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Learn how to add layers and conduct simple manipulations in ArcMap (ArcGIS Desktop) and ArcGIS Online

Transferring layers from ArcGIS Online to ArcMap

In this section, you'll learn how to open in ArcMap the layers you gathered in ArcGIS Online.

Start by saving the map in ArcGIS Online. 

Open a new map in ArcMap.

Under the main File menu, click on Sign in...

Which will open a new window in which you will type your ArcGIS Online username and password. 

Go again to the File menu and select ArcGIS Online...

A new window will open. Click on My Maps and Data

Click the Open button on the map you wish to import

The layers will be imported into ArcMap.

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