GIS Tutorials: Free Online Course

List of links to free Geographic Information System courses. Most come with download-able exercise data. Others include videos, podcast, note, and PowerPoint.

- Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) by Harvard University. Contains video and exercises.

- Introduction to Geographic Information Systems and Science by US Geological Survey. Originally a credited course at Sinte Gleska University, this free online course offers complete access to course notes, laboratory exercises, tests, and assignment.

 - ESRI free ArcGIS training by ESRI. Leader of Geographic information system (GIS) technology with their ArcView and ArcGIS softwares, ESRI offers over 200 free Live Training Seminars and Web Courses.

- ESRI Instructional Series Podcasts by ESRI. Includes almost 60 free download-able podcasts from Beginner to Advance levels of ArcGIS.

- Geographic Information System Development Guides by the New York State Archives. Describes how local government officials (managers, planners) can develop and implement successful geographic information systems.

More to come at this site. Please free to add links on comments.


  1. But would be nice if you include more options than the four ones listed here.
    Best wishes...!!

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  3. Great!! :D Many useful tutorials. Thanks

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