At the 2017 Esri User Conference, Esri launched its boldest offering ever for schools and clubs. The new "ArcGIS School Bundle" includes three products:
- ArcGIS Online Organization
- Community Analyst
This combination has provided the highest level of service for the greatest number of users in schools and clubs, and offers enormous utility, from elementary level exploration to in-depth localized projects to full-scale professional career training. It is available in sizes that work well for home school or small club settings on up to large district-based configurations.
The Schools Bundle is available, for instructional purposes only (not administrative use or commercial use), to all K12 (primary and secondary) schools, public or non-public (including home schools). It is available also to youth-serving clubs, such as 4-H, Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, and so forth. And … the Schools Bundle is available worldwide, for free (in USA click here; outside USA through local Esri distributors).
This is a huge investment in education of youth globally. But, from even before the launch of Esri's formal programs for both K12 schools and higher education in 1992, Esri has been on a mission: to help more people grasp why and how to understand the complex patterns and relationships in a vast array of data about the world, at scales from global to local, exploring situations and solving problems, by thinking geographically, using GIS.
Education is a core ethic of Esri; it's in our DNA. This new "ArcGIS School Bundle" is free for schools and clubs across the globe, to use anytime, anywhere, on any connected device. Making informed decisions is essential for everyone. Learning to do that takes time, and can happen in both formal and informal settings. Education that engages The Science of Where can save the world.
Charlie Fitzpatrick, Esri Education Manager