Esri offers a free online course on geospatial software for AEC projects

REDLANDS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Recently, there has been a strong demand for investment in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) projects with increased sustainability at national, regional and local levels. To help professionals working in these industries achieve their goals, Esrithe global leader in location intelligence technology, offers a free, four-week online course in GIS, CAD and Building Information Modeling (BIM) integrated workflows.

“Understanding the geographic context of a project allows architects and planners to optimize the design based on site topography and nearby natural and built features,” said Rafael Lucero, practice lead for the AEC and Indoor GIS at Esri. “The cost of design changes once materials have been ordered or construction has begun is significant.”

Architects, landscape architects, civil engineers, planners, construction professionals, GIS professionals and others who work on private or public sector construction and infrastructure projects will find this course most relevant, but anyone who enjoys exploring GIS technology topics are welcome to attend.

Opened September 14, Transform AEC Projects with GIS and BIM, a massive open online course (MOOC), provides a comprehensive introduction to the latest workflows powered by ArcGIS technology that help reduce costs, streamline workflow work and increase sustainability throughout the life of a project. wingspan. Available on Esri Academy (, new content will be released every Wednesday at 3:00 a.m. (PT). The self-paced course also includes full access to ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Spatial Analyst, ArcGIS 3D Analyst, ArcGIS Drone2Map software, video presentations by Esri experts, discussion forums, and hands-on software exercises.

Transform AEC projects with GIS and BIM is open to learners from all over the world. All you need to participate is an ArcGIS account, which is free and easy to create at A certificate of completion will be given to all participants who complete the course.

To learn more about the course and to register, visit

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Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS), geolocation, and mapping software, helps customers harness the power of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969 in Redlands, California, USA, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide and more than 200,000 institutions in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Africa and in the Middle East, including Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. , non-profit organizations and universities. Esri has regional offices, international distributors, and local support partners in more than 100 countries on six continents. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri designs the most innovative solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at

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