GIS & Data Services Software Guide: GIS Training

This guide provides information on how to access and use GIS and Statistics software. Much of this information is about licensed products, therefore it is geared towards current affiliates of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Online GIS Training Available to UNC-CH Affiliates

UNC at Chapel Hill has a site license for Esri products, maintained by Software Acquisitions. Through this site license, UNC at Chapel Hill affiliates (current faculty, staff, and students) have free access to many Esri Virtual Campus online courses.

How to Enroll in the Esri Virtual Campus Courses

UNC at Chapel Hill affiliates should email one of our GIS Librarians with the following information:

You will receive a course access code via email. Once you have received the course access code, go to Esri Training. Follow the "My Training" link, then the "My Virtual Campus Training" link. If you already have an Esri global account, sign in with your member login and password. If not, click "Create new account" and complete the form to create a new Esri global account. There is no fee to join.

The courses are online, but to complete course exercises, you will need access to ArcGIS software. See the Software page for information on GIS software availability.

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Classroom GIS Training

GIS Librarians teach short courses periodically.  Sign up for the uncgis listserv to find out about upcoming training and events, employment opportunities, and spatial data resources.