All Spring semester workshops are complete—check back in August for the Fall workshop lineup.

GIS Workshops

Research computing regularly schedules and coordinates GIS workshops with the UD Library, Delaware Geological Survey (DGS), Esri, etc for members of the UD community who wish to learn more about a particular aspect of GIS. If you have topics that you would like to be presented in the GIS Workshops series, submit your ideas to

Recent workshops

  • Basics of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Making the Leap: Transitioning from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro
  • Next Steps with ArcGIS Online: Exploring and Choosing the Right App Started
  • Getting started with ArcGIS Pro
  • Getting Started with ArcGIS Online
  • Creating and Sharing Your Data with ArcGIS Online Story Maps
  • Creating Real-Time Dashboards: Good Looking Apps Made Easy
  • Researching and Exporting Data with PolicyMap
  • Digital Scholarship Method Series: Introduction to Data Collection

UD-GIS Community Group

The UD-GIS community group has taken different forms at different times, according to community involvement. If you are interested in participating in a UD-GIS meet up, please join UD-GIS Google Group.

Esri e-Learning

The University of Delaware maintains a site license with Esri, the makers of ArcGIS. As part of this site license, UD faculty/staff/grant supported student that pay for an Esri license and any UD student may take any GIS technology classes at Esri e-Learning at no cost. These courses are a great way to get started with GIS or learn a new aspect of ArcGIS or even general GIS fundamentals. Send a request to if you would like access to Esri e-learning. (If you are requesting for a UD course the email should include a list of UDel email addresses for all students in the class.)

University Classes

A number of departments at UD offer courses focused on or touching on geospatial knowledge.

Fundamentals Classes

  • Introduction to GIS (GEOG372)
  • GIS in Natural Resource Management (APEC480)
  • Geographic Information Systems and Science (GEOG670)
  • Advanced GIS (GEOG471/671)

GIS Topics Classes

  • Select Technical Topics: Python Scripting, LIDAR & Hyperspectral, etc. (GEOG473)

Classes Where GIS is Applied

GIS LearnIT Express Sessions

These quick videos highlight a particular technology or technique, to fast forward your learning

  • Creating and Sharing Your Data with ArcGIS Online Story Maps Discover how to present data and selected multimedia in a user-friendly geographical context. You will learn how to create a multifaceted map by combining maps with images, text and other multimedia, and how to link multimedia files to their geographic coordinates.