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YSAR Geographical Information Systems – GIS for Schools Program

It’s great to see so many students logging in and using their GIS accounts. YSAR GIS is provided by Eagle Technology Group Ltd through the GIS for Schools Program at https://ysarnewzealand.maps.arcgis.com/. The dollar value of this software is $6500 NZD per student, per year, so it’s a significant offering while YSAR students are part of YSAR.

ESRI GIS for Schools program

The ESRI GIS for Schools program is an exciting initiative aimed at introducing young students to the world of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analysis. By joining this program, YSAR gains access to a wide range of educational resources and tools, with the centerpiece being the ArcGIS Pro Advance license.

Benefits for YSARs in the ESRI GIS for Schools program:

  1. Access to Cutting-Edge Technology: YSAR is granted an ArcGIS Pro Advance license, which provides access to powerful GIS software. This technology is used by professionals worldwide and offers a wide range of analytical capabilities. Discover the world of geospatial analytics including Drone to Map.
  2. Hands-On Learning: YSAR can harness the power of GIS to explore real-world spatial data, empowering them to solve complex geographic challenges and gain valuable practical skills.
  3. Educational Resources: The program offers an abundance of educational materials, including tutorials, webinars, and documentation, ensuring that students have the support they need to excel in their GIS studies.
  4. Collaborative Opportunities: YSAR can collaborate with fellow students, teachers, and GIS experts, fostering a sense of community and opening doors to networking and mentorship opportunities.

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Incredible Feature of ArcGIS Pro Advance License:

One of the most incredible features of the ArcGIS Pro Advance license is its ability to create captivating and informative Story Maps. With this tool, YSAR can transform their school projects into dynamic, interactive, and visually engaging narratives that incorporate maps, images, videos, and text.

Encouragement for Students:

We encourage all YSARs to explore the world of Story Maps for their school projects. Here’s why:

  1. Visual Impact: Story Maps allow students to convey information in a visually compelling way, making their projects stand out and effectively communicate their findings.
  2. Interactive Learning: These maps enable students to engage their audience actively. By including interactive elements like maps, charts, and multimedia, they can create an immersive learning experience.
  3. Real-World Application: Story Maps encourage students to connect their academic work with real-world issues and challenges, emphasizing the practical value of GIS skills.
  4. Career Development: Proficiency in Story Maps can be a valuable addition to a student’s skill set, preparing them for future academic and professional opportunities in fields related to geography, environmental science, urban planning, and more.

The ESRI GIS for Schools program equips YSAR students with the tools, resources, and opportunities needed to become proficient in GIS and spatial analysis. The ArcGIS Pro Advance license’s incredible Story Maps feature not only enhances their school projects but also fosters a passion for geospatial technology and its applications in the real world. Join the program today and embark on a journey of discovery and innovation in the world of GIS!

Thanks, Eagle Technology Group Ltd and ESRI for your ongoing support.

You’ll find your ESRI GIS training hub here https://www.esri.com/training/catalog/search/

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