GIS References and Data Links

GIS how-to\’s, discussion boards, etc.

  • ESRI Resource Center: Home of ESRI desktop help, blogs and user forums. Great starting point for troubleshooting.
  • ESRI Training: Online tutorials and information on classes offered around the country. Some cost may apply.
  • ESRI User Forums: Online user forum for asking questions and troubleshooting problems with ESRI technical support staff and community experts.
  • GeoCommunity: Portal for geospatial technologies.
  • Geo-Spatial Training Services: Offers a wide-range of training services and classes in ArcGIS, Google Earth and Google Maps, and other programs.
  • GISCafe: GIS news,downloads, tutorials, webinars, publications, etc.
  • GIS Lounge: GIS user community with helpful information, downloads, and other resources for beginners and advanced users.
  • GIS User: GIS-related news, data, and articles.
  • What UTM Zone Am I In?: Great interactive map for finding your UTM zone.

University GIS sites


Other universities

Programs, plugins, and extensions

Data sources

Local, regional and national GIS organizations

  • ArcComp-L: Computation Archaeology Listserv. Send message \”message SUB ARCHCOMP-L YourFirstName YourLastName\” to in order to join.
  • Tennessee Geographical Information Council: A non-profit group of GIS users in the state of Tennessee. The organization hosts local user group meeting and an annual conference.

Tips and tools for designing maps for presentation and publication

GIS, Geospatial and Cartography Blogs

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