The Spring 2023 GIS workshops

Basics of Geographic Information Systems (hybrid)

Wed., February 22, 10-11AM Zoom/Morris Library, Room 200B

Jumpstart your understanding of geographic information systems (GIS), a powerful tool for mapping and analyzing spatial data, so that you can explain and display your data to a wider audience. During this workshop, learn the essential concepts of GIS, including layers, imaging and the types of software needed for GIS analysis. You will also be introduced to the Esri product stack and its licensing—including ArcGIS Pro, the desktop GIS software; and ArcGIS Online, the cloud GIS solution—and explore how it can support your research. Details and Registration

Getting Started with ArcGIS Pro (in-person only)

Wed., March 1, 4:00-5:30PM, Pearson Hall, Room 305

Meet ArcGIS Pro, the latest professional desktop geographic information systems (GIS) application from Esri. With this application, you can create 3D scenes to display, interact with and analyze your data in new ways. During this workshop, you will learn how to get started in ArcGIS Pro, symbolize and label data, perform simple queries, and create and share maps from your desktop with the assistance of instructors. Details and Registration

Getting Started with ArcGIS Online

Wed., March 8, 10:00-11:30AM, Zoom/Morris Library, Room 200B

Your research tells a story. Learn how to use ArcGIS StoryMaps, a web-mapping application from Esri, to help fill in the details. Discover how GIS can support your research, and how the ArcGIS Online platform—a robust, user-friendly, web-based mapping tool—can help explain and analyze your data. During this workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to practice using Esri’s ArcGIS Online platform with the assistance of instructors. You’ll explore how to add data to an online map and display it in a web-mapping application that can be viewed on many platforms, including web browsers, desktop map viewers and mobile devices. Details and Registration

Getting Started with ArcGIS Online Story Maps

Wed., March 15, 10:00-11:30AM, Zoom/ Morris Library, Room 200B

Discover how to present data and selected multimedia in a user-friendly geographical context. During this workshop, discover how to present data and selected multimedia in a user-friendly geographical context. You will learn how to create inspiring stories by combining interactive maps, text, images and other multimedia content. Details and Registration 

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

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.