Last week we were one of the sponsors of the excellent South West Users Conference (SWUC), here in Salt Lake City. One of our activities at the conference was to conduct an informal attendee poll. Nearly one third of attendees responded. It proved to be a very interesting survey on ArcGIS Online. We asked 4 simple questions; the results are below:
The results were fascinating, and a big change from similar surveys around ArcGIS Online we have done in the past. Just over 50% of respondents were actively using ArcGIS Online, and nearly 80% of those not currently using the platform have future plans to start using ArcGIS Online. This is a big jump since last year. On the mobile side just over 50% were using some type of mobile GIS app. The type of apps were mixed, a number are using Esri mobile apps most notably Collector. ArcPad remains popular. Avenza was mentioned a number of times which we suspect is their PDF Maps Mobile app.
The adoption of ArcGIS Online has been rapid. That is great news for companies like WebMapSolutions who are focused on helping clients take advantage of this new platform. We will talk more about SWUC in a later blog post; we thought it was a great success.