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Learning GIS

There are hundreds of tutorials on the Internet for all different levels and topics of GIS needs. This guide suggests a number of GIS tutorials for various topics and software.

UH students, faculty, and researchers can request a UH Esri Training Account to access Esri's self-paced e-learning catalog — online videos, training materials, and study plans. If you are new to ArcGIS, we highly recommend starting with some of the basic tutorials that introduce the ArcGIS line of products such as GIS Basics, ArcGIS Pro Basics, and Getting Started with Spatial Analysis.


GIS Overview

Understanding GIS Data

Coordinate Systems and Map Projections


Map Design and Visualization

Spatial Analysis

Online Tutorials and Courses


Esri Academy (ArcGIS)

There are many online classes on a wide range of topics that are free to UH students, faculty, and staff.



Assorted Courses and Tutorials