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Maps.com Launches “Field Trip Library” for K–12 Students

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Thursday, July 31st 2014
Esri | Redlands, CA


Education software publisher Maps.com has released its Field Trip Library series, which is powered by the Esri Story Map platform. Using this platform, students are introduced to fundamental geographic information system (GIS) concepts while exploring global culture, regional patterns, and major historical events through interactive maps. Field trips are enhanced with classroom materials such as videos, news stories, and activities designed for Common Core and state standards aligned teaching.

Field Trip Library is available as a paid enhancement to the company's Maps101 product, which currently reaches over 1.7 million students across North American and international schools. The 10 introductory lessons include

  • Lewis & Clark
  • Christopher Columbus
  • Salem Witch Trials
  • Holiday Celebrations from around the World
  • Spanish Influence on Texas and the Southwest
  • World War I
  • Word War II
  • The Civil War
  • Nile River
  • World Energy Consumption

Thirty-day trials are available for new visitors to the website, and two field trips (World War I and Gift of the Nile) are freely available to all visitors so they can see what it is like to explore with interactive maps.

"As a former social studies teacher, I would have loved having my students work with these," says Charlie Fitzpatrick, Esri K–12 education manager. "History comes alive when you can see the whole story, and it is much more powerful in a map you can dive into. Field Trips rock!"

For more information about Field Trip Library, visit www.fieldtriplibrary.com.

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About Maps.com
Founded in 1991, Maps.com provides a comprehensive range of high-quality mapping products for individuals, schools, and businesses. To learn more, visit Maps.com.

About Esri
Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, Esri software is used in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at www.esri.com.

Esri, the Esri globe logo, GIS by Esri, ArcGIS, www.esri.com, and @esri.com are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of Esri in the United States, the European Community, or certain other jurisdictions. Other companies and products mentioned herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective trademark owners.

Press Information:
Jim Baumann, Esri
Tel.: 909-793-2853, extension 1-1807
E-mail (press only): press@esri.com
General Information: info@esri.com

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