Sign up for a free online tutorial from ESRI, producer of the ArcGIS software:
Just create a free online account and go to this free 9 hour course.
Course description from website: This course provides a foundation for understanding what a geographic information system is and the possibilities it offers for discovering patterns, relationships, and trends.
For a full list of free ESRI courses go to the ESRI Training Catalog
Full text links for the BC Community.
Boston College supports the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in teaching, research and administrative projects. GIS is a database management system for capture, storage, retrieval, analysis, and display of spatial data and related information.
To request a GIS class presentation or GIS consultation for a research project contact:
The GIS Team will work with faculty members to customize GIS integration into courses and support research projects. Support includes identifying GIS data, assistance in developing maps for course material, overview and demonstration of ArcGIS software and hands on workshops for smaller groups of students.