Esri and the scientific community

Science helps us understand not only how the Earth works but also how it looks (geodesign) and how we look at it (Earth observation). We support the science community and seek to do good science at Esri, as it underpins much of what we do as an organisation. This also helps us evolve ArcGIS into a comprehensive geospatial platform for science.

Esri's ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World

Underpinning all our science initiatives is the Living Atlas, one of the world's best compilations of government and commercial geographic information. This resource enables great mapping and analytics, secure sharing and collaboration, compelling science communication via storytelling, and an ecosystem where models and maps can be shared to further understanding.

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Capabilities of ArcGIS: Your analysis platform for science

Spatial Analysis and Data Science

Derive spatial relationships, detect patterns, make predictions, and deploy intelligent apps. 

Mapping and Location Enablement

See patterns, facilitate collaboration, and accelerate your science communication.    

Real-Time Visualisation and Analytics

Expose geographic patterns and relationships in both static and streaming big datasets.    

Advancing science for the planet

Earth Sciences

Earth Sciences

Every day, the scientific community uses GIS to address 21st-century environmental challenges and understand the changing world.

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Natural Resources

Natural Resources

Use smart maps and spatial analysis to better manage Earth's natural resources.

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Location intelligence and spatial analytics help you make any area thrive.

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Water Resources

Water Resources

Model, monitor, and predict surface and groundwater systems to understand how water quality and quantity are impacted.

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Advancing science for people

Higher Education

Higher Education

GIS impacts and transforms teaching, learning, research, service, and administration.

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Fire and Rescue

Fire and Rescue

Better understand the spatial behaviours of fires, floods, and other natural hazards. Apply your science to inform emergency situational awareness.

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Health and Human Services

Health and Human Services

Fuse demographics and location data to better understand the links between infrastructure and challenges such as homelessness, poverty, and the needs of ageing populations.

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Discover geospatial insight in your science industry

Connect with Esri's science team


Explore our sciences group


Send a message

Email the Esri science team


Faculty sabbaticals

Conduct research at Esri

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