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. Esri provides many free resources for integrating geographic content of all types—turning data into maps, stories and knowledge.
Explore your world without an account
Journey into classroom content through maps using a GeoInquiry activity, or launch your wall maps into the digital age using National Geographic MapMaker. Both resources are free and work in a web browser – no account required.
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.
National Geographic MapMaker
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 ArcGIS for Schools
Esri provides free mapping software for use in K–12 instruction. Request ArcGIS for your school below. You'll be contacted within a week. Email email@example.com if you have questions.