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Scientists communicate with policy makers by transforming geospatial data into actionable information in geoenabled apps. Designed to run on the web, smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, many of the GIS apps below work on any device with no coding required.

Explorer apps

These web applications let you take a closeup look at science topics and observations around the world.

Online analysis apps

These applications allow you to view or perform online analytics on a variety of science subjects.


These applications increase the use and value of scientific projects and environmental management by providing near-real-time displays for monitoring instruments, events, or activities, oftentimes for ‘at-a-glance’ decision-making.


ArcGIS StoryMaps let you combine authoritative maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content. They make it easy to harness the power of maps and geography to tell your story. Check out these science-themed story maps:

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