Free GIS

Find free GIS resources. Included under this category are free GIS courses, free GIS software, Free GIS data, and other useful and free GIS resources.


GIS Learning

Free QGIS Video Tutorial

Discover Spatial is offering a free five lesson QGIS video tutorial.  Aimed towards those interested in learning more about this open source GIS software, the tutorials cover the following areas: Why QGIS?, Identifying the main elements of the QGIS interface, Loading Shapefiles, Creating a map, Advanced styling techniques, Classifying vector data, Preparing a map for export & […]

GIS Learning

Free Earth Science and GIS Classroom Materials

Esri has launched a new initiative that offers free ArcGIS Online based classroom learning materials.  The first collection, called the Earth Science GeoInquiry Collection, provides fifteen web-mapping lessons for middle school students. “Earth Science GeoInquiries provide a substantial change in the way we, as educators, use mapping and geographic analysis with […]

GIS Learning, GIS Software

Free Preview of Mastering QGIS

Mastering QGIS is designed to bring users who want to go beyond the basics of QGIS to an advanced level of QGIS expertise.  The book provides step-by-step examples covering the areas of database integration, geoprocessing tools, Python scripts, advanced cartography, and custom plugins.    Mastering QGIS is written by Kurt Menke, […]

GIS Learning

Registration Open for Free GIS Course: Skills for the Digital Earth

Registration is now open for a free GIS course entitled, “Skills for the Digital Earth“.  This MOOC (massive open online course) is a four-week course offered from March 1 to March 28, 2015 which introduces how location technologies are used in society. The course is free, open, and requires no prior experience in GIS […]

GIS Learning, GIS Software

Self-Paced Introduction to QGIS Course

A new course on learning the open source GIS package, QGIS, is being offered to free via Canvas, an open-source learning management system.  The QGIS course, which is in beta, was developed by Richard Smith, an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and Kurt Menke, a GIS Specialist at Bird’s Eye View.  Students can start enrolling […]

GIS Learning

Free Introduction to GIS Course

Simon Frasier University is offering a free self-paced MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) entitled “Exploring Geographic Information Systems“: Exploring geographic information systems (GIS) is a self-paced course where participants will learn about GIS and how the technology is being used in the real world to support problem-solving and decision-making. Participants will […]