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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) support is now available in UCT Libraries as part of Digital Library Services.

GIS support unit

We are available to support UCT staff and postgraduate researchers with their GIS and spatial data needs:

Our primary goal is to help users develop their GIS skills in order to perform sound data capture, geospatial analysis and map production.

Undergraduate GIS support, training access and software licensing is managed through departmental course convenors in consultation with the GIS Lab, not on an individual basis.

GIS Online Training Resources

Esri Training

UCT staff and postgraduate students may wish to make use of the ESRI Virtual Campus, where they can undertake online, self-paced web courses in a variety of GIS subjects: ESRI Training | Your Location for Lifelong Learning

Access requires the creation of an ESRI account. Courses that are restricted by the ‘Requires Maintenance’ icon requires the account to be connected to the UCT My.ESRI organisation. You may request a connection to UCT My.ESRI by sending an email to from your UCT email address.

ESRI also provide tutorials at Learn ArcGIS.

QGIS Tutorials

QGIS users can find tutorials at QGIS Tutorials and Tips. The QGIS organisation also provide a Gentle Introduction to GIS and an online training manual.

Queries can be sent to

Contact Us


Consulting Hours

By appointment, Weekdays 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm

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