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Find out how GIS is used in your industry

Find your industry in our complete list to understand how GIS is applied in your field and the value it delivers. Discover common use cases and industry-specific success stories.

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Explore stories of GIS in action

Learn more about how organizations are putting GIS to work in the real world. Choose from a wide variety of success stories, business insights, and podcast interviews.

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Discover ArcGIS, Esri’s complete GIS

Esri builds ArcGIS, the world’s most advanced and comprehensive GIS platform. Learn about the technology and its capabilities.

Learn about ArcGIS
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Start learning GIS through MOOCs

Esri offers free massive open online courses (MOOCs) to anyone who wants to learn how to use GIS. Learners get free access to Esri’s ArcGIS software to complete step-by-step exercises as they explore GIS concepts, create maps, and grow their skills.

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Learn about careers in GIS

Considering GIS as a career path? Explore the growing number of roles that use GIS. View profiles of real people who have made GIS their career.

Careers in GIS
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