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Start with a Creator user type – Required
The Creator is a foundational user type. Every subscription requires at least one foundational user type to activate the subscription and administer members and content. If you want to administer and use ArcGIS Pro, you can purchase the GIS Professional—the other foundational user type—instead.
Dependent user types
Once you select a Creator or GIS Professional user type to administer your subscription, you can include a variety of dependent user types.
GIS Professional user type
In addition to ArcGIS Online, the GIS Professional user type includes ArcGIS Pro, the professional desktop GIS application.
Credits are the currency used in ArcGIS Online to purchase premium services including feature storage, analysis tools, and premium data. Credits are included with every ArcGIS Online subscription. Additional credits can be purchased and added to your subscription at any time.
Frequently asked questions
ArcGIS Online subscriptions have the flexibility to grow with you. Add more user types at any time.
Creators are typically GIS specialists, asset managers, or data journalists.
Viewers are typically executive officers, managers, or sales/territory managers.
Editors are typically data entry clerks, GIS technicians, or data quality engineers.
Mobile Workers are typically field technicians, maintenance foremen, or volunteers.
GIS Professionals are typically GIS analyst/managers, geodevelopers, or cartographers.
Yes, app bundles and premium apps can be added to certain user types. You can explore add-on apps in the Esri Store.
A commercial organization has 20 Creators who visualize and analyze data to identify site locations, define sales territories, and assess store performance. 300 Editors add competitive pricing information, update sales maps, and gather customer information. 2,000 Viewers explore this information in maps and apps, including the sales team and executives.
A local government has 6 Creators who make maps and apps for internal projects such as inspections and community awareness of situations like traffic or weather. 30 Mobile Workers, such as maintenance people, use the apps made by the Creators to complete inspections, update road conditions, and access project information. 5 Viewers access dashboards showcasing city information and project statuses.
Yes, the Esri Nonprofit Organization Program provides access to the tools you need to bring location intelligence to your organization. Esri also offers special licensing terms and pricing to qualified educational institutions.
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Requires foundational user type
What does "requires foundational user type" mean?
User types provide a flexible way for people to license the capabilities and apps they need to do their work in ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise.
Every subscription requires at least one foundational user type to activate and administer ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise. Creator and GIS Professional are foundational user types.
All dependent user types (Viewer, Editor, and Mobile Worker) must be purchased with at least one foundational user type or added to an existing organization. Dependent user types rely on a foundational user type to activate and administer ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise.
Add a foundational user type
Creator: Purchasing the Creator user type helps users get started with ArcGIS Online. Create maps, perform spatial analyses, and share results with stakeholders in a variety of ready-to-use apps.
GIS Professional: The GIS Professional user type includes ArcGIS Pro, the world's leading GIS software, and full access to ArcGIS Online.
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