Engaging Maps

Children learn in a variety of ways, but visual learning is especially effective. Using maps in the classroom illustrates geographic context, helping students connect lessons with real places.

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..

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.

GIS supports STEM in Hawaii
STEMworks Hawaii helps students and teachers use ArcGIS for community projects.

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.

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


Teachers see results with ArcGIS Online

Student engagement and learning rise when using ArcGIS Online because it encompasses the understanding of big ideas and concepts.

Enrique Legaspi

Los Angeles area high school teacher

Offerings for Schools

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

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.