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 Academy

[Formerly known as Virtual Campus and E-Learning]

Unlimited web-based GIS training courses are available to NCSU affiliates at no charge through an ArcGIS Online account.  Non NCSU affiliates may have full access through your own license -- but if not, Esri offers many of the introductory courses for free to anyone.

To begin, 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.

Once your ArcGIS Online accout is activated for E-Learning, you may go to Esri's Training website at any time and choose the online courses you wish to take. On the website, choose "Catalog" to begin searching.  Choose the Format you prefer in the Formats section.  Instructor-led courses are not free under our site license. 

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

Open Source Software

If you want to learn or are using QGIS, it is well documented on their website here.  Additionally, Boundless has many free or inexpensive eLearning web courses for QGIS and other open source software in their Boundless Connect site.

Videos

YouTube sites worth mentioning for videos:

Esri Channel - look for Technical Workshops and other events that provide a lot of instruction.  PDF versions of slides are archived here.

NC GIS Conference - Recordings from conference presentations.

FOSS4G - Numerous channels of videos from "Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial" events.

 

In-Person Classroom Training

NCSU's ITRE offers many classroom based courses at their facility on Centennial Campus.  See course listing and schedule.

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.