Investigate the world with content provided by professionals from many disciplines. Build, save, and share maps and apps about topics of interest to you, available for use on both desktop and mobile devices.


ArcGIS Online

Welcome to the world of interactive mapping.
Explore the world like you've never seen it before. Understand a subject, region, or event by investigating data. View, build, save, and share maps with a computer, tablet, or smartphone.




Open and modify, or create from scratch, with endless options for customization.


Explore a custom map with a special look and focused content.

Online Access

Use and learn the technology on many devices, whenever and wherever you connect.

Professional Data

Explore countless subjects using layers of map data from experts in government, research, and industry.

Your Own Data

Convert others' content or build your own, and merge with other layers.

Store and Share

Save content for tomorrow, share with the class, community, or public, in many formats.

Teacher Stories

Elementary science and geography

Loudoun County elementary schools, Virginia: Students crowdsource data about birds and environmental conditions using ArcGIS Online.

7th-grade general science

Winfield Middle School, Winfield, West Virginia: For an activity on ecological pyramids, students use a teacher-created ArcGIS Online map. They see regions, measure areas, analyze tables, and determine population densities.

Middle school after-school program

Sentinel Public School, Sentinel, Oklahoma: To create a more educational walking path for residents, a student service learning team uses ArcGIS Online to measure and map a local walking path and build and share data about trees along the path.

High school math

Bow High School, Bow, New Hampshire: Students use ArcGIS Online to study a local lake by measuring the area of specific depths to calculate volume, and compare flow rates to determine recharge speed and differential impact in the watershed.

10th–12th grade GIS CTE

Byron Martin Advanced Tech Center, Lubbock, Texas: Students use smartphones and an ArcGIS Online map to gather field data, then analyze various measurements about trees in a local cemetery plagued with mistletoe, and finally present their findings.

11th–12th grade Advanced Placement Human Geography

Bangor High School, Bangor, Maine: To study urban geography, students build an ArcGIS Online map of public assets in the city, then analyze spatial patterns relative to local characteristics.

Student Videos

Rikki Vaughan, Kylie Miller

Elementary School/EAST Class

Sonora Elementary, Springdale, Arkansas

Math, Science, and Technology Magnet Academy

Math, Science, and Technology Magnet Academy

Roosevelt High School, East Los Angeles, California

GeoSpatial Semester

GeoSpatial Semester

Washington-Lee High School, Arlington, Virginia

Science Class

Science Class

Clark Magnet High School, La Crescenta, California


ArcGIS Online Skillbuilder

Explore ArcGIS Online, assess skills, learn techniques, build capacity.

Esri K–12 GIS Org

Curated and grouped free resources for teaching with ArcGIS Online

Request FREE ArcGIS Online Organization Account

Apply for a FREE School Organization account.

Esri EdCommunity

Community zone with guidance, blogs, lessons, and events

Online Course: Teaching with ArcGIS Online

Free, self-paced course for educators on how to start using ArcGIS Online with students


Guidance for GIS professionals and educators who team up to accelerate students' use of geospatial concepts and skills

Case Studies

Middle School Geography

"Making the Grade," Florida's Palm Beach County School District Successfully Raises Academic Achievement
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Dual Enrollment STEM

"The GeoSpatial Semester"
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High School CTE

"GIS: A Technology that's Motivating Students in Academic Studies"
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English/Language Arts

"GIS: The Essential Common Core Tool"
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Informal Education

"Boy Scouts Go Exploring with Digital Maps and Apps"
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Community Study

"Students and Farmers Become Citizen Scientists"
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