Open Science

  • Fighting the climate crisis together

    Learn about the benefits of incorporating GIS into your climate action planning, and consider making Esri your trusted partner in preserving green space, balancing human-made systems with the natural world, and strategizing for mitigation and adaptation.

  • Esri and the scientific community

    We support the science community and seek to do good science too, as it underpins much of what we do as an organization. This also helps us evolve ArcGIS into a comprehensive geospatial platform for science.

  • Esri's ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World

    As a compelling part of Esri's science portfolio, this resource enables great mapping and analytics, secure sharing and collaboration, captivating science communication via storytelling, and an ecosystem where models and maps can be shared to further understanding.


Science events

Join Esri's collaborative user community at conferences, webinars, seminars, and events to learn about the latest advancements in science and geospatial technology. 

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Capabilities of ArcGIS: Your analysis platform for science

Spatial Analysis and Data Science

Derive spatial relationships, detect patterns, make predictions, and deploy intelligent apps. 

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Mapping and Location Enablement

See patterns, facilitate collaboration, and accelerate your science communication. 

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3D Visualization and Analytics

Process, visualize, and understand 3D images and data. 

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Imagery and Remote Sensing

Process, manage, and analyze imagery from air, land, and sea.

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Real-Time Visualization and Analytics

Expose geographic patterns and relationships in both static and streaming big datasets. 

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Developer Tools

Customize with rich, interactive, and open apps, APIs, and SDKs.

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Advancing science for the planet

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Earth Sciences

Earth Sciences

Every day, the scientific community uses GIS to address 21st-century environmental challenges and understand the changing world.

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Natural Resources

Natural Resources

Use smart maps and spatial analysis to better manage Earth's natural resources.

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Location intelligence and spatial analytics help you make any area thrive.

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Water Resources

Water Resources

Model, monitor, and predict surface and groundwater systems to understand how water quality and quantity are impacted.

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Advancing science for people

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Higher Education

Higher Education

GIS impacts and transforms teaching, learning, research, service, and administration.

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Emergency Management

Emergency Management

Better understand the spatial behaviors of fires, floods, and other natural hazards. Apply your science to inform emergency situational awareness and disaster response.

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Health and Human Services

Health and Human Services

Fuse demographics and location data to better understand the links between infrastructure and challenges such as homelessness, poverty, and the needs of aging populations.

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Special product licenses for scientific organizations