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August 7th, 2020
Esri Offers Students Free Access to GIS Software and Lessons

REDLANDS, Calif.— Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced that it will provide free access to its ArcGIS platform and learning resources through the learn.arcgis.com website to higher education students eager to acquire geospatial skills through self-directed learning.

Beginning September 1, 2020, the Learn ArcGIS Student Program will provide free access for one year to software, lessons, and a community of learners through Learn ArcGIS to qualified students globally. The Learn ArcGIS Student Program empowers students in any academic program to acquire geospatial skills even if their institution offers no formal courses in GIS.

“Students in fields such as data science, public health, business, and journalism know the value GIS brings to their work yet often lack access to software and training,” said Jack Dangermond, Esri founder and president. “This program provides these motivated students who can’t access ArcGIS through their institution with a way to learn independently and acquire additional skills that expand their career options in the digital economy.”

Students will receive access to ArcGIS Online and over 20 apps including ArcGIS Pro, along with a library of lessons that cultivate skills in spatial analysis, data science, coding, and storytelling with maps. Access is available globally to students ages 18 and over.

Learn ArcGIS promotes learning by doing through guided lessons based on real-world problems in industries such as urban planning and disaster response, and new lessons on public health have just been added. Learn ArcGIS lessons cover both beginner and advanced topics and are available in seven languages.

Students can sign up by visiting learn.arcgis.com/en/become-a-member/.

About Esri

Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, offers the most powerful geospatial cloud available, to help customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including 90 of the Fortune 100 companies, all 50 state governments, more than half of all counties (large and small), and 87 of the Forbes Top 100 Colleges in the US, as well as all 15 Executive Departments of the US Government and dozens of independent agencies. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at esri.com.

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