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Geospatial Semester: Home

This guide is designed to give students, staff and faculty an overview of this semester's geospatial mapping and visualization workshops using ArcGIS software. If a group desires a workshop at a specific time, please contact

ArcGIS Workshops!

Geospatial Semester Workshops, Fall 2021 & Winter 2022

This Fall 2021 semester, join us in introductory ArcGIS Online (AGOL) workshops presented live via Zoom that focus on BIPOC culture, projects and places in Winnipeg. Use primary source digital data, media, infographics, census data, a story map and other web apps. The Winter 2022 workshops will introduce you to ArcGIS Pro as well.  With Pro you can use advanced tools to explore, visualize, and analyze data; create 2D maps and 3D scenes. 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? The first workshop is designed for AGOL beginners, or for patrons interested in using and managing primary data sources. Thereafter workshops will build upon your knowledge and the skills ]in the previous session.  If you miss a session, please access the previous workshop recordings.

To register for a Fall workshop, please go to this URL

[], select the appropriate date, and then select the associated link.

Make sure you email  24 hours before the workshop to obtain a UManitoba ArcGIS Online license so that you will be able to follow along during the workshop demonstration. Patrons with a NetID are entitled to have a UManitoba ArcGIS Online license.

Please contact the GIS Librarian,, with 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 BIPOC culture, projects and places 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.

Sept. 24, 2021 and

Jan. 14, 2022

1:00pm - 2:30pm


2. Census Data Mapping Using WebGIS

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

Oct. 8, 2021 and

Jan. 21, 2022

1:00pm - 2:30pm


3. Perform Spatial Analysis Tools Using WebGIS

Select and use spatial tools in ArcGIS Online to analyze BIPOC challenges or advances from a variety of local sources in Winnipeg. Edit a hosted feature layer with results of the analyses and map the results.

Oct. 22, 2021 and

Feb 4, 2022

1:00pm - 2:30pm

4. Postponed due to UMFA Strike: Build a Story Map Using WebGIS

Use the Story Map Sidecar Web app (a type of extended Journal Web app) to tell your story about BIPOC people and places in Winnipeg. Use your infographics, primary source digital data, and maps collected or created by you.

Nov. 5, 2021 and

Feb 18, 2022

1:00pm - 2:30pm

5. Mapping with ArcGIS Pro: Learn the Basics

Create a project and import Winnipeg data addressing BIPOC data. Create a project, and then add points on a map, and points from a table. Share your map.

Mar 4, 2022

1:00pm - 2:30pm

6. ArcGIS Pro: Spatial Analysis and Data Management Pertaining to Neighbourhoods  

Store/edit and manage spatial data pertaining to BIPOC populations in Winnipeg. Create a geodatabase and add datasets to it. Use Spatial Analyst to identify spatial patterns.

Mar. 18, 2022

1:00pm - 2:30pm




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: