GIS

New Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Research Guide!

Check out our new Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Research Guide to learn more about Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and geospatial data! The guide provides a basic introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and geospatial data, and contains pages with numerous links to geospatial data sources by location and subject. The guide also discusses search strategies, labs and software, and citing […]

The Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA) student paper award! Deadline Approaching: April 15th, 2016

REMINDER: The deadline for the Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA) annual student paper contest is fast approaching. Essays may deal with access to and information about geospatial data, cartography, cartographic materials, map information, map data, GIS data and geo-referenced information. The award includes $250.00, free membership in the Association for one year, […]

ESRI SCHOLARSHIP 2016: Can you make a map? Deadline approaching – Feb. 8, 2016

There is still time to submit a map for a chance to win $2000, plus software and training! The deadline is fast approaching – Feb. 8, 2016. Learn more here.

The Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA) student paper award! Deadline: April 15, 2016

The Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA) has announced its annual student paper contest. Essays may deal with access to and information about geospatial data, cartography, cartographic materials, map information, map data, GIS data and geo-referenced information. The award includes $250.00, free membership in the Association for one year, and an invitation to […]

Esri MOOC on Do-It-Yourself Geo Apps starts Feb. 3!

Check out Esri’s MOOC on creating your own geo-enabled apps using the ArcGIS Platform! Free online course runs from February 3 to March 2! More details: http://www.esri.com/mooc/diy-geo-apps

ESRI SCHOLARSHIP 2016: Can you make a map? Deadline: Feb. 8, 2016

Submit a map by Feb. 8, 2016 for the chance to win $2000, plus software and training! Details in the flyer.

GIS Day

Today is International Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day!

It’s a day to celebrate GIS by showcasing GIS uses and benefits and building the GIS community. For those of you who are unaware, UBC Libraries supports GIS in a number of ways by: Employing a Data & GIS Librarian (Kelly Schultz) and a Data/GIS Analyst (Paul Lesack) who can provide various GIS assistance, including […]

American Geographical Society Library Fellowships now available

The American Geographical Society Library in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, is currently offering fellowships for qualified applicants. Currently, there are two types of eligibility: Scholars at all levels, including faculty and Ph.D. dissertators, at U.S. federally defined Minority-Serving Institutions are eligible for the AGSL Fellowships for MSI Scholars. ($600/week, up to 4 weeks) Scholars at all […]

Land Information Ontario geospatial data now available

Don’t limit your studies to BC! UBC Library has just signed a license with the province of Ontario giving you access to huge amounts of highly detailed data on the province of Ontario. The datasets include elevation, contour, wildlife information and more! Find what you need for your research by browsing the data in Abacus. […]

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