ArcGIS Online for Schools

The free and easy way to start teaching with GIS !

Discover More Sign Up


Enhance your teaching with GIS

Maps, apps and content for all exam boards

Discover More Sign Up


Improve your skills and confidence with GIS

Training, lesson plans and support for your CPD

Discover More Sign Up

Free GIS for your School

As part of our continued not-for-profit work we are providing free access to ArcGIS Online for all UK schools.

ArcGIS Online is a complete, cloud-based mapping platform that makes teaching with GIS easy. There is no install, you just need a browser to get started. ArcGIS Online works on PC’s, Mac’s, and mobile devices.

If you are a teacher at a UK school you can apply for your free subscription now by simply filling out the required details here.


Discover how ArcGIS for School has enhanced geography education at Dover Grammar School for Boys

Watch the Video →

Story Map

Explore our Story Map to see what’s included in the free ArcGIS Online for Schools programme

Explore the Story Map →


Use ArcGIS Online planning, collecting, analysing, visualising and presenting fieldwork. Collect data in a spreadsheet or use Survey123 to collect data on tablets or smart phones. Learn more about fieldwork and ArcGIS Online or take a look at Survey123.

Living Atlas

The Living Atlas is the foremost collection of authoritative, ready-to-use UK and global geographic information ever assembled. The Living Atlas enables the exploration of people and places around the world, as well as the natural and man-made influences that impact them. An unrivalled teaching resource that is now available for free to schools in the UK. Always changing and evolving, like our world, the Living Atlas contains information that impacts lives.

Explore the Living Atlas.

Story Maps

Story Maps combine maps, images, videos and text to tell a story. The Story Map Gallery has thousands of Storymaps for use in the classroom and you can easily create you own. They are great for telling your fieldwork story or as teaching and learning aides.

Training & Support

We have a wide variety of training opportunities to learn about ArcGIS Online. Visit our HQ for training, try one of our online courses, join a MOOC or work through our classroom resources. There are also extensive help pages to support your use of ArcGIS Online.