Look it up! Online Searchable Manual for ArcGIS:
Mapping and Modeling Tutorials for ArcGIS 9.x – free and complete with lesson plan and sample dataset or scripts included in the downloadable file. From 2005-2006.
ESRI Online Training and Education – set aside an afternoon to watch or attend free and paid online courses offered by ESRI. Instructor-led course schedules and registration available here as well. UC Berkeley students can apply for free online courses (Contact your local GIS contact for eligibility and details.)
Excel and ArcGIS 9.2 — In 9.2, Excel spreadsheets can be added as an XY event theme, meaning you do not need to export your point localities as *.txt or *. dbf anymore (yah!). If you are running 9.1, the USDA Forest Service has a step-by-step worksheet to show how to add a *.dbf as a geodatabase that is handy. Download Worksheet Here
Beginner’s GIS for Biologists Using Quantum GIS 1.8
Free and open source– download and install lastest version of Quantum GIS from here
Handout: QGIS 1.8 Basics-vectors (pdf)
Handout: QGIS 1.8 Basics-raster (pdf)
Handout/website: QGIS Beginner’s GIS from UCB’s Geospatial Innovation Facility
And the very useful wiki: How do I do that in QGIS? which features, tutorials, videos and lots of screenshots… just what you wanted!
Beginner’s GIS Using ArcMap 10 (March 2011)
-GIS& Map Fundamentals
-Spatial Data Overview: vector vs. raster
-Software, Data Resources
-ArcMap demonstration with vector and raster data
Intro. Cartography Using ArcMap 9.3 (Oct 2009)
-A few design/cartographic principles
-Resources, online and on campus
-ArcMap demonstration and map-enabled PDFs
Beginner’s ArcGIS 9.3 (Oct 2007)
-What to do with all those programs that get installed
-Basics and customization tips to ease your work
-Useful tools to add to your workbench
-Where to get more data, map templates, and tutorials…
Using Google Earth & Google Earth Pro at MVZ (Oct 2007)
-New KML export function in BerkeleyMapper, your direct connection to the specimen database
-Slick ways to export specimen or field data directly into Google Earth
-How to achieve 3D view perspectives
-Overlaying your data
-Where to get more…
- Georeferencing for Natural History Collections
This is offered jointly with the HerpNet and VertNet Projects and teaches the conventions, methods and practical tools for anyone georeferencing data from or for natural history collections for full compatibility with the Digir-based distribution networks (like Vertnet or GBIF). Past HerpNet Workshop Materials, including exercises and presentations can be found here. If you are interested in attending, please contact, David Bloom, Carol Spencer or Michelle Koo.
The Geospatial Innovation Facility also offers workshops (located in the lovely westside of UC Berkeley campus) and now Quick Start guides to download and use, step-by-by worksheets on GIS, remote sensing and species distribution modeling.
More on Species Distribution Modeling in the SDM page (tab above).
If there is a topic you would like to see covered, send an email to Michelle.