Documentation and Tutorials
Training Seminars and Web Courses
2. Within ArcGIS: Pull down the Help menu or press the F1 key to access local on-line help in the Windows Help interface.
3. Windows Start Menu: Access Help directly from a choice in the ArcGIS folder (without opening ArcGIS first).
1. Web browser: Tutorial instructions from the Esri website.
2. Within ArcGIS Help (see left column): expand "Essentials Library" and then "Getting Started with ArcGIS Desktop.”
3rd Party Tutorials
ArcGIS Introductory Tutorial, University of Arkansas Libraries: A nice intro for social science users, focusing on vector data, but getting dated (based on v. 9.2).
Introduction to GIS and Census Mapping Tutorials using Census data, from Baruch College, CUNY.
Recorded training seminars from Esri cover specific topics. These are free, and typically are recordings of 1-hour webinars.
These free videos are typically just a few minutes long, and cover a range of specific how-to topics for ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS online, and for several of the desktop extensions and special applications.
Web Courses (Esri Virtual Campus)
(Earlham affiliates only - contact Tom Steffes)
These online courses (which don’t require separate data) provide training in a wide variety of ArcGIS applications (more in-depth than Training Seminars; more choices than tutorials).
To obtain the access code. Tutorials consist of one or more 3-hour modules, and the time to take one is estimated from 3 hours up to 21 or more hours total, depending on the topic.
The following books are available from Jose's personal library.
GIS tutorial 1 : basic workbook
GIS tutorial 2 : spatial analysis workbook
GIS tutorial 3: advanced workbook
Getting to know ArcGIS desktop
The GIS 20 : essential skills
The people's guide to spatial thinking
Understanding Place: GIS and mapping across the curriculum
Community Geography: GIS in Action
Understanding GIS: An ArcGIS Project Workbook
The Spatial Humanities: GIS and the future of humanities scholarship
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