An insightful discussion has been going on recently on the OSGeo-Discuss mailing list, around the question Can I do the same GIS tasks with OS (as with ESRI)? Among the main points: if you think open source, think modular. And: Good cartographic output remains a problem for open source. Other interesting issues are discussed, for [...]
ASA software offers an interesting addition to ArcGIS.
After registrationÂ you can download the free TimeSlider Extension (ArcGIS Extension for Version 9.2). It animates time-dependent shape files in ESRI Arc 9.2 products (includes demonstration data featuring temporal/time step functionality). Also available for Arc 9.1.
Harvard University’s Introduction to ArcGIS tutorial includes videos and hands-on exercises.
ArcGIS 9.2 workshop materials from Yale University Library.
Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies at Florida State U offers free tutorials and online courses for open source GIS.
University of Arkansas Libraries GIS tutorials