The library GIS team offers workshops on various topics for Carleton University students, staff, and faculty. Current TAs can claim these workshops as part of their paid pedagogical training hours provided they complete the workshop during a term they are working as a TA.

The Winter 2020 workshops are the following:

Introduction to Collector for ArcGIS – Accurate data collection made easy
When: Tuesday, January 28th: 9:00am - 11:00am
Where: A-200 Loeb Building (Geomatics Lab)

Collector for ArcGIS, a mobile data collection app, makes it easy to capture accurate data. In this introductory workshop you will learn how to create feature layers to collect data (in ArcGIS online), add layer to a web map, share map and layers to a group, and access the map in Collector for ArcGIS.  Bonus! You will learn how to take your layers offline for highly accurate data collection in the field.

Introduction to ArcGIS Pro
When: Tuesday, February 4th: 9:00am - 11:00am
Where: A-200 Loeb Building (Geomatics Lab)

This workshop provides an introduction to ArcGIS Pro, Esri’s powerful desktop GIS application. Topics covered include navigating the user interface, managing geospatial data, working and querying attribute tables, and conducting some basic geoprocessing tasks.

Mapping Census Data using QGIS
When: Tuesday, February 25th: 9:00am - 11:00am
Where: A-200 Loeb Building (Geomatics Lab)

QGIS is a free and open source alternative to commercial GIS software. The workshop will include an introduction to census data and GIS data manipulation and processing. Once complete, students will be able to navigate the user interface, manage geospatial data, work with attribute tables, conduct attribute and spatial joins, and clip datasets.

Intermediate ArcGIS Pro - Sign up
When: Tuesday, March 3rd: 9:00am - 11:00am
Where: A-200 Loeb Building (Geomatics Lab)
Prerequisite: Introduction to ArcGIS Pro or equivalent knowledge and experience

Building on concepts from the Introduction to ArcGIS Pro workshop, learn more about finding and analyzing geospatial data. Answer a research question by finding and downloading geospatial datasets, using shapefiles and a geodatabase, performing geoprocessing tasks, and creating a map layout with essential cartographic elements.

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