Educators


Resources and best practices for learning

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GIS technology is key to developing prosperous communities and solving the world's most pressing environmental and social problems. Using ArcGIS, students and scholars collect spatial data, understand trends, predict change, compare scenarios, and propose solutions. Leading colleges and universities prepare students for meaningful careers and advance understanding of people, places, and processes ranging from local to global scales.

In geography and GIScience


ArcGIS provides modern, industry-standard GIS tools and methods for your classroom exercises and projects. Students use the same industrial-strength GIS software used by the institutions looking to hire them after graduation. Whether you're teaching GIS fundamentals or advanced concepts, from map design and spatial analysis to machine learning and data collection using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), Esri has you covered. Esri provides a wide array of resources and GIS lessons to help you succeed as an educator.

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Across the curriculum


Maps and location analytics enhance scholarship in dozens of fields by revealing patterns and relationships. These insights improve understanding and decision-making in both natural and human systems. ArcGIS provides an integrated system for data collection, analysis, and publication that's also open and extensible. Enable access throughout your institution with enterprise licensing backed up by support and training from Esri and best practices your peers have shared. 

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A framework for insight and problem-solving
Integrate

Collect and combine data from many sources.
Visualize

Intuitively see patterns and trends.
Analyze

Explore relationships for holistic understanding.
Evaluate

Assess impacts and compare alternatives.
Communicate

Share knowledge and inspire action.

SUCCESS STORY

Scaling up GIS across campus


Harrisburg Area Community College's geospatial technology program uses ArcGIS to empower students to find careers in the geospatial community.

Learning resources


Whether you need a quick video tutorial or activities for a semester-long course, Esri has GIS resources to suit a variety of learning styles and needs. Materials cover a range of topics and capabilities and are updated frequently to align with software releases.

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Roles


Discover the value of GIS for these roles.

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