ArcGIS is an integrated collection of GIS software products that offer a standards-based platform for spatial analysis, data management, and mapping.

For an overview of ArcGIS and various products, visit:


For additional documentation for ArcGIS, visit

For general help with ArcGIS software, visit

Useful Articles

Batcheller, J. K., B. M. Gittings, and S. Dowers. 2007. Research Article: The Performance of Vector Oriented Data Storage Strategies in ESRI’s ArcGIS. Transactions in GIS 11(1): 4765.

Book Review2008. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 74(2): 153.

Darsow, A., M.-T. Schafmeister, and T. Hofmann. 2009. An ArcGIS® Approach to Include Tectonic Structures in Point Data Regionalization. Ground Water 47(4): 591GIS Concepts and ArcGIS Methods. The Journal of Geography 103(6): 271.

For technical articles related to ArcGIS, visit

Courses and Tutorials in ArcGIS

For a listing of live training seminars offered by ESRI, see

University campuses and other organizations have often negotiated ESRI Site Licenses that provide access to ArcGIS. It is worth checking with your local institutional IT or computer accounts offices about access to ArcGIS as well as places such as the library and with academic departments such as Geography, Anthropology, Earth Science, Agricultural Science Urban Planning and Public Health.