In addition to the videos linked in the last post I have found the following to help me along the way to learning SQL. has a good resource of SQL articles


This website looks useful –

Some lecture slides on databases and SQL for GIS. An interesting summary with a link at the end to a tutorial website –

I found this online book about learning SQL  – – it looks like it is aimed at an advanced beginner with some previous knowledge. There is a similar book in the series which covers the language Python which is also used by ArcGIS –

The book recommends the SQLite database software for learning SQL with. So that’s what I will be working with. Hopefully it will teach me general database skills and I can still apply the SQL back to GIS.