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Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Training Resources

This guide helps you get started learning about GIS and how to find geospatial data.

Esri Web Courses

​To learn more about how to use Esri's ArcGIS software suite, online self-guided tutorials are available through the Esri Virtual Campus. Courses are free for UBC students, faculty and staff.

List of Courses

Please contact jerry.maedel@ubc.ca via e-mail to have him set you up with an organizational Esri account. Then you will be able to self-register for a course. Only web courses authored by Esri (top left in the catalog description) are available to us for free.

Esri Technical Videos

Each year at the ESRI International Conference, the in-depth technical sessions are recorded and made available afterwards. You can download them directly from the Geomatics website using your UBC computer (or by using VPN from off-campus).

Technical Videos

GIS Books with Tutorials