Learning Resources for GIS

General GIS Concepts and Techniques

GIS dictionaries and glossaries: https://support.esri.com/en/other-resources/gis-dictionary

Free Online GIS books from the Open Textbook Library
MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)
OpenCourseWare – Free GIS Courses from Universities
Esri Products
  • Esri Academy: https://www.esri.com/training/
    • Esri provides a great deal of learning material for ArcGIS and other Esri products, including web courses, massive open online courses (MOOCs), training seminars, videos and hands-on lessons. Courses range from beginner to advanced and can be completed on your own time and at your own pace. Courses come with a certificate of completion and expire one year from the date of enrollment. Some resources are freely available, while others require access credentials. 
    • Courses that are marked as free can be accessed by signing in using a Esri public account (create one for free). Some of the courses that require a subscription are available for free to UWindsor faculty, staff and students. Contact the Esri University Site License Manager, Ms. Alice Grgicak-Mannion, to request access to those courses. 
  • Esri Learn ArcGIS: https://learn-arcgis-learngis.hub.arcgis.com
    • Provides story-driven exercises and activities to teach GIS to new or advanced users.
  • ArcGIS Knowledge Base: https://support.esri.com/en/knowledge-base
    • Browse or search for authoritative content such as technical articles and white papers for a specific product.
  • Documentation for ArcGIS: https://doc.arcgis.com/en/
    • Provides unified access to online documentation for a wide range of Esri products. 

QGIS Documentation: https://www.qgis.org/en/docs/index.html
QGIS Training Manual: https://docs.qgis.org/2.8/en/docs/training_manual/
QGIS Tutorials and Tips: http://www.qgistutorials.com/en/#qgis-tutorials-and-tips
ArcGIS and QGIS Comparison: https://gisgeography.com/qgis-arcgis-differences/

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