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 finding geospatial data – just ask!
- Providing an online research guide on GIS, with information on getting started with GIS and links to various geospatial data portals: http://help.library.ubc.ca/finding-resources/geographic-information-systems/
- Developing the library’s geospatial data collections for UBC Members and hosting it in our dataset repository, Abacus. Datasets include DMTI’s CanMap Route Logistics, GeoBC TRIM data and UBC campus data. Also, check out our latest addition: the Land Information Ontario geospatial data collection.
- Providing a Data & GIS Lab with software, such as ArcGIS, FME and Google Earth, available on a first come, first serve basis (Koerner Library, room 218A on level 2).
- Offering free Esri web courses on a variety of GIS topics. For details and to sign up: http://bit.ly/1MQVQ6R