Spatial is Special: a Very Short Intro to GIS: 2021-09-21

Map of Devastating 2003 Heat Wave in the Netherlands Observed from MODIS Satellite. Mehdi Aminipouri (PhD Candidate in Geography at SFU)

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Vancouver, Harbour Centre, Research Commons (RC), Room 7050.2

This workshop is in the past and registrations are unavailable.

Registration dates
closed Monday, September 20, 2021 - 6:00am

All times are Pacific Time Zone (Vancouver, BC, Canada).

Note: This is an in-person workshop.
What is GIS (Geographic Information System) and what does it mean by thinking spatially? This workshop will introduce you to a few basic GIS concepts by using a cloud-based GIS application (ArcGIS Online). The workshop is geared toward anyone curious about GIS or interested in making a quick digital map to visualize phenomena around us on earth.
The workshop will cover:
  • What is GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and why is GIS useful.
  • Geospatial data basics
  • Hands-on:

* add a dataset from an open data portal
* make a map and do a basic spatial analysis
* understand the basic components of GIS and how to think spatially



ArcGIS Online. You do not need to install any software but need to send email to to request an ArcGIS online account at least one day ahead of the workshop if you wish to participate the hands-on part. Also, bring your own laptop if you want to participate.


Sarah Zhang
Vancouver Research Commons Room 7050

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