GIS Training and Learning

Below are recommended ways to learn about GIS and geospatial technology available to NCSU affiliates.  

Library Workshops

Librarians regularly offer GIS-related workshops.  Go here and search within the various workshop categories for what may interest you.

NCSU GIS Courses

Listing of courses offered through the Center for Geospatial Analytics.

Esri E-Learning

Unlimited E-Learning Training (formerly known as Virtual Campus) online GIS training courses are available to NCSU affiliates at no charge.

Click this image to see important components of the Esri Training Site.

To access E-Learning, you must have an ArcGIS Online account that has "Esri Access" enabled.  When you request an ArcGIS Online account from OIT, they will automatically enable Esri access.  If your current ArcGIS Online account does not currently have Esri access enabled, request activation via email to software@ncsu.edu.

A course labeled as FREE does not require using an ArcGIS Online account, but you might as well request access anyway for future courses you may want to take.

Once your ArcGIS Online accout is activated for E-Learning, you may go to Esri Training at any time and choose the online courses you wish to take. In the Catalog search, under the Learning Formats filter, choose "E-Learning." If you are successfully activated, each course will display an unlocked padlock icon.

If you have further questions about E-Learning, please contact Data Services.

Lynda.com

Lynda.com has excellent online tutorial videos on a wide range of technology topics, including GIS and related software.  These courses and videos are highly recommend.  Lynda.com details | How to log in

QGIS

If you want to learn or are using QGIS, it is well documented on their website here.

Others

The NCSU Libraries has many books and journals on GIS topics you can find by searching our catalog.  Sites for help with specific issues include stackexchange, GeoNet, and many blogs and twitter feeds.

The Esri GIS Bibliography indexes the contents of many conference proceedings, printed articles, and publications, and is a great place to search for literature and research on geospatial topics.