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 for Geoinformatics (ifgi) at the University of Münster got the first EDC in Germany in 2009 (see arcaktuell article 2/2010) . One of the main pillars of this cooperation is the „Geospatial Learning@Primary School“ – initiative.
The focus of spatial learning is one important part of research, teaching and cooperation at the ifgi since some years. The research initiative „GeospatialLearning@PrimarySchool in cooperation with esri develops systems that can be used to foster spatial learning of children, starting at the age of primary school. This development is strongly intercultural and multi-platform based. (Read the full article in english or german)