GIS networking and events

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

GIS Day 2020 

GIS Day 2020 is Wednesday, November 18, 2020! 

GIS Day 2019

GIS Day 2019 was Wednesday, November 13, 2019!

GIS Day 2018 

GIS Day 2018 was Wednesday, November 14, 2018!

GIS Day 2017

GIS Day is an annual worldwide celebration of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology. GIS Day is a public event, and anyone with an interest in GIS is welcome to attend. More information on GIS Day 2017

GIS Day 2016

 GIS Day 2016 was Wednesday, November 16! 

Maptime YVR Mapping Summer End Meetup 

"Maptime is an open learning environment for all levels and degrees of knowledge, offering intentional educational support for the beginner." The Mapping Summer End Meetup, organized by Maptime YVR, was held on Thursday, August 29, 2019 in Room 1525, Harbour Center.

Esri GeoNet

GeoNet is an online forum to discuss, connect, collaborate, and explore GIS topics with users from around the world.

Post questions and search for answers in the Discussions Lobby.

GIS workshops

Beginner and advanced in-person GIS workshops are offered by SFU Library's Research Commons. For more details about the workshops we usually offer every semester, including workshop descriptions and suggested streams for different disciplines, handouts, slides, and example datasets, please visit GIS workshops at SFU Library Research Commons, our Canvas container. 

Custom GIS training sessions are available for classes, research groups, and other groups of brand new or experienced GIS users. Please contact Sarah (Tong) Zhang, GIS&Map Librarian | Librarian for Geography | Librarian, Data Services Team, at to discuss options.