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How we can help 

Whether you’re an experienced user of geographic information systems (GIS) or are just starting out, we can provide the following services that can help you incorporate geospatial data and technologies into your research or teaching:

  • Data services: helps finding and accessing geospatial data for your research or teaching. 
  • Consultations: provides one-on-one consultations on GIS software and analysis techniques. 
  • Course support: provides direct course support for any class with a geospatial data component or need. Typical examples include in-class presentations on geospatial data and how it can be applied to your subject area, course-specific lectures on GIS tailored to the needs of the course, hands-on workshops using GIS software, and interdisciplinary GIS seminars. 
  • Workshops: offers Geospatial Information Literacy programs which include lectures and hands-on workshops designed to teach faculty, staff and students how to locate, access and utilize geospatial resources, as well as use GIS-related software to conduct spatial analyses and digital mapping. 

Make an appointment 

We offer one-on-one consultations, course-related instruction, and workshops in geospatial data and mapping. Make an appointment with Geospatial Data Analyst Carina Luo at or drop in our new Virtual Data Lab in Blackboard between 1:00PM-4:00PM on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday.

Attend our workshops and tutorials 

We host a variety of open workshops throughout the year on geospatial data, GIS software and spatial analysis. These workshops are free and open to the University faculty, staff and students. Check out the Leddy Library Event Calendar for the upcoming workshops. Previous workshop materials (including data and handouts) can be downloaded from our GitHub webpage

Explore our Guides 

Our Geographic Information Systems (GIS) subject guide can be a good place for you to find information pertaining to software, data, and support for GIS and geospatial data.

Explore our GIS Maps & Apps Gallery

Find inspiration in the examples of ADC led research projects that uses GIS to explore research data and visualize findings through interactive maps and apps. 

The Ontario COVID-19 Vaccine Pharmacy Locator can be used by the general public to locate Covid-19 Vaccine pharmacy sites close to them and obtain detailed information to book an appointment.
This map app brings together a variety of information from population density, residential density, land-use mix, street connectivity, destination accessibility, transit availability, commuting behaviour, and socioeconomic characteristics to display the walkability indexes for Windsor neighbourhoods.
This story map provides a visual representation of the Indian residential school locations across Canada as well as document the search for missing children from those schools.
This story map visualize the locations of drinking water advisories in First Nations communities across Canada and tracks progress on the government’s promise to end drinking water advisories on public systems on reserves.
This app aims to provide information about the community risks to two important climate hazards in Essex County: floods and extreme heat. The app maps the spatial distributions of highly exposed places and most vulnerable populations. The risk of a neighbourhood to a climate hazard is determined as a function of its exposure to the hazard and its social vulnerability to the hazard.
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