Esri extends free access to GIS software and lessons to students

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

Esri extends free access to GIS software and lessons to students
Esri extends free access to GIS software and lessons to students

Esri extends free access to GIS software and lessons to students

Esri announced that it will provide free access to its ArcGIS platform and learning resources through learn.arcgis.com to higher education students who are eager to acquire geospatial skills and knowledge through self-directed learning.

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

Jack Dangermond, Esri founder and president, said that 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. He added that 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. Students ages 18 and above can access the same. Interested students can sign up for the learning experience by visiting learn.arcgis.com/en/become-a-member/.