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GIS at UCD and on the Web: Mapping and GIS tutorials & courses

UCD Library GIS Guide

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Free world shapefile with country names displayed                          Free world shapefile with numerical data displayed

Show Your Data on a Map : Google Maps

Other GIS tutorials and training

Getting started with ArcGIS 

This FREE ESRI  course provides a foundation for understanding what a geographic information system is and the possibilities it offers for discovering patterns, relationships, and trends. You will learn how GIS maps are different from other types of paper and digital maps, what makes the data used in a GIS unique, and how to use GIS software to obtain information and create meaningful maps. In interactive exercises and activities throughout the course, you will work with ArcGIS software and see how a GIS supports problem solving in many different contexts.


Digimap Collections - work with map data in GIS. Digimap have provided some exercises together with materials which can be downloaded. These include lessons on visualising, querying and analysing data.


The Geospatial Centre at the University of Waterloo in Canada has created podcasts, guides and hands-on tutorials on using GIS software and free web-mapping products for a wide range of topics such as creating simple maps, geocoding and converting shapefiles.


Creating / Editing Shapefiles in ArcGIS 10.1 (1 of 2)  (2013, Youtube Video) Created by Cloudpoint Geographics, Inc
Creating / Editing Shapefiles in ArcGIS 10.1 (2 of 2)  (2013, Youtube Video) Created by Cloudpoint Geographics, Inc


Georeferencing Tutorial using an Historical Map from the USA

Latest Courses News

GIS courses

Dublin Institute of Technology

MSc in Geographic Information Science

This programme is offered in both full-time and part-time modes. Click on the link above for further information. A brochure is also available.


Dublin Institute of Technology

Geographic Information Systems - 24 week evening course.

The aim is to provide the learner with the necessary technical, analytical and administrative expertise to beneficially employ this technology.



All-Island Research Observatory (AIRO)

GIS courses are featured in the News & Events section.



GIS courses and workshops compiled by IRLOGI

The Irish Organisation for Geographic Information (IRLOGI) is the umbrella organisation for the geographical information industry in Ireland.



YouTube - Geographic Information Systems

A wide-ranging collection of videos on GIS and all aspects of geographic information.


QGIS Tutorials and Tips

QGIS is a popular open-source GIS with advanced capabilities. Here is a series of tutorials and tips that show you how to use it to tackle common GIS problems.

Higher Diploma in Geographical Information Systems

This is an adult education part-time course run by University College Cork.