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Virtual GIS Resources

Our GIS staff continues to support the Clemson community in the use of Geospatial Technologies. All of our services have moved to a virtual environment. Please find below the appropriate link to each one of our services portfolio. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please fill out this form

Virtual GIS Fundamental Workshop Series

Our popular GIS Fundamentals Workshop Series will continue to be delivered online every Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 12pm.

To receive certificate of attendance for each online workshop, attendees must send assignments to the instructor by 9am one week after each workshop.

Introduction to GIS (August 25)
GIS Data Creation & Management (September 1)

Working with Tabular Data in GIS (September 8)

Basic Spatial Analysis (September 15)

Intermediate Spatial Analysis (September 22)

Introduction to Spatial Statistics (September 29)
Interactive Maps, Dashboards & Story Maps (October 6)

Field Data Collection with GIS (October 13)

Using and Visualizing LiDAR in GIS: Fundamentals and Applications (Oct 20)

GIS Analysis with High-Resolution Imagery from (October 27)

GeoAI: Machine Learning & Deep Learning with GIS (November 3)

Drones for Geospatial Applications (November 10)


Office hours are conducted by CCGT staff. They will be online to help with any questions regarding assignments, software, data, etc. 
Contact us for link to join online office hours.


  • Mondays, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Wednesdays, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Thursdays, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM



GIS Consultations

We will continue to provide effective guidance to enable our Clemson community to master geospatial technologies. Our consultants can help you with any part of your project. From software installation to data research, project management and web mapping, we can help guide your research from beginning to end. Click here to make a one-on-one virtual appointment.

GIS Consultations policies:

  • Maximum of one hour a week per person

  • Must have basic GIS knowledge or have attended workshop 1 (Introduction to GIS) of our GIS Fundamentals Series

  • Must not be related to GIS class labs. Contact your TA if you have any problems with your class assignment.

Access to ArcGIS Software Remotely

During COVID, Clemson affiliates can get access to ArcGIS software in three ways:

1. Direct Download
Clemson users can download and install ArcGIS Desktop or ArcGIS Pro in their computer at home following the instructions on this page


2. Virtual Access 

Users can access ArcGIS Desktop or ArcGIS Pro via CUapps.

3. Remote Access
Students currently enrolled in GIS courses can access computers in GIS labs through CUapps (select your GIS lab in the classrooms tab) . Those needing access to LiDAR or drone software for their research or projects, can access computers at CCGT by selecting 412 as their classroom in CUapps.

Instructions available CUapps.

Free GIS Online Training from ESRI

ESRI offers a wide variety of online trainings for free to the ESRI community. Additionally, Clemson users have access to pre-paid online training available at when they login with their Clemson ArcGIS Online account. Below is a list of other resources available:

  • Learn ArcGIS – a wonderful collection of short and focused lessons. A relatively new option is the notion of Paths, feel free to browse them. 

  • Esri MOOCs - free online classes offer a convenient, effective, and fun way to keep up with the fast-paced developments in geospatial technology. Classes are four to six weeks long and participants can study whenever they have spare time. A certificate is available upon completion.

  • Esri Academy – search web courses and explore notion of a “learning plans”.

  • ArcGIS Documentation – lots of tutorials depending on technology focus. Hiding in there are gems such as these Analytics case studies, many of which have accompanying Story Map, data, and guided workflows, for example.

  • Esri Community – you can directly ask questions, join discussions, and tap into the shared knowledge of others

  • Esri Video channel

  • Explore ArcGIS Blog and pose questions such as How can local governments respond to COVID-19.

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