HELP for Conservation, Science & Activism
A large variety of GIS tips, technlogies and tools are used by activists, organizers, scientists and citizens worldwide. Here are links to some of the best.
The best source for learning how to use a GIS is still the original documentation for ArcGIS, now available free online at the ArcGIS Help Library. The Essentials Library provides an introduction to GIS and ArcGIS. These topics provide a foundation for using ArcGIS in your daily work. Essentials topics are directed at all audiences and are useful for users who are new to GIS or ArcGIS. This library is also very helpful for seasoned ArcGIS users.
The Professional Library provides comprehensive help topics for GIS professionals and covers many of the most common GIS workflows.
Good Starting points are:
What is ArcGIS Desktop 10?
ArcGIS 10 tutorials
Getting Started with ArcGIS 10
You'll find great GIS Podcasts here and Instructional Podcasts here.
Support & Advice
: Sources of technical help and advice.
: Funding Sources, Donors & NGO Support.
: The Conservation Starter Kit Course Info
: Links to online and free sources of GIS data
: Lists and search tools for finding conservation GIS on the web.
: Sources of specialized training and online courses in Conservation Geography.
Charles Convis, ecp2 at esri dot com
ESRI Conservation Program
380 New York St., Redlands, CA, 92373
tel: 909-793-2853 x2488
Lucy Chege-Waruingi assists Marinda Convis with the basics of field conservation geography