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GIS: Earlham College: Starting out


NEW ESRI Student Learning Hub


Documentation and Tutorials

Training Seminars and Web Courses


1. Web browser:  Online help from Esri. New link here

2. Within ArcGIS Pro: Detail help for functions within ArcGIS Pro.

3. ArcGIS 10.6: Geographic data formats (here)


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 as search term (here). Through the heart you have access to

Introduction to GIS and Census Mapping Tutorials using Census data, from Baruch College, CUNY. 

Training Seminars

Recorded training seminars from Esri cover specific topics.  These are free, and typically are recordings of 1-hour webinars.

Training Videos

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).

Searchable interface to Web Courses. 

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.

NEW eBook: ArcGIS Pro Introduction (link)

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

Mastering ArcGIS

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

NEW ESRI Student Learning Hub

Earlham College • 801 National Road West • Richmond, Indiana 47374-4095