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
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): 47–65.
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): 591—GIS 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.