During COVID-19, Research Commons' services continue.
SFU graduate students are encouraged to book consultations with the Research Commons staff and partners. Consultations are available by phone, via email, or through online video-conference.
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Join us for online GIS workshops in Summer 2020
The SFU Library Research Commons offers a few online introductory GIS workshops. Unable to install ArcGIS to your home computer? No worries! In these workshops, we will use QGIS and ArcGIS Online.
Introduction to Spatial Thinking and ArcGIS Online
May 26, July 14
Learn how to approach research spatially in this workshop with ArcGIS Online, which is a cloud based GIS environment which requires no software installation.
Introduction to QGIS
This QGIS workshop will show you how to use this popular free and open-source GIS application, compatible with a number of operating systems.
Making Great Maps
Register now to learn how to make a beautiful map that is not only aesthetically appealing, but better at communicating your ideas.
Enjoy more events during the 2020 Coronavirus quarantine
Enjoy these free virtual events and learn more about maps/GIS when you are isolated at home!
Map Time on Instagram Live
"Map Time" is a series of short conversations with experts on maps and mapping from across the globe. Every Thursday from April to August, the Harvard Map Collection and the Norman B. Leventhal Map and Education Center at the Boston Public Library will host on Instagram Live at the Harvard Map Collection's Instagram. Recordings are also available on YouTube.
"How to do map stuff" Event
Talented cartographers talking about map stuff. Live stream on YouTube on April 29 and recordings are available (just click on the links to each session on the schedule). Organized by Daniel Huffman of Somethingaboutmaps. Check his blog post about the event.
Symposium of the International Society for the History of the Map
Themed “Breaking Boundaries.” Originally scheduled to take place in São Paulo, Brazil, the event will move to online and take place on Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13, 10:30-4:00 pm (EST) via Zoom. Registration is free and open to the public.
2020 Esri User Conference
2020 Esri User Conference will be a virtual event this year from July 13 – 15. SFU faculty members, students, and staff will be able to register for it for free of charge under our license with ESRI. All SFU students will be eligible to get access to all plenary sessions, demos, technical sessions and user presentations. For instructions on how to register for the conference, please read this guide.
*Note: in registering you may be asked to fill in more personal information- you can use the university’s address and phone number. You are not required to provide your home address or personal phone number.