GIS Help & Tutorials

Need help with a particular operation or task? Check out our guides and tutorials below for information and assistance.

GIS Tutorials


The UAL GEO StoryMaps Collection showcases UA student work, includes instruction materials and workshops, and many more StoryMap resources.


Geocoding Services

Geocoding - Transforming a physical address (e.g. address, city, state) to a coordinate location on the earth (latitude, longitude) that can be used on a map.

Help with projections

Map projections can be one of the most confusing parts of GIS and are often the reason for errors in many analytical tasks. Check out these resources to help you wrap your head around projections.

Create Custom USGS Topo Maps

A new USGS web application enables the public to create custom topographic maps on demand. The online application is called topoBuilder and the output maps are known as OnDemand Topo.  Visit the application here.