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GIS (Geographic Information Systems): Training

This guide covers resources and tools helpful for people interested in GIS.

On Campus Training Resources

Regular on campus workshops are available at no cost to UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty through the GIF, the D-Lab, and the Library. Check the following calendars for upcoming workshops and events:

Learning ArcGIS

Online Training

How to Access

  1. Go to in order to activate your ArcGIS Online account and access to Esri's E-Learning materials. You can use your Calnet id and password to sign in.*
  2. Access web-based training materials through Esri E-Learning (Virtual Campus). (Note that our license gives us access to E-learning resources, but not Instructor-Led courses.) 
  3. When you are prompted to login, look for the box/button that says "Enterprise Login" and click on it.
  4. In the next page where it asks for your organization's URL, fill in the box so that the url reads and click continue. You should then be prompted to sign in with your Calnet information.

* If you activated your ArcGIS Online account prior to 2020 access to Esri's E-Learning materials needs to be manually turned on. To request this:

  1. Submit the Virtual Campus Request form.
  2. Your information will be sent to the GIS & Map Librarian, who will enable your access to Esri's training materials within three working days.

UCB Library GIS Workshop Materials

Georeferencing with QGIS

Workshop materials and guide for how to use QGIS to georeference a scanned map.

Georeferencing with ArcMap

Workshop materials and guide for how to use ArcMap to georeference a scanned map.

GIS Tutorials from Around the Web

Learning QGIS

Learning R for Mapping & Spatial Analysis