Get help with GIS or remote sensing at IU

UITS Geographic Information System (GIS) Services provides access to GIS and remote sensing software, and technical support to users. For technical support or questions about GIS and remote sensing software across all IU campuses, contact UITS GIS Services.

Several online sources of GIS-related information are available to IU students, faculty, staff:

  • IU Knowledge Base: Contains numerous articles related to GIS and remote sensing, including articles on software installation, GIS training, geoprocessing, managing dataset tables, and spatial data resources.
  • IUCAT (IU's Online Library Catalog): Provides access to a wealth of free tutorials, training guides, software documentation, CDs, and DVDs. To locate GIS- and remote sensing-related documentation and media, log into IUCAT, and then enter your search terms in the "keywords anywhere" field. For example, to see Esri information, enter Esri or ArcGIS.
  • GIS Training: Information about GIS and remote sensing training at IU
  • GIS Services: Information about GIS at the IU Libraries

Several helpful resources are available online from Esri, developers of ArcGIS products:

  • Esri Technical Support: This is the best resource for questions about ArcGIS software. Enter your error message or the keywords of your problem in the search box. Look for answers in discussion forums, mailing lists, white papers, and help menus.
  • Learn ArcGIS: Learn to use ArcGIS software with guided lessons based on real-world problems.
  • ArcGIS tutorials: Learn to perform common tasks in ArcGIS. If you installed ArcGIS for Desktop on your workstation, the PDF tutorials were installed by default in c:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop<version>\Documentation.
    Note:
    To work through the ArcGIS for Desktop tutorials, you need to install or have write access to the tutorial data from the ArcGIS for Desktop Tutorial Data setup (available from IUware). Once installed, the exercise data should be available on your workstation at c:\arcgis\ArcTutor.
  • GeoNet discussion forums: Connect and collaborate with Esri customers, partners, and staff, and others in the GIS and geospatial professional community.
  • Esri Press book store: Purchase hard-copy manuals and Esri Press books. Instructors may request free desk copies to evaluate books for course adoption.

Additionally, UITS GIS Services maintains several mailing lists for distributing GIS and remote sensing news, software update notices, training announcements, and general user information:

  • gis-users-l: Announcement-only list for news, software updates, and notices about GIS and remote sensing at IU
  • isdp_users-l: Announcement-only list for updates about spatial datasets available from the Indiana Spatial Data Portal and other GIS-related news
  • gis-day-l: Discussion list for planning and promoting activities and related events for GIS Day at IU

Archives for these lists are available via IU List; log in with your IU List password, select the list you want, and then click Archive.

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Last modified on 2020-09-01 12:57:56.

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