Skip to main content

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

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

Online Mapping Tools

Here are some guides to help you discover and learn about tools that can help you make online maps:

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 via e-mail to have her 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