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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 Friday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

To receive certificate of attendance for each online workshop, attendees must send assignments to the instructor by 1 pm before the next workshop.

Introduction to GIS (May 14)
GIS Data Creation & Management (May 17)

Working with Tabular Data in GIS (May 21)

Basic Spatial Analysis (May 24)

Intermediate Spatial Analysis (May 28)

Introduction to Spatial Statistics (May 31)
Interactive Maps, Dashboards & Story Maps (June 4)

Field Data Collection with GIS (June 7)

Using and Visualizing LiDAR in GIS: Fundamentals and Applications (June 11)

GIS Analysis with High-Resolution Imagery from (June 14)

GeoAI: Machine Learning & Deep Learning with GIS (June 18)

Drones for Geospatial Applications (June 21)


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, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Wednesdays, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Thursdays, 11:00 AM - 12:00 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 two ways:

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


2. Virtual Access 

Students currently enrolled in GIS courses can access ArcGIS Pro via CUapps. Please contact your GIS instructor to get access.

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.

GIS Education Resources

Below is a list of useful GIS Education Resources:

  • GIS Education Guide - Streamline your search for the best GIS degrees & certificate programs in the USA with

  • GIS&T Body of Knowledge - Great documentation on the domain of geographic information science and its associated technologies (GIS&T)

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