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Map Builder
Want to create your own version of Global Forest Watch, featuring a specific location or type of data? Map Builder is an easy tool to help you build your own mapping portal, complete with powerful analytical tools.
  • Compelling data

    Choose from dozens of data layers curated by Global Forest Watch – or upload your own.

  • Powerful analysis

    Add tools for statistical and geospatial analyses that run right in your browser.

  • Proven platform

    My Forest Atlas is built on ESRI’s easy-to-use ArcGIS Online mapping platform.

  • Broad reach

    Share your maps with integrated social media tools, or add them to the map gallery.

Start Building Your Map

Here’s your 1-2-3 guide on getting started.

  • 1

    Watch the tutorial videos

    These step-by-step guides will teach you how to set up an ArcGIS Online user account, produce a basic interactive map, and share your map online.

  • 2

    Create a map

    Add data layers to the map canvas, and start styling. All of your progress will be saved to your account, so you can work at your own pace.

  • 3

    Share your forest atlas

    Use integrated social media tools to share your interactive map with your networks, export the map as a static image, or submit it into the map gallery.


Just getting started? Or need some help? Our tutorials will get you pointed in the right direction.

  • Build a Custom Web App in ArcGIS (for organizational accounts)

  • Build a Custom Web App in ArcGIS (for public accounts)

  • Create a Web Map in ArcGIS Online

  • Map Builder Interactive Map Overview