GIS for Schools

Esri have always been committed to ensuring that the next generation of school leavers and university graduates have an appreciation of how geographical information systems can be used to build a sustainable environment, efficient businesses and an informed empowered society.


Using Esri GIS, students across the primary, secondary and third levels in Ireland now have access to software that can integrate and evaluate data from many sources to develop new theories and knowledge. This helps prepare students to meet the demands of the twenty-first-century workforce in a knowledge based economy. 

GIS for Schools In the Republic of Ireland all schools, both primary and secondary, now have access to ArcGIS via the http://maps.scoilnet.ie portal run by the Professional Development Service for Teachers (formerly National Centre for Technology in Education). Scoilnet Maps provides teachers and students in Irish schools with online access to detailed Ordnance Survey Ireland mapping as well as Esri, Bing and Open Street Map. In addition the system provides access to range of curriculum-relevant GIS data layers streamed directly from Government Departments and Agencies. 

In Northern Ireland Secondary schools can choose between DigitalWorlds (an entry-level GIS) or ArcView (a more advanced GIS, widely used in higher education). Both come with comprehensive maps and data, as well as access to training materials and lesson plans in our online resource centre. 

To find out more, please visit us at www.esriuk.com/software/arcgis/arcgis-for-schools.