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Geospatial Semester: Home

This guide is designed to give students, staff and faculty an overview of the geospatial mapping and analysis workshops that are offered in the Winter 2020 semester. If a group desires a workshop at a specific time, please contact cynthia.dietz@umanitoba.

News and GIS and Data Visualization Workshop and Drop-in Contacts

GIS Day Postponed Due to the Pandemic!

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;

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 on campus, please start with the Introduction to ArcGIS workshops. You will receive rights to access our software and spatial repository. 

Try out our Winter 2020 Drop-in Sessions in the Brown Lab for tips pertaining GIS or Data Visualization. They will be listed on our Library Events Calendar at:

To be added to our UManitoba GIS Email list, please fill out the form linked below. All but the custom workshops will be indicated below.

Geospatial Semester

Geospatial Semester Workshops

Use online, desktop, or server mapping tools to understand, analyze and share your data!

For the Winter 2020 semester, several geospatial workshops are being offered in the Brown Lab of Elizabeth Dafoe Library. Please find the sessions available to you.  GIS maps and visualizations may make your communications and analysis more powerful.  

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

Upcoming Workshops: Name


Winter Semester Dates

ArcGIS Pro: An Introduction

Get your University of Manitoba ArcGIS user license and add-ons. Create a project, and explore methods to access multiple items in it, including maps, scenes, data, tables, tools, views, layouts, geodatabases and folder and portal connections. This is the first of three ArcGIS Pro workshops to be taken in sequence.

Jan. 14, 2020

12-2PM (Register)

Jan. 17, 2020

10:30AM-12:30PM (Register)

ArcGIS Pro: Editing and Visualizing Data

Create and edit many kinds of 2D or 3D features. Add, delete, or modify attributes fields for the data you want to record with each feature. Confirm layer editability to protect against unwanted edits. Use symbols, labels and pop-ups. Join temporal data to a feature class. Add maps and layers form the Living Atlas. Label your map and make a layout. Save layers, maps or an entire project along with all its data into a package for sharing with others. As time allows, learn about visualizing change over time using the time slider, vector tile creation and sharing, and creating animations. This is the second of three ArcGIS Pro workshops to be taken in sequence.

Jan. 21, 2020

12-2PM (Register)

Jan. 24, 2020

10:30AM-12:30PM (Register)

ArcGIS Pro: Use geoprocessing & analysis tools

In ArcGIS Pro use geoprocessing tools on a feature class, raster or table to create a resulting output dataset. Use the "summarize within" tool, and visualize the data using a bar chart. View the geoprocessing history of your project. If time allows, run geoprocessing tools in batch mode. This is the third of three ArcGIS Pro workshops to be taken in sequence. 

Jan. 28, 2020

12-2PM (Register)


ArcGIS Online: An Introduction

Get your UManitoba ArcGIS user license. Use the ESRI Maps for Office plug-in that maps directly from a MS Office spreadsheet using addresses or coordinates.  Learn about the ArcGIS Online web app to create and share online maps and presentations. This is the first of four ArcGIS Online workshops to be taken in sequence.


Feb. 28, 2020

10:30AM-12:30PM (Register)

ArcGIS Online: Create,  edit and visualize data

Join spreadsheet data to a cartographic feature and visualize its attributes. Add 2D data to ArcScene and visualize it in 3D. Add transparent layers. Learn about Drone2Map for installation on your own machine. This is the second of four ArcGIS Online workshops to be taken in sequence.

Mar. 3, 2020

12-2PM (Register)

Mar. 6, 2020

10:30AM-12:30PM (Register)

ArcGIS Online: Use web mapping applications to compare maps 

Learn about relationship mapping and use the relationship mapping style to see two data patterns within a single hurricane map. Map the relationship between wind speed and pressure. Highlight patterns by changing the color ramp and symbol size. Determine where the hurricane is strongest. Adjust the legend to make it clearer. Learn more about exploring data with smart mapping using ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. This is the third of four ArcGIS Online workshops to be taken in sequence.

Mar. 10, 2020

12-2PM (Register)

Mar. 13, 2020

10:30AM-12:30PM (Register)

GIS Librarian

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Cynthia Dietz
Rm. 304A
Elizabeth Dafoe Library
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2


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