Geospatial (GIS) Literacy in Libraries: How GIS can help library staff share information, discover resources, access and more

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Geospatial (GIS) Literacy in Libraries: How GIS can help library staff share information, discover resources, access and more

September 20, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Webinar Workshop

GIS and other geospatial technology have become a large part of our everyday lives as nearly 80% of digital data available to information users have a geographic Component. This webinar provides an overview of geoweb applications used for information dissemination, resource discovery and access. Participants will be invited to follow along, discovering geospatial applications that enable easy map-making.
Topics include:
• Cartography & spatial literacy
• Introduction to GIS, GIS software and data
• Uses of GIS technology in libraries
• Basic map-making tools
Speaker: Eva Dodsworth
Eva Dodsworth is the Geospatial Data Services Librarian at the University of Waterloo Library where she specializes in teaching GIS and map-related content to the university community. Eva’s interests include historical cartographic research, teaching geoweb applications and historical GIS. Eva is also a part-time online instructor for a number of library schools, and continuing education organizations where she teaches the use of GIS technology in libraries. Eva has published four books related to the uses of cartographic and GIS resources in libraries.

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Date:
September 20, 2023
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Florida Library Webinars
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