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Esri Educational GIS State Partnership

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NH Educational GIS Partnership


New Hampshire is one of several states in the nation that can provide Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to every school in the state free of charge. Thanks to a statewide partnership agreement between Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri), the world's leading GIS software developer, and the New Hampshire Department of Education, these new licenses will allow every public, private and charter K-12 school throughout the state unprecedented access to Esri's state-of-the-art GIS tools for use in education and research.

Application Process

Desktop Software: Please use ArcGIS NH Desktop License Request form to submit your request to the NH GIS Specialist team for the desktop application. Once reviewed, you will be instructed on how to access the ArcGIS desktop software.

Online Organizational Account: Please use Esri ArcGIS Online Organizational Account Request form to submit your request for an online organizational account. You will have to attach a request on your school letterhead and send it by email directly to Esri. This opportunity is part of the national ConnectEd initiative.

NH Educational GIS Partnership
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ArcGIS Online at Plymouth Regional High School.

In May, 2014, Students participating in a NH Fish and wildlife program use GIS at Plymouth Regional High School.

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Visit this site to get information on the NH / Esri State Partnership. You can learn about projects, get training, apply to participate, or find GIS information, data, and resources.

Map of NH Participants

The ArcGIS software, data, web services, and documentation provided through the New Hampshire statewide license program is solely for instructional and research purposes at K-12 public or private schools and approved educational youth groups.

Schools can enjoy the Esri ArcGIS software in one of two ways: an ArcGIS online organizational account or a schoolwide ArcGIS Desktop license.

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Over 200,000 students in New Hampshire schools now have the ability to learn and apply 21st century geospatial concepts using the ArcGIS software developed by Esri. Thanks to a statewide partnership between Esri, the world's leading geographic information system (GIS) software developer, and the New Hampshire Department of Education, this new partnership will allow every public and private school throughout the state unprecedented access to Esri's state-of-the-art GIS tools for use in education and research. The agreement also includes school administrative use for tasks like creating district maps and efficient bus routes.
Recognized non-formal education groups such as 4-H Clubs, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Boys Clubs and Girls Clubs will also have access to the software.

The partnership with Esri was made possible through the collaborative effort of the New Hampshire State Department of Education, New Hampshire Geographic Alliance (NHGA), New Hampshire Fish and Game, and UNH Cooperative Extension. This group has formed a team of New Hampshire Education GIS Specialists (NHEdGIS) that will not only manage the state account, but also provide professional development for teachers as part of a strategically planned effort to foster geospatial literacy across the state.

NH DOENH Geographic Alliance

NH Fish and GameUNH Cooperative Extension

"Esri is an exciting company doing important work. Our technology enables organizations to create responsible and sustainable solutions to problems at local and global scales. At Esri, we believe that geography is at the heart of a more resilient and sustainable future. Governments, industry leaders, academics, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) trust us to connect them with the analytic knowledge they need to make these critical decisions that shape the planet." - Esri president, Jack Dangermond


educators all over new hampshire are using geographic information systems
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Statewide GIS

NH Educational GIS Partnership
The New Hampshire Educational GIS Partnership is a group of people and organizations who believe geospatial technologies have the power to enhance K-12 education in the state of New Hampshire. Through the efforts of the partners, staff at the New Hampshire Department of Education, and Esri's K-12 Education Team; an agreement has been reached that will provide Esri's ArcGIS software to all K-12 schools, teachers, and K-12 age youth groups in the state for educational and administrative purposes.

NH Geographic Alliance
The New Hampshire Geographic Alliance is a grassroots organization composed mainly of K-12 teachers and university geographers dedicated to improving and promoting geography education. The NHGA supports professional development for teachers, development of classroom materials, and efforts to make geography a part of state and local curricula.



Schoolwide GIS

Professional Development

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Online Professional Development Workshop Program

This freely accessible online institute contains 10 workshops designed to provide you with resources, in> formation, and a basic understanding of how to use Geographic information systems to enhance your teaching and the learning of your students. The content is made possible by the NH Digital Resources Consortium, funded through Title IID, the Enhancing Education Through Technology program of the US Department of Education.



Nationwide GIS

Founded in 1969 as the Environmental Systems Research Institute, Esri inspires and enables people to positively impact the future through a deeper, geographic understanding of the changing world around them.

ArcGIS Resources
Resources for Esri ArcGIS online software for schools and educators.

ConnectED GeoMentors Program
The American Association of Geographers-Esri ConnectED GeoMentors Program is working to enhance GIS and geographic learning in US K-12 schools through the introduction of ArcGIS Online into classrooms across the country. We welcome everyone from the broad GIS community, across all disciplines and sectors, to consider volunteering and help us build a nationwide network of GeoMentors to assist schools and teachers with their educational goals using GIS.




Last updated June 29, 2016