Welcome to the Geospatial Centre

The Geospatial Centre is an inviting hub which provides cartographic and Geographic Information System (GIS) services to the University of Waterloo community. Services include reference, workshops, and access to GIS and remote sensing data.

Students, faculty, and staff have access to digital and printed maps, GIS technology, aerial photographs, and more.

The Geospatial Centre is located in the Dana Porter Library, 3rd floor, room 328.

  1. Nov. 14, 2019Machine Learning in GIS: Using TensorFlow for Rasters

    Thursday November 21st, 10:30am-11:30am

    Computer Lab, Dana Porter Library (329)

    Machine Learning is all over the news in the tech world. How can GIS users make use of this technology for their research and work?

    This workshop focuses in on the GIS application of Machine Learning, including for raster analysis and how deep learning can aid in extracting vector features from imagery. GIS users and enthusiasts are invited to join us in learning about this exciting new application of data science.

  2. Oct. 31, 2019City of Kitchener Municipal data update (2019)

    Received from the City of Kitchener, 2019 municipal data updates including:  Bridges (Ontario Structure Inspection manual), Property Unit Location (base, vertical, horizontal), Zoning, Edge of Pavement, Impervious Area (non-residential: parking lots, walkways, driveways), Planning Intensification Areas, Road Island and Buildings.

  3. Oct. 29, 2019GIS Day: November 13, 2019

    Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day is an international event where users of GIS are encouraged to open their doors and share how they use this technology.

    GIS Day 2019 will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the Geospatial Centre in the Dana Porter Library.

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Our hours (Fall Term)

September 3rd - December 22nd

Day Hours open Reference
Monday - Thursday 8:30 - 6:00 10:00 - 12:00/ 1:30 - 4:30
Friday 8:30 - 4:30 10:00 - 12:00/ 1:30 - 4:30
Weekend closed closed

September 23rd                           Open 8:30 - 4:30

September 24th - January 1st (closed)

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