Esri Offers Students Free Access to GIS Software and Lessons
Learn ArcGIS Student Program Provides Self-Directed Learning Resources
Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, 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.
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“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.