Training, guides, and documentation on ArcGIS, QGIS, and Google Earth tools
ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap) and more
Training modules produced by ESRI, include self-paced courses, seminars, videos, and other resources covering a variety of ArcGIS topics and tools. Suggested Courses to “Get Started: Get Started with ArcMap (3 hours), ArcGIS Online Basics (1.5 hours), and Getting Started with ArcGIS Pro (5.5 hours). The Lesson Gallery includes quick lessons that approach GIS learning from a variety of topical applications such as environment, health, humanities, public safety, etc.
Explore the manual for using QGIS software and QGIS tutorials and tips on the overview, basic GIS operations, intermediate GIS operations, advanced GIS operations, network analysis, python scripting (PyQGIS), and web mapping.
Learn the basics about Google Earth. Explore advanced training tutorials on Google Earth platform that include: creating a map or story in Google Earth Web, annotating google earth desktop, importing geography information systems (gis) data in google earth desktop, mapping from a Google spreadsheet, and adding legends, logos, or banners to google earth desktop with screen overlays.
A number of free online GIS courses are available through COURSERA and Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) and OER’s initiative. The former includes 49 courses that relate to GIS skills. The latter provides resources for free-of-charge under the Creative Commons License. Suggested PSU courses: GIS Analysis and Design (GEOG 468), Exploring Imagery and Elevation Data in GIS applications (GEOG 480), Making Maps that Matter with GIS (GEOG 482).