The below links are a compilation of useful external websites on a variety of topics.

GIS Resources

Software & Software Tutorials

GIS Software

  • ESRI ArcGIS Industry standard GIS software (note: this is software for-purchase)
  • QGIS An open-source GIS that has many similar capabilities as ArcGIS and other paid versions of GIS. Although it has some limitations, it is growing in popularity.
  • GRASS GIS An open source GIS designed for data management, image processing and other tasks
  • Hexagon Geospatial Creators of ERDAS Imagine, a predominantly remote-sensing GIS software (note: this is software for-purchase)

GIS Software Tutorials

GIS Data Sources

Online Resources


  • Canva Create logos, infographics, letterheads, business cards and more.
  • PicToChart Create infographics designed for the web, online presentations, and posters to print

Blogs, Websites, and More!

Programming Resources



GUIs and Interfaces

  • Project Jupyter An open-source interface for Python, R, and Julia
  • Anaconda An open-source Python and R data science GUI that is supported on all computer platforms
  • JetBrains Creator of the PyCharm GUI, among others. Both pay-for-use and free versions are available