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 Friday from 9am to 12pm.

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

Introduction to GIS (Aug 27)
GIS Data Creation & Management (Sept 9)

Working with Tabular Data in GIS (Sept 10)

Basic Spatial Analysis (Sept 17)

Intermediate Spatial Analysis (Sept 24)

Introduction to Spatial Statistics (Oct 1)
Cloud Mapping & Story Maps (Oct 8)

Field Data Collection with GIS (Oct 22)

Data Visualization & Analytics with Tableau (Oct 29)

This workshop will follow a flipped classroom format where students will watch on their own time the pre-recorded lectures and exercises. Then they will attend one or two of the optional Q&A sessions to bring up any issues, questions, or comments. 

Recorded lessons:

Q&A Zoom Session:

October 29, 9:00 AM Eastern Time

3D LiDAR Applications in GIS (Nov 5)

Introduction to Drones for Mapping (Nov 12)


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.

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 My Clemson Apps

3. Remote Access
Students currently enrolled in GIS courses can access computers in GIS labs through My Clemson Apps (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 My Clemson Apps.

Instructions available here.

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:

Esri Press books will be available through the VitalSource Helps program starting on Monday, March 23. Students will need to log into the Bookshelf app (, not go through the Store.

Students will have access to up to 7 titles of their choice (from any publisher, but a total of 7 titles)

Students have to sign up with VitalSource and access e-books through Bookshelf using their school-assigned email.

Access is provided through May 25, 2020. After that, the e-book(s) will disappear from their Bookshelf library. Notes will still be downloadable.

FAQ for students/educators is here: