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Geospatial Semester: Home

This guide is designed to give students, staff and faculty an overview of the geospatial mapping and visualization workshops using ArcGIS software that are offered in the Winter 2021 semester. If a group desires a workshop at a specific time, please conta

ArcGIS Workshops!

Geospatial Semester Workshops

This Winter 2021 semester, join us in introductory Zoom workshops that focus food insecurity and hardship in Winnipeg. Data used to describe food insecurity will be available for use and analysis, including primary source digital data, census data and Winnipeg maps. Learn to display and analyze that content and media using mapping, visualization, spatial analysis and story mapping tools in either ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Pro. The tools are appropriate for use in projects for Digital Humanities, Sustainability, and Environmental Research and Planning.  Are you ready to attend four 1-2 hour workshops on Fridays this Winter?

To register for the first workshop, register via:  

To register for the second workshop register via:

To register for the third workshop, register via: 

To register for the fourth workshop, register via: 

To register for the fifth workshop, register via:

To register for the sixth workshop, register via:

To register for the seventh workshop, register via:

Please contact the GIS Librarian,, ith questions or custom data requests. 

Upcoming Workshops: Name


Date of Virtual Session to be Hosted via Zoom

1. Use Primary Source Digital Data in WebGIS

Prepare and use primary source digital data pertaining to food insecurity from news articles and OpenStreetMap for use in ArcGIS Online. Build a table using the URLs and appropriate data fields. Link that table to a neighbourhood map. Then use custom pop-ups to display the URLs and symbolize map features.

Jan. 22, 2021

12:30- 2:30pm

[Please register as indicated above.]

2. Census Data Mapping Using WebGIS

Select, prepare and map census data pertaining to food insecurity using Beyond 20/20, a tool from Statistics Canada, and ArcGIS Online.

Jan. 29, 2021


[Please register as indicated above.]

3. Perform Spatial Analysis Tools Using WebGIS

Select and use spatial tools in ArcGIS Online to analyze food insecurity data from a variety of local sources in Winnipeg. Edit a spatial geodatabase with results of the analyses and map the results. Save the geodatabase for use in a crowdsourcing workshop next semester.

Feb. 5, 2021


[Please register as indicated above.]

4. Build a Story Map Using WebGIS

Create infographic tools pertaining to food insecurity using an ArcGIS Online web app. Use the Story Map Journal web app to tell your story about food insecurity in Winnipeg. Use your infographics, primary source digital data, and maps collected or created by you.

Feb. 12, 2021


[Please register as indicated above.]

5. Mapping with ArcGIS Pro: Learn the Basics Create a project and import Winnipeg data addressing sustainability development goals. Choose an appropriate coordinate system. Create points on a map, and points from a table.

Feb. 26, 2021


[Please register as indicated above.]

6. ArcGIS Pro: Share and Visualize Spatial Data Related to Urban Green Space  Use visualization tools in 2D and 3D on data related to urban green space accessibility in Winnipeg. Create and manage multiple maps and layouts in a single project. Share your maps or projects on the Web, using ArcGIS Enterprise, or through a package.

Mar. 5, 2021


[Please register as indicated above.]

7. ArcGIS Pro: Spatial Analysis and Data Management Pertaining to Neighbourhoods  
Integrate data from multiple sources. Store/edit and manage spatial data. Create a geodatabase, and add datasets to it. Use Spatial Analyst and the Spatial Statistics toolbox to identify spatial patterns.

Mar. 12, 2021


[Please register as indicated above.]



Contacts for GIS and Data Visualization Workshops

Our Invitation:

We encourage you to reach out to us for help with any of your GIS or Data Visualization needs. We offer workshops, and one-on-one or group consultations. If requested we can offer instruction targeted to a specific course.

Staff Member

Can help you with:

Cynthia Dietz

Workshops using ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro for all;


Provisioning spatial data to undergraduates and classes;

Meg Miller (Graduate & Faculty Assistance)

Finding spatial data for research ;


Selecting appropriate analysis tools (ArcGIS, QGIS etc.);


Communicating research through mapping and other data visualization methods.


If you are new to GIS here at the U. of Manitoba, please start with our ArcGIS workshops. You will receive rights to access our software and spatial repository. 

Try out our online Winter sessions for tips pertaining GIS or Data Visualization. They will be listed on our Library Events Calendar at: