrated into a web mapping application.
  • Apply cartographic skills to create meaningful web maps which are integrated into web applications.
  • Appreciate the use of a GIS and the contribution a GIS has in our understanding of topics within earth sciences when used appropriately, critically, and innovatively.
  • Apply knowledge and skills to prepare a web application within the environmental field.

Acquired Skills:

  • Experienced with Esri’s AGOL
  • Able to create and modify hosted feature layers in AGOL
  • Knowledgeable in the creation of dashboards and web applications (and widgets)
  • Survey123 and Survey123 Connect
  • Able to create web maps and web applications that communicate ideas effectively.


  • 1:00 – 1:30: Getting Started: Introduction to AGOL, Create an AGOL Account (MUST use invitation from Eastern to join Easter’s AGOL Organizational Account).
  • 1:30 – 2:45: Creating a hosted feature layer in AGOL, editing the hosted feature layer, creating a web map using Web AppBuilder.
  • 2:45 – 3:00: Break
  • 3:00 – 4:00: Creation of a survey using Esri’s Survey123, creating a hosted feature layer from Survey123 Connect, and creating a dashboard from survey data.
  • 4:00 – 5:00: Independent Work: Skills will be demonstrated through completion of a project-based assignment appropriate for environmental consulting purposes. Attendees and Instructor will provide review following completion of assignment.
  • 5:00: Course is Complete

Instructor Bio:

Dr. Meredith Metcalf has a diverse background in the natural sciences with a bachelor’s degree in Geology from Colgate University and both a master’s degree in Geology and Geophysics and a Ph.D. in Natural Resources and the Environment (with a concentration in hydrogeology) from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Metcalf, a Professor of Geographic Information Science within the Environmental Earth Science Department, is currently completing her twelfth year at Eastern Connecticut State University where her primary responsibilities are teaching introductory and advanced/applied courses in geographic information systems and remote sensing. Additional areas of teaching include computer-aided drafting and hydrogeology. Her research interests are in the use of geographic information systems to analyze groundwater sustainability, ground water quality, and groundwater flow patterns in fractured rock.

Environmental Professionals Organization of Connecticut, Inc.
P.O. Box 176, Amston, CT 06231-0176
Seth Molofsky, Executive Director
Phone: (860) 537-0337, Fax: (860) 603-2075

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