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Student, Faculty, and Staff Resources

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The following tabs provide training, technology, and other helpful resources that are accessible to anyone with a UIC NetID:

UDVL Help Desk

Students registered in US 261, US 361, UPP 458/459, or UPP 461/2, and students using GIS in their coursework, research, or projects are welcome to attend UDVL’s GIS help desk hours for support in class assignments, final projects, Master’s projects or dissertations. Find out more here.

UIC Library

Benjamin Aldred, the CUPPA librarian affiliate, has compiled a few training resources found on the library website. Students may contact him for assistance if needed.

ESRI Academy

ESRI Academy – UIC students, faculty, and staff can sign up for free ESRI GIS Software Courses Online because of UIC’s campus-wide site license with ESRI — one of the principal producers of geographic information systems (GIS) software.

UDVL Designed Training Materials

How to access ArcGIS at UIC

Michael Minn’s Geospatial Visualization Tutorials – Teaching Assistant Professor Michael Minn in the Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science at UIUC has compiled an extensive list of tutorials he has created in geospatial visualization. It includes tutorials on ESRI products, Python, R, Google Earth, and various data capturing, methodology, and best practices in relation to geospatial visualization.

Technology Resources

Virtual Computer Lab
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UIC Webstore
UIC LibraryBenjamin Aldred, our CUPPA librarian, can provide resources and assistance when it comes to GIS technology. He has compiled a helpful list of GIS resources.

Requesting a Course Waiver

Students who have significant previous graduate-level training in GIS may be eligible for a course waiver of the required core GIS course (UPP 461) if they demonstrate a) mastery of course concepts and b) experience working independently on spatial analysis, visualization, and/or spatial data management projects. Find out more here.