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Esri and National Geographic Society Launch National Geographic MapMaker

By Eric Van Rees - 20th November 2023 - 09:20

Newly Updated Online Interactive Mapping Tool Empowers Students, Teachers, and Individuals Everywhere to Explore the World through Geography

In celebration of GIS Day and as part of Geography Awareness Week, Esri, the global provider of geographic information system (GIS) technology, and the National Geographic Society (NGS), the global nonprofit organization, have launched the reimagined National Geographic MapMaker.

Developed in partnership with Esri, MapMaker is National Geographic’s online mapping tool that uses the latest in GIS software to connect classrooms and individuals with essential geographic information and technology for exploration and education. With this web-based 2D and 3D app, anyone can visually experience and interact with geospatial information about Earth’s interconnected social and physical systems while also exploring the art of mapmaking.

“We are honored to continue our partnership with the National Geographic Society to bring MapMaker 4.0 to K–12 students around the world,” said Jack Dangermond, Esri president. “We believe that mapping is a powerful tool for learning, communication, and change, and we hope that MapMaker will inspire the next generation to better understand and care for our world.”

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