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GIS @ UC San Diego: Tutorials

Offering great info about GIS@UCSD including tutorials, GIS data, books, course-specific GIS guides and more, we hope this site helps you better incorporate GIS into your work. Come see us in the Lab or online at!

More GIS Tutorials on the Web

Knowledge Bases


Combine interactive maps with text, photos, video and sound to create interactive experiences to communicate your story to others. 

Google Earth, Maps & SketchUp Tutorials

Please feel free to download and use these tutorials as appropriate.  (Many thanks to Danielle, our GIS Lab Assistant, for her work on this list.)

If copying or distributing these guides, please provide attribution to the appropriate entity who created them! 

Tutorials are categoried by:

  1. Basic
  2. Intermediate/Advanced
  3. 3D
  4. KML-Specifics
  5. SketchUp

We also have books on Google Earth, Maps & SketchUp!