GIS Training Resources
A variety of options exist for those seeking training in the use of GIS software.
Instructor Led training courses
The Division of Continuing Education's GIS Training Academy offers training in beginning ArcGIS software in both online and face-to-face courses. Sessions held on the UWF campus are generally intensive all-day events lasting two or three days. When offered online, training courses take place over 6 weeks. Participants earn Continuing Education credits that can be used toward GISP completion. For additional details and scheduled courses see the Division of Continuing Education GIS Training Academy. Custom training courses may be developed and offered for groups of 5 or more.
ESRI Instructor led training is available at a 40% discount from list price for faculty and staff. These training sessions are typically only available in major cities and online.
Self Paced Training
Our ESRI site license grants us unlimited access to ESRI virtual-campus software training courses. While these courses typically cost $40 -$250, UWF faculty, staff and students can be given access to many of these courses at no cost. Courses exist for beginning to advanced users and require access to ESRI software available in the GeoData Center laboratory. ESRI Training Course Catalog PDF
Books published through ESRI press such as Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop and the GIS Tutorial series contain a trial version of the software, tutorial exercises and example datasets. Copies of these books are available in our GeoSpatial Library for use in our laboratory only.
ESRI SpatiaLabs are now freely available. These exercises "are standalone activities designed to promote spatial reasoning and analysis skills" using ArcGIS software.