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Here is the difference in the codes and account you as a student will recieve in order to use ArcGIS this quarter:
- Codes that look like this: EVA806731836
You can use these codes to install your own copy of ArcMap 10.5.1 on your personal PC computer. This is a PC friendly software only and will NOT work on iOS systems.
In addition to the Data & GIS Lab in the Library there are two other Computer Labs on campus that have ArcGIS installed and can be used by students. Use the UCSD Computer Lab Lookup to find the computer labs with ArcGIS.
Campus ACMS also provides students with access to virtual machines through their Go Virtual program. These virtual machines also have ArcGIS. However, virtual machines can be a bit slower for certain geoprocessing tasks, but this is an option.
Instructions for installing ArcMap 10.5.1 from the Data & GIS Lib Guide Page as well as the GIS @ UC San Diego. You should all of the extensions (Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst, Geostatistical Analyst, Networking, etc.)
It is recommended you create a password that will be easy to remember for this account. You will need to use this logon credential to access any of the online tutorials, such as the recommended course: Getting Started with GIS. You will also be able to access other tutorials that cover specific topics such as Cost-Distance Analysis, Hotspot Analysis, etc.
Online Course: Getting Started with GIS
It is recommended you take this GIS course (3.5 hours). You will need to sign in using your ArcGIS Online account that was created for you for this course.
Additional books and tutorials are available in the Library and online. The Data & GIS Lab has a number of books that can be used while you are in the Lab. If you are interseted in acquiring your own book, this is recommended for covering the basics of ArcMap / ArcGIS.
Book: Getting to Know ArcGIS
This book is available in the Library and in the Data & GIS Lab for reference. Other sites have the book at discounted prices.
China GIS Data Resources
China Geo-Explorer II This link opens in a new window
China Geo-Explorer (CGE) II fully integrates different data sources from government statistics, population census and economics census of China at different levels (province, city, county, township and ZIP code) into a spatial system with more than 6,000 comparable variables for easy access.
China Data Online 中国数据在线 This link opens in a new window
Includes monthly and yearly reports on China's macroeconomic development, statistical databases about China's population and economy at the county and city level, and financial indicators industrial branches; also includes statistical yearbooks.
WorldMap Harvard - China Map
Provides access to general GIS data sets for China. You can download the datasets for use in other GIS programs.
GIS Tutorials - Specific Topics
- Cost distance analysis
- Sea- level rise
- Diffusion models (pollutants)
- Flow maps
- Hot-spot analysis