Whatever you teach and however you teach it, maps and apps communicate it better! A 12-year-old who learns to operate a drone at one of our camps this summer may design the next advances in GIS technology. A 17-year-old who learns the connection between mapping and microenterprise may be the next Bill Gates. We’re here to create those possibilities.
- Fran Harvey, Founder and Director of GGI

MAPS & APPS – Maps & Apps is a summer camp for students aged 11-17 to introduce students to the field of technology in a fun way (drones). The week-long camp (Monday-Thursday) costs $250 per child and runs from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The camp locations include Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Lafayette, New Orleans, West Feliciana, and St. Tammany.

INTERNATIONAL GIS DAY – Annually more than 100 to 200 students from throughout Baton Rouge are invited to learn about GIS. The GeoMentors (professionals working as GIS Analysts), lead groups of students through three educational, hands-on activities which include built your own story map, collection of inventory data using smart phones and creating a national geographic map which offers spatial thinking through kinetic learning.

ANNUAL MAP COMPETITION - This competition is open annually to high school (grades 9-12) and middle school students (grades 4-8) in the U.S who can analyze, interpret, and present data via an ArcGIS Online presentation, web app, or story map.  READ MORE

MIGHTY MAPS INSTITUTE – A core foundational professional development service to teach educators how to utilize the ArcGIS technology platform. GGI provides coaching, materials and resources to educators on a district wide level to reach critical mass.


  • 1-hour workshop or 4-hour workshop


  • 1 to 1 Coaching for Educators
  • Map Your Campus Field Trips