Esri supports GIS learning during lockdown
New Delhi : Esri India, the country's leading Geographic Information System (GIS) Software & Solutions provider today announced that it will provide free access to its ArcGIS platform and learning resources, through the Learn.ArcGIS.com website to the student community. Through this platform, students will receive access to ArcGIS Online and over 20 apps including ArcGIS Pro, along with a library of lessons, to continue their learning and complete ongoing courses.
Students (18 years and above) should enroll themselves on the Learn ArcGIS platform to gain knowledge on geospatial technology and acquire this indispensable skillset to become more employable in future. Students can sign up between now and June 30 to have free access until August 31, 2020. To sign up for a membership in Learn ArcGIS, visit learn.arcgis.com/en/become-a-member/
"We have taken this initiative of offering free access to GIS software and courses to ensure students continue to learn GIS while their institutes are closed due to COIVD-19 related lockdown. The demand for GIS skills continues to grow in both private and government sectors.India will need huge capacities of next-generation workforce with GIS ready skills. At Esri India, our mission is to empower the academic community with necessary GIS technologies needed for future-ready students. " says Mr. Agendra Kumar, President, EsriIndia. "India is witnessing digital transformation at an accelerated pace and it becomes all the more critical that students get hands-on training in GIS and its wide range of application" added Mr. Kumar.
The geospatial infrastructure, serving as the foundation for critical decision making, is driving every fieldtoday ranging urban administration to e-governance, pandemic management, utilities, telecom, energy sector, emergency management, homeland security, defense services, banking, insurance, retail, manufacturing and even in advertising and marketing.From pinpointing new store locations, to predicting climate change, to reporting power outage, to analyzing crime patterns to fighting COVID-19 spread, GIS has become an integral part of the location strategy across industries. Missionprograms like Direct Benefit Transfer, Swachh Bharat, Clean Ganga mission, Smart cities, City Gas distribution, Bharatmala, Sagarmala and National Hydrology Program are realizing the benefits of GIS technology thus enabling the new India vision.