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 Training online courses.
ArcGIS tutorials are included with the software. If you have ArcGIS installed on your computer, look in C:\arcgis\ArcTutor. Instructions are in the Tutorial_Docs folder. Movies and tutorial documentation are available at ArcGIS Tutorials. To get started with ArcMap, check out:
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.
GIS short courses are taught periodically in the Davis Library Research Hub. The uncgis email listserv is used to publicize these training opportunities. The list is also used to share employment opportunities and spatial data resources. If you would like to be added to the email list, subscribe here.
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Have a question? There are tons of forums to help with common problems:
Select the features you want to include using select by location, or select by attributes and then export the features to a new shapefile or feature class. Only the selected features will be included in the export.
Use the clip tool in ArcToolbox.