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

UCD Library GIS Guide

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Show Data on a Free World Map using ArcGIS

Free world shapefile with numerical data displayed

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.


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.

UCD School of Geography

The BSc in Social Sciences programme provides a unique opportunity for you to develop your GIS skills through a structured elective. This brochure outlines the modules available. 

For other GIS modules provided in UCD from a range of Schools please refer to the Learn GIS at UCD tab.


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.

All-Island Research Observatory (AIRO)

GIS courses are featured in the News & Events section.

YouTube - Geographic Information Systems

A collection of videos on GIS and all aspects of geographic information from the past few years.


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.

University College Cork

Higher Diploma in Geographical Information Systems

The Higher Diploma in Geographical Information Systems is a part-time course designed to give you a theoretical understanding of geographical information systems (GIS) and practical hands-on training in key GIS software. It is offered through the Adult Continuing Education programme.

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