GIS Workshops

The library GIS team offers workshops on various topics.  The Winter 2020 workshops are the following:


Introduction to Collector for ArcGIS – Accurate data collection made easy - Sign up
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 - Sign up
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 - Sign up
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 as well as be able to conduct attribute and spatial joins as well as clip datasets.

Content last reviewed: January 17, 2020