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Geographic Information System (GIS) and Digital Scholarship Research: Learning Resources

Learn ArcGIS in Videos

ArcGIS Pro Quick-Start Tutorials


Esri, the developer of ArcGIS Pro, has created a YouTube channel for users to learn the software. Not only tutorials of ArcGIS Pro, this channel has various contents on ArcGIS such as Smart Mapping, Story Maps, and more. Beside watching videos, Esri also provides step-by-step tutorial online.

ArcGIS10 Basics

Institute for Resource Information Sciences (IRIS), Cornell University

Date: 2012.03.23
Content: This video series were made by Institute for Resource Information Sciences (IRIS), Cornell University, giving a preliminary introduction to the basics function of ArcGIS.

Introduction to ArcGIS 10​

Sabber Foundation, Jahangirnagar University

Date: 2012.10.26
Content: These are lecture series from SabberFoundation, lectured by Md. Sabber Ahamed, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh, on some in-depth GIS functions, such as import and export excel data, georeferencing and spatial analysis.

Online Learning Resources

MOOC courses:

  • Map Your World With GIS
    The online course is offered by UC Davis in partnership with ArcGIS developer Esri as a free course for people who want learn about GIS.
  • Esri's MOOC Program
    Esri's MOOCs offer free online classes on the latest development of the ArcGIS system. Those classes are available day and night, taking around a few hours every week. After completing the course, a certificate would be presented.

Simple map creating guides for grass-root organizations and media (in Chinese):

Dr. Leung Kai Chi who is teaching infographics in School of Journalism and Communication in The Chinese University of Hong Kong has written the following guides for newbies in creating maps (in Chinese):

Books in CUHK Library

Beginner's Guide to Google Earth Pro