E-books for Education

Download and save e-books for education in a variety of convenient formats for your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Also be sure to visit Esri's featured e-books listing.

  1. What is GIS?

    GIS is computer software that links geographic information (where things are) with descriptive information (what things are). Unlike a flat paper map, where what you see is what you get, GIS can present many layers of different information.

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  2. Advancing STEM Education with GIS

    Geographic information systems can engage several critical elements in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) curriculum and instruction. GIS tools and techniques lead to understanding cross-disciplinary phenomena and solving problems rooted in academic and realworld concepts.

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  3. Making Community Connections

    Explore the practices of the Orton Community Mapping Program to inform your organization's use of GIS.

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  4. GIS in Education: Across Campuses, Inside Facilities

    As figuratively "living" entities, campuses and educational districts grow and change and require stewardship planning, management, maintenance, and sustainment. Within and across all of these, geographic information systems and approaches play vital roles.

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  5. Best Practices in Higher Education

    GIS is no longer just for geography departments. By putting information in the context of location, GIS can be applied across several fields of study to enhance learning and teaching.

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