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Global Geographic Information Systems

Getting Started with a GIS

What is a GIS?

What is ArcView?

Tutorial Sources

  • "What is a GIS?" page contains text which is displayed at the following USGS website. The text was reformatted to best meet the needs of Global GIS users.
  • The "What is ArcView?" section contains a mixture of the ESRI Virtual Campus course Introduction to ArcView GIS and pages created at USGS for this CD series.  The pages written by ESRI contain copyrighted text and images.  We would like to thank ESRI for allowing us to use their online course as a resource. To gain access to the full course and other free valuable courses please visit the ESRI Virtual Campus site
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