ArcGIS includes the Living Atlas of the World, a collection of beautiful and authoritative maps on hundreds of topics. It combines reference and thematic maps with many topics relating to people, earth, and life. Explore maps from Esri, Esri partners, and thousands of organizations around the globe and enrich them with your own data to create new maps and map layers.
The content of this interactive atlas ranges from traditional themes like geology, vegetation, and land use to more dynamic, real-time information such as weather, traffic, and sensor data. The Living Atlas of the World is updated daily as new maps are added and existing maps are updated. Browse the atlas and see for yourself the depth and details you can discover through this exciting new mapping environment.
Maps.com Field Trip Library
Field Trip Library, a new digital resource from Maps.com, offers an exciting new tool that uses K‒12, cross-curricular content from the company's Maps101 Geography News Network. Along with Esri's Story Map platform, Field Trip Library helps to create interactive tours that provide a visual medium for understanding often complex events using maps and rich supporting materials.
Topics range from Lewis & Clark to Energy Consumption and the historic World Wars. Each Field Trip story has been broken down into a "journey" which helps students to understand events both geographically and chronologically. For each stage of the journey, illustrations, text and supporting materials are provided, including static and interactive maps, lesson plans, activities, statistics and skill builders.
As well as supporting learning in a range of subjects from World and U.S. History to Geography and Earth Science, Field Trips help students develop skills such as comparing and contrasting, analyzing and synthesizing, zooming to different levels of detail, identifying and opening points of interest and connecting facts with places—an absolute necessity given the omnipresence of spatial tools in our daily lives.