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Information session for local organizations: What are Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and how can they inform my work?

10C Guelph: 42 Carden St, Guelph ON

Does your organization have questions that relate to geographical aspects of your work? Are you interested in how the issues you address in your work are affected by geography? Would mapping and analyzing various social and environmental factors associated with your work be of interest to you? 


Students from the University of Guelph work with community-identified needs and use geospatial technology to provide insight into these factors along with deeper analyses that can be used to inform your work and answer related questions you may have.


Some example questions that have been studied through the 4th-year GIS course include:

  • What are the best/most viable locations in Guelph for community gardens?
  • What alternative cycling paths do cyclists use within Guelph? Why do they use these paths? How can this be used to inform the City’s master transportation plan?
  • Siting urban agriculture on vacant lands in Hamilton,
  • Applying multi-criteria evaluation to identify suitable areas for wind farms in Nova Scotia


Come out to our drop-in information session at 10C (Heritage Room, 2nd floor) this Wednesday, December 20th from 2-4pm to learn more about the usefulness of GIS-technology and possibilities for collaborations with University of Guelph students this winter.