The five key types of ArcGIS users
User types are a combination of identity, capabilities and apps that align with the needs of typical members in an organisation.
They are the building blocks of ArcGIS Online subscriptions and allow you to match team members with the capabilities and apps they need to complete their work.
To help you identify the right products and GIS capabilities you need - and to simplify the licensing process - we've summarised the five different user types here.
The new user types are assigned included apps - licenses that come as part of the user type and cannot be reassigned to other members of the organisation.
If a user needs access to apps that aren’t included with a user type, such as Insights for ArcGIS, these apps can be assigned to a member’s identity as add-on apps, providing additional flexibility to organisations that need it. Add-on apps can be re-assigned to other members.
There are often several creators within an organisation, each requiring different privileges, depending on their role. They gather and edit data and develop maps to share internally or with the public.
A viewer wants to be able to see the team’s private maps and gather information quickly to answer important questions. They are not interested in creating GIS products or services – rather they just want to work smarter and achieve greater results.
A field worker needs to be able to manage field assignments and collect and edit data. Accordingly, they have the ability to edit existing datasets through field apps.
In charge of ensuring the accuracy of content in any of the essential apps, editors have the ability to review and change existing data and create new data that helps meet the needs of the business.
GIS Professionals are a trusted source of information within an organisation - responsible for maintaining the integrity of the organisation's maps and data so digital assets can be used with confidence by decision-makers.
They perform advanced geospatial analysis, visualisation and mapping and develop detailed, layered maps to support the decision-making process.
- GIS managers
- Compliance officers
- Information analysts
- Spatial data specialists
INCLUDED WITH ALL USER TYPES
INCLUDED WITH CREATOR, FIELD WORKER AND GIS PROFESSIONAL
INCLUDED WITH CREATOR AND GIS PROFESSIONAL
INCLUDED WITH GIS PROFESSIONAL