Children are key to solving the world's problems. Using interactive maps to explore data, illuminate patterns, and uncover relationships helps them build the critical thinking skills they need. Providing every student with a free ArcGIS account allows them to integrate geographic content of all types–turning data into maps, stories, and knowledge.
Explore your world without an account
Even without an account you can use GIS to add mapping to your classroom. Use a GeoInquiry to journey into classroom content through maps. Experience geography—launch your wall maps into the digital age and even into student hands at home.
Expand your world with an account
Once you've brought maps to your classroom and are ready to do more, you can create a secure account to
- Modify an existing map, saving it as your own.
- Create new maps and ArcGIS StoryMaps stories about your topics and interests.
- Collaborate on projects and incorporate location.
- Turn observations into mapped data.
- Perform analysis to discover patterns and relationships.
- Share your creations with your class, school, and beyond.
Get ArcGIS for your school
ArcGIS Online is a cloud-based GIS for using, creating, and sharing maps and apps. Your secure account connects you with others in your school, district, or club.
Scene Viewer (3D)
Go beyond map viewing and authoring with specialized web and mobile apps.
Use a vast collection of existing data for research and analysis.
ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World
ArcGIS Community Analyst
ArcGIS Business Analyst (web and mobile)
Maximize your GIS power with advanced tools. Model 2D and 3D data. Perform advanced data management.
ArcGIS Pro Advanced (Windows)
ArcGIS Drone2Map (Windows)
ArcGIS Urban Suite
Considerations before applying
Request a Free Account
Esri provides free mapping software for use in K–12 instruction. Request your account below. You'll be contacted within a week. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.