New Esri Book Introduces Young Readers to Spatial Thinking

Geographic Concepts Are Conveyed through South American Adventure Story

REDLANDS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced the publication of The Locators: Adventure in South America.

Written by three members of the Esri staff, The Locators follows two kids, Lucy and Oliver, and their pet, Moe the Parrot, as they solve problems in the world using maps, technology, and spatial thinking. The Locators, as they’re called, are determined to help those who need it. After crash landing in the Amazon during their first mission, the three embark on an adventure through South America to find and protect several critically endangered species. From rockslides in the Andes mountains to volcano eruptions in the Galapagos Islands, the Locators experience all manner of geographic excitement as they rush to complete their mission in time.

Using different color maps and clues, readers can help the Locators on each step of their journey by completing the illustrated activity at the end of each chapter. This hands-on approach encourages critical and spatial thinking while also reinforcing reading comprehension and vocabulary.

Full of fun, full-color illustrations, activities, and tons of facts about endangered species, habitats, and more, this adventure keeps kids interested and makes learning easy. At the end of the story, readers can get their own Locator member ID number and become part of the team of adventurers.

The Locators is available in print (ISBN: 9781589484986, 120 pages, US$12.99) and as an ebook (ISBN: 9781589485839, US$12.99). Both editions can be obtained from most online retailers worldwide. The print edition is also available for purchase from Esri by calling 1-800-447-9778. If outside the United States, visit for complete ordering options, or visit to contact your local Esri distributor. Interested retailers can contact Esri Press book distributor Ingram Publisher Services.

About Esri

Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, helps customers unlock the full potential 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 globally and in over 200,000 institutions in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, nonprofits, and universities. Esri has regional offices, international distributors, and partners providing local support in over 100 countries on six continents. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most innovative solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at

Copyright © 2021 Esri. All rights reserved. Esri, the Esri globe logo, The Science of Where,, and are trademarks, service marks, or registered marks of Esri in the United States, the European Community, or certain other jurisdictions. Other companies and products or services mentioned herein may be trademarks, service marks, or registered marks of their respective mark owners.


Jo Ann Pruchniewski

Public Relations, Esri

Mobile: 301-693-2643


error: Content is protected !!