ArcGIS Field Maps

Map your community cleanup

Community cleanups are a popular activity to teach children about the environment and foster engagement in the community. The new Learn ArcGIS lesson, Map your community cleanup, guides a community group or class through the process of collecting and visualizing data from a community cleanup.

In this lesson, you will use ArcGIS Field Maps to gather data on the litter collected during your community cleanup. You will then use ArcGIS Insights to create a report showing your cleanup progress.

Collecting and visualizing your community cleanup

Platforms: ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Field Maps, and ArcGIS Insights

Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Level: Beginner*

*This lesson is appropriate for elementary school students in grades 4-6

About the authors

Vicki Lynn Cove is a documentation writer for ArcGIS Insights, ArcGIS Online analysis, and Applied Analysis at Esri's Research and Development Centre in Ottawa, Canada. She has a background in biology, English literature, and GIS. In her spare time, Vicki Lynn enjoys fibre arts, playing her guitar, and the outdoors.


D'Maia is a product writer with a background in Geology. She is passionate about communicating technical information and enjoys taking dance classes and visiting museums outside of work.

Josh is a Product Writer with a background in geography and comparative literature. Originally from Georgia, Josh now works and lives in Portland, Maine. When he isn't writing for the field apps team, he enjoys reading and playing his bass clarinet.

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