Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Workshops - Fall 2015

Published on October 01, 2015

Written by:  Christine Homuth

Western Libraries' Map and Data Centre is offering the following Geographic Information Systems (GIS) workshops during the Fall 2015 school term. All students, staff, and faculty are welcome to attend.

Introduction to GIS - October 16th, 1:30 - 3:00pm
Learn what Geographic Information Systems are and familiarize yourself with the GIS software program, ArcGIS. Hands-on activities will include the creation of a map using Canadian Census data.
Prerequisite: No prior knowledge of GIS.

Navigating GIS Data Sources - October 30th, 1:30 - 2:30pm
Library staff will help you navigate through Western Libraries' geospatial data collection, Scholars GeoPortal, and other key online data sources. Learn where to access geospatial data and how to incorporate the data into maps.

Mobile Mapping - November 24th, 1:30 - 3:00pm
Use to create maps and web-based apps, share them with others, and edit features on a mobile device.
Prerequisite: Must be a registered graduate student, staff, or faculty member.
Workshop participants are encouraged to bring their own mobile device (tablet or smart phone).

All workshops take place in the Library Instruction Room, located on the Ground Floor of the D.B. Weldon Library in the Map and Data Centre.

To register and for more information, visit

Hope to see you there!