Opens Portal to Thousands Each Day logoThousands are visiting each day to find the information they need on GIS technology. Created and maintained by Esri and updated frequently, this portal to GIS news and information is invaluable, whether you are new to GIS or a GIS professional. If it's happening in the world of GIS, you can find it on

Looking to get started in GIS? Not only is there information on what GIS is and how it is used but there are also links to free GIS software to try. See how mapping and GIS work by visiting one or more of many mapping sites over the Internet. Visit often—new mapping sites are featured every other week.

Need data? Not only can you find a wealth of free and commercial data, but information is also available regarding the different types of data and how to select data to suit your needs. front pageFind the education and training you need—whether it is a formal GIS degree program in your area or online classes. Start by finding out about the right kind of training for you depending on your system and needs.

Visit the online library to not only purchase GIS books but to also read reviews and excerpts. Miss a conference? Technical papers from leading GIS conferences, including URISA and the Esri International User Conference, can be found here as well.

The site also features a News/Events/Trends section, bringing links to online news sources as well as special features available only on Industry heavyweights in GIS, including Nancy Tosta and Roger Tomlinson, have been featured. Industry specialists and GIS users have submitted articles describing how GIS has helped them in their place of Business.

Make work for you. Use the site to find the information you need and to provide information for others. is a community, and it needs your help bringing news and information to other users. Send your announcements, press releases, and news to

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