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Free licenses are available for Washington state K-12 schools to use GIS (geographic information system) software for instructional purposes. Esri’s GIS software makes it possible to visualize, question and interpret data in ways that bring relationships, patterns and trends to light. Educators use this valuable software to help students understand geography, earth science, social studies, math, language arts and more.

ArcGIS Online and Desktop Software is available free to K-12 Schools
Learn more about the ConnectED initiative or sign up for your free account at

GIS Training & Data on the OSPI Moodle
Once you’ve downloaded GIS software, take it out for a test drive. We’ve compiled tutorials that demonstrate instruction basics, and data sets — boundaries, census, education, environmental, geographic and transportation — that you can use as instructional support. These resources are posted on OSPI's EdTech Moodle.


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