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This guide is a space for all spatial data and GIS information at UNLV.

What is ArcGIS?

ArcGIS is a GIS software developed by ESRI, an American multinational GIS company headquartered in Redland, California. It is the leading GIS software that operates on desktop, server, and mobile platforms. ArcGIS has dozens of products but below are the most popular products.

ArcGIS Online

Cloud-based software to create and share interactive web maps.

ArcGIS Pro

World's leading GIS desktop application.

ArcGIS StoryMaps

Digital storytelling tool which combines maps with text, photos, and videos to create an interactive narrative that's easy to publish and share.

ArcGIS Field Maps

All-in-one app for mobile work.

Below is a list of UNLV Libraries ArcGIS asynchronous resources.

Below is a list of our favorite ESRI technical asynchronous resources.

You can get online training via ESRI's training website - just create a free account.

For Beginners

For Intermediate GIS Users

For Advanced GIS Users

Most of the training is free, but if you need access to advanced courses request access from UNLV OIT

ArcGIS License Information

To access majority of ArcGIS products and tools, you will need to request an educational license from OIT. View more information about ArcGIS licenses from the OIT Software Directory.

ArcGIS Book Recommendations

Switching to ArcGIS from ArcMap, second edition

The concise yet comprehensive source for bringing existing ArcMap users up to speed with ArcGIS Pro. Updated and tested against ArcGIS Pro 2.9, this book introduces experienced ArcMap users to the ribbons, panes, and project-based structure of ArcGIS Pro.

ArcGIS for Environmental and Water Issues

This textbook is a step-by-step tutorial on the applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in environmental and water resource issues. It provide information about GIS and its applications, specifically using the most advanced ESRI GIS technology and its extensions.

GIS Software Locations

GIS Software Locations

Click one of the links below to find out where to access GIS software.

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