Research Skills Workshops

Upcoming Workshops


How to Make a Map

GIS Day 2018 PosterNovember 12, 2018, 2:00 p.m., Weldon Electronic Instruction Room

Presented by Liz Sutherland

Learn what Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are and how to use geospatial data to create maps using QGIS (open source GIS software).

Concepts: GIS, QGIS, geospatial data

No prior knowledge required. Data and software will be provided.

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Web Mapping

November 13, 2018, 10:30 a.m., Weldon Electronic Instruction Room

Presented by Digital Geographer & GIS Scientist, Agnieszka Leszczynski.

This workshop covers the following concepts: GIS, QGIS, geospatial data, web-mapping, leaflet, Notepad++

No prior knowledge required. Data and software will be provided.

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Telling Stories with Maps

November 13, 2:00 p.m., Weldon Electronic Instruction Room

Presented by Liz Sutherland

If your map could tell a story, what would it say?

Storymaps engage and inspire their audiences. This workshop will highlight how to tell stories using maps along with the concepts, best practices, and decisions that need to be made when creating and sharing a story map.

Concepts: GIS, ArcGIS Online, geospatial data, web-mapping, Story Maps

ArcGIS Online accounts will be set up for all registrants of the workshop.

No prior knowledge required. Data and software will be provided.

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Continuum of Data Access (Statistics Canada)

November 15, 10:30 a.m., Weldon Electronic Instruction Room

Presented by Liz Hill (Western Libraries) and Nathalie Goodwin (Statistics Canada, Research Data Centre, Western University)

This workshop introduces attendees to the availability of Statistics Canada data from the open (public data) through the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) to restricted versions of microdata available in the Research Data Centre (RDC).

The workshop will provide an overview of the Statistics Canada web site and other access points to data. There will be an opportunity to download data and learn a number of online tools including (odesi.ca), and the Statistics Canada Nesstar service.

Concepts: Access to Canadian data, public data, statistics, microdata, confidential data,

PCs are available in the room, attendees can access the sites that will be visited.

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Visualizing Data

November 15, 2:00 p.m., Weldon Electronic Instruction Room

Presented by Liz Sutherland

This workshop introduces data visualization techniques and prepares participants to work with Insights for ArcGIS to dynamically visualize and analyze data from multiple sources. Participants will learn how to define a workflow to investigate a spatial problem and interactively apply analysis tools.

Concepts: GIS, Insights for ArcGIS, Data Visualization, Data Analytics

ArcGIS Online accounts will be set up for all registrants of the workshop. An introductory knowledge of GIS softwares and applications is recommended. Data and software will be provided.

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