Teaching During Disruption

ArcGIS Online supports rich lessons and projects, even in disruptions. Teachers and parents can help kids learn, on any connected device.

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Student “Maptivists” Inspire

STEM magnet school students inspired by Will.i.am show how they used ArcGIS to understand and change their neighborhood in Boyle Heights, East L.A..

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Invigorating STEM Curriculum

GIS supports STEM learning with integrative, project-based experiences, providing context to education. Spatial analysis and critical-thinking skills prepare young minds to succeed in course work, further education, and life.

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GIS supports STEM in Hawaii

STEMworks Hawaii helps students and teachers use ArcGIS for community projects.

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Campus Sustainability

School administrators use GIS for smarter planning and sustainability - saving time, controlling costs, and improving safety. Campus maps and analytics help manage facilities, operations, assets, work orders, and security.

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Investing in Schools and Kids

The Oakland Unified School District uses GIS to address chronic absenteeism and further academic achievement.

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A school district leads the way

Loudoun County Public Schools embraces GIS in all 95 of its schools and gives 80,000 students access to ArcGIS Online organizational accounts.

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Offerings for Schools

We are committed to helping schools thrive with free online mapping tools, curriculum, and support.

Explore education licensing


The GIS education community consists of thousands of educators and researchers at all levels who share a passion for applying The Science of Where in education. With gatherings at worldwide events, we're a globally inclusive group focused on enhancing spatial understanding.

Let's Talk

Esri's education outreach efforts include sharing information and best practices, providing advice, and advocating for educators' needs. Have a question or comment about GIS in education? Schedule a conversation with a member of our team.