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ArcGIS Business Analyst (BA) is a web based geographic information service (GIS) tool for mapping and analyzing data related to business locations, retail sales markets, and consumer demographics.  BA data and maps are a web app component of the library’s subscription to the ArcGIS Online database.

To get startedSign on to ArcGIS Online for Johns Hopkins:

Once ArcGIS Online opens:

  1. Click on the stack of dots
  2. Click on the Business Analyst icon
  3. View the "Quick Start" video instructions

For a detailed video introduction to the Business Analyst Online BA see:

For more information about ArcGIS Business Analyst Online or ArcGIS Online contact the library’s Data Services Department at