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EIU GIScience Center

(updated July 2021)

ESRI Training Courses

Guide for EIU Students


As an EIU student you have access to a number of short "maintenance" training courses from ESRI, the maker of ArcGIS Pro software. Training courses typically take just a few hours and introduce basic GIS concepts and functionality. 

To get started with ESRI Training:

  1. Ask your instructor or adviser to create an EIU organization-specific account for you with
  2. Navigate to
  3. Click "Sign In"
    1. Select "Your ArcGIS organization's URL"
    2. Enter "eiu" into the text box that appears. The full URL should read ""
    3. Click on the blue button that says "Eastern Illinois University"
    4. Enter your EIU netID and password
  4. Click Course Catalog

Recommended Courses (for beginners):

  1. GIS Basics 2 hrs 35 min
  2. Introduction to Spatial Data 1 hr 30 min
  3. Introduction to Coordinate Systems 2 hrs 25 min
  4. Symbolizing Map Layers 1 hr 45 min
  5. Labeling Map Features 1 hrs 35 min
  6. Creating a Map Layout 1 hrs 15 min

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Contact Information

Dr. Barry Kronenfeld
GISci Director

2065 - Physical Science
(217) 581-7014

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