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Learning GIS

Resources for learning GIS concepts and tools, including ESRI's ArcGIS products, and QGIS.

Finding Books at UM

There are many books available through the U-M Library to help you learn GIS, including an increasing number of ebooks that can be accessed from any location.

Items can be found via U-M Library Catalog Seach, and a few searches to get you started are:

A search for GIS in all fields, sorted by year with newest items at the top.

A search for "geographic information systems", sorted by year with newest items at the top.

A search for < arcgis pro >


Published Material for Learning GIS

The GIS 20: Essential Skills

ESRI Press, 2017. Gina Clemmer.

Inspired by a poll of 500 GIS practitioners, The GIS 20: Essential Skills is an easy-to-understand guide that emphasizes 20 skills most people need to master to be successful using GIS. A quick and comprehensive introduction to GIS fundamentals, this book includes a data CD for completing the exercises. Written for professionals with no time for classroom training, The GIS 20 can be used for independent study, or an as-needed reference.