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Learn to make maps with these ArcGIS applications.

ArcGIS Online

Learn online mapmaking while exploring Hawaiian volcanoes.

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ArcGIS Pro

Create 2D and 3D maps of tidal flood patterns in Venice, Italy.

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Analyze how roads impact deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.

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ArcGIS spans an entire suite of software applications. Make cloud-based maps and share them worldwide with ArcGIS Online, or automate workflows and map in 3D with ArcGIS Pro. Transform raw data into valuable information with ArcMap's advanced analysis tools or use a host of specialized applications for more specific purposes. Together, these applications tackle geographic problems in the real world.

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Most lessons require membership in an ArcGIS organization. If you don’t have ArcGIS yet, you can try it for 60 days. Join our ArcGIS organization or sign up for a free ArcGIS trial to create your own organization.

Learn ArcGIS organization

Join the Learn ArcGIS organization if you only want to complete lessons to practice ArcGIS Online analysis workflows. With this 60-day membership, you get an ArcGIS Online account to use for lessons that require a Publisher role in an ArcGIS organization. Your account and content will be deleted after 60 days.

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ArcGIS trial

Request a 60-day free ArcGIS trial if you want to complete lessons that use multiple ArcGIS applications. The trial provides access to the entire ArcGIS platform, including ArcGIS Desktop and other ready-to-use apps. At the end of your trial, you can choose to purchase ArcGIS and keep items that you saved in ArcGIS Online.

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ArcGIS Books

The ArcGIS Book

Understand and use web GIS to create and share geographic information. View the website, download the free interactive PDF, or buy the print edition.

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Instructional Guide for The ArcGIS Book

Get activities, resources, lessons, and data related to ArcGIS Online and web GIS. Available as a print edition.

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The ArcGIS Imagery Book

Explore how imagery and remote sensing power modern GIS. View the website, download the free interactive PDF, or buy the print edition.

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