GIS for schools

 Give your students the geographic advantage

The GIS for Schools program brings industry leading software to P-12 schools across Australia. Interactive maps created using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) make learning come alive in mainstream subjects—geography, history, science, environmental studies, agriculture—and beyond.

Using mapping technology in the classroom illustrates geographic context, helping students connect lessons with real places. Spatial analysis and critical-thinking skills prepare young minds to succeed in studies, further education, and most importantly, life.

Every public, private, home school, and youth-serving club is eligible for the program.

The GIS for Schools program includes:

ArcGIS Online organisational and user accounts (50, 500 or 2000 users)

ArcGIS Online is cloud-based GIS software, with no prior installation necessary, where students can use, create and share maps and apps. Your organisation account also provides access to the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World—a great resource for the classroom.

Ready-to-use web and mobile apps

Extend GIS with specialised apps—Survey123 for ArcGIS, Story Maps, ArcGIS Maps for Office, Community Analyst, Operations Dashboard and more.

ArcGIS Advanced licenses

ArcGIS Pro is the next-generation desktop application: a powerful new addition to the GIS toolbox. Great for schools who want to take their GIS to the next level. 

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Discover the benefit of GIS as tool which helps students gather, visualise and understand data to make informed decisions.

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Australian teachers see the power of using GIS in their classroom, but many aren’t sure on the pedagogy and teaching method to use. We look at tried and tested approaches, to help make the transition as smooth as possible.

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Classroom learning materials

Classroom learning materials

Browse a gallery of ready-to-go learning materials and apps for teachers, on a range of curriculum-linked topics.

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Self-guided learning

Self-guided learning

Get started with GIS for schools with a simple, four step manual guiding teachers through the basics of ArcGIS Online. Then, extend your skills with a range of lessons and exercises for ArcGIS Online.

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Professional development events

Professional development events

Join hands-on training and workshops for students and teachers, and find out about how geospatial technology can help further educational opportunities in your classroom.

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