GIS Project (ESRI Software)
The Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI), has granted Washington State K-12 schools license to certain ESRI software, data, and web services at no cost. The GIS Project is being run by the Ed Tech Support Centers and will offer Washington schools the opportunity to receive software and training throughout the length of the contract. The statewide license for schools in Washington cover:
- All public and non-public schools providing education
in grades K-12, including charter schools,
technical schools, magnet schools, Montessori schools, and religious schools
- Local chapters of recognized national youth programs, including but not limited to 4-H, FFA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs; other youth-serving clubs by agreement between ESRI and license administrator
ESRI has granted Washington unlimited licenses for
the following software: Full ArcGIS Suite, including ArcInfo, ArcEditor,
ArcView, and several other advanced GIS applications.
Regional Ed Tech Support Centers will be providing interested districts with DVDs forArcGIS Desktop 10.1 for ArcView, ArcEditor, and Arclnfo (Includes ArcGIS Desktop Tutorial Data and ArcReader). Contact your regional ETSC Director for obtaining this software and other advanced applications.
Software License Download and Installation Instructions
To download and install license(s) for GIS software,visit Tech Talk / Technology Leaders Corner / Washington State GIS (ESRI Software) Project
Latest Service Pack for ArcGIS 10.0. Most users will only need the first (ArcDesktop) and seventh (ArcReader) downloads.
The ESRI license grants unlimited access to 32 web courses. These courses range from 3 to 24 hours in length. Explore courses and descriptions.
Each ETSC will also be providing/has provided one free face-to-face
awareness training session. Check
with your ETSC Director for further information.
ESRI has posted 45 YouTube tutorial videos that focus on GIS in education.
GIS data for Washington State: Available for download here.
This video was taken from a presentation held at ESD 112 on 12/13/10 by ESRI representatives Joseph J. Kerski, Ph.D., Education Manager and Heather Glock, Regional Government Sales.