Esri EDC

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The ESRI Development Center (EDC) program is an initiative by ESRI to support university departments with outstanding teaching and research in the GIS area. The Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation (IKG) at ETH Zurich is the only EDC in Switzerland (since 2012). The EDC at IKG is implemented as essential part in research and teaching by the students and employees to establish strong ties between research and industry. This is achieved by the close cooperation of Esri Inc., Esri Switzerland and the Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation.

Special Resources

  • Esri training courses for employees and students
  • Licence for Esri ArcGIS for Desktop on private computers of student (ArcGIS Desktop)
  • Request for
  • Additional technical support
  • Contact and direct project support by Esri developers and consultants
  • Tickets for the Esri Developer Summit
  • Annual EDC student of the year award for outstanding student achievements at IKG


  • Support of students with software, consulting and training courses
  • Promote multidisciplinary collaborations within the ETH Zurich and beyond
  • Leverage innovative GIS development in education and research
  • Enhance transfer of technology and knowledge between research and industry


Several working groups are involved in GIS related development and research. Together with the EDC, three main focuses have been established:

  • Mobility and GIS
  • Location-based mobile Learning
  • GIS for Renewable Energy


Projects running with ArcGIS




Christian Sailer

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