Frequently asked questions
Mapmakers with varying skillsets ranging from professional cartographers to graphic designers can benefit from using a GIS as a part of the map design process. Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud is available at multiple license options. Depending on your mapping and design needs, choose a license level and user type that works best for you and your team. For a complete list of what’s available at each license level, see the product functionality matrix. You can use the app to sign up for a Maps for Adobe Plus or ArcGIS subscription. Still have questions? Contact Esri customer support for additional assistance.
Once you have acquired the license based on your needs, you can use your ArcGIS user account to activate the plug-in. If you don’t have the plug-in software installed, download and install it first. Before installing note the supported Illustrator and Photoshop versions. Use ArcGIS Maps for Adobe resources to explore videos and tutorials to learn how to make maps.
Unfortunately, this is not permitted. Each user name for Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud Plus and ArcGIS Online accounts is intended for a single user only. If multiple people will use ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud in your company, then all users must have their own account.
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, Mobile Worker, Storyteller, and Insights Analyst) 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.