Free GIS Resources for Geography – ArcGIS

ArcGIS Online is a complete, cloud-based mapping platform that makes teaching with GIS easy. There is no install, you just need a browser to get started. ArcGIS Online works on PC’s, Mac’s, and mobile devices.   ArcGIS Online for Schools has a wide range of maps and data  for the world in 2D and 3D. This includes Ordnance Survey Mastermap and 1:50,000 scale, 1:25,000 scale and maps in 2D and 3D.  Data can be collected using tablets and smartphones, using the Survey123 app.  Story Maps allows students to combine maps with text, images and multimedia.


Esri UK have made ArcGIS Online free for all UK Schools – Dover Grammar School for Boys have been using ArcGIS as part of their Geography curriculum.   A video showcasing how the schools are using GIS embedding the technology into GCSE and A-Level lessons as part of the day to day delivery as well as a revision aid.  Students have commented how easy it is to use and makes fieldwork and case studies much more practical and rewarding.


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