November 16, 2016 we are hosting our annual GISday at the Fort Garry campus! Please visit our webpage for more details.
Esri's Global Content Challenge is open to undergraduate or graduate students at colleges or universities, as well as high school students enrolled in an Advanced Placement Human Geography or Environmental Science course. Get creative by using Esri's land, ocean, and population premium content libraries (pdf) to tell compelling stories that bring about understanding and action.
Please visit the Geospatial Semester LibGuide via the Subject Guides List.
The Brown Lab on the first floor of Elizabeth Dafoe Library will contain the following software packages and/or plug-ins for GIS:
Tutorials and workshops designed for patrons are being offered during Friday Workshops and for specific classes.
From time to time our software gets upgraded.
Some of the annotations on this list come from Dan Jakubek of Ryerson University.
You are invited to participate in GIS Day on November 16, 2016
Program details are listed at the GISday2016 LibGuide.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are computer and mobile based systems used to capture, store, manage, analyze, use and display spatial or geographic data. With GIS, researchers can monitor trends and see what is happening in geographic space via electronic maps and 3D views, communicating information pertinent to specific locations.
GIS has emerged as an important technology for decision-making and analysis and has wide-spread use in many applications. It has been used to identify neighborhoods at risk, to follow political donations, for real estate site selection, for improved communication among emergency services, or for monitoring oil spills and/or resource extraction. It often is used in combination with multimedia to track journeys of artists or fictional characters, or the advance of civilizations using archaeological evidence. GIS may track wellness, bird populations and territories, slave trade migrations, road maintenance, or agricultural production.
The University of Manitoba (UM) is well equipped to help faculty, staff and students learn about and use GIS. The UM offers degrees in environmental studies, geography and geomatics. GIS software is installed in many labs on campus and free one-year GIS licenses are available to UM affiliates.
Contact Cynthia Dietz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-474-7134 for more information.