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Data Skills: Introduction to GIS using ArcMap

ArcGIS is a Geographic Information System (GIS); a software program for working with maps and geographic data. ArcMap is the desktop mapping software of ArcGIS. A GIS allows you to work with any data that you know a location for (eg. addresses, latitude / longitude, census locations, name of a place...). ArcMap is available for download to the University community. Although similar in some ways to online mapping sites, ArcGIS has greater analytical capabilities and allows you more input and control over your map.

In this workshop we will learn how to navigate ArcMap, kinds of GIS data, how to add data to a map, basic symbology and labelling, how to filter data, and how to create a finished map. 


When you register for this workshop you are committing to attend the entire workshop unless you confirm otherwise  with the instructor.  This workshop is limited to 12 attendees. If you are suddenly not able to attend, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can offer your spot to someone on our waiting list. 

You must have ArcGIS installed on your computer prior to the workshop or you can access a computer with it via Remote Desktop in the Library (lib.uoguelph.ca). You will not have time during the session to install the software. You must attend this workshop on a computer (not a mobile device). We cannot troubleshoot software or installations during the session.   If you are unable to install or access the software please contact the presenter so we can give your seat to someone on the waiting list. Software is available from the CCS Software Distribution Site. You will find you are able to participate more fully if you have a 2nd screen on your computer.

If you have any issues with your install, please contact the IT Help Desk.

Please note: this workshop will take place online via Zoom. A reminder email with the meeting link will be emailed to you 24 hours before the workshop.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
10:00am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
  Faculty/Staff     Graduate     Maps, GIS & Data     Research     Undergraduate  

Registration is required. There are 8 seats available.