Preparing for class



You will need to have your nine digit student ID and univeristy password to log into the computers. The required course materials are provided by the program and include computers and digital workbooks containing slides and exercises. Students also receive a copy of ArcGIS Desktop (Windows only) and access to ESRI online courses to continue their GIS education outside of class. ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online access, and access to 500GB of storage in a SF State Box account will be provided as a part of the program and access will continue for the term that a student is active. However, we encourage students to bring their own USB >1GB to store materials after each class.

Students who wish to work with ArcGIS using a Mac computer should consult Apple to configure BootCamp or purchase their own version of Parallels software as SF State's OnTheHub resources are not provided as a part of this program.

Directions and parking:

The GIS teaching lab is located in HSS 290 on the main SFSU campus (near the corner of 19th and Holloway Ave). You can park in the campus garage (lot 20, $8/day) or try to find street parking near campus. Be warned that although infrequent, there have been car break-ins in neighborhoods around campus. See information on parking and public transportation and or a pdf of a map of the main campus. Click here for Google directions to the IGISc teaching lab.