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GIS Analysis

Geospatial data analysis, is the application of analytic techniques to a research problem when location is a significant or interesting aspect  of the research question. This is useful for researchers who are trying to understand the location of things, if and how they relate, what that relationship means, and if actions can be taken.

The Library provides support for the popular geographic information system (GIS) software package ArcGIS by ESRI. For information on acquiring and installing the software, please visit the ESRI ArcGIS page on the Computing and Communication Services (CCS) website.

Getting started with geospatial analysis

Find geospatial data

We recommend Scholars GeoPortal for Canadian geospatial data.

Get assistance

Geospatial analysis experts are available to help you find and use geospatial data.

Additional tools and support

Cite your sources

You must cite any GIS data you use that you did not create yourself.  These guides can help.

Open source software and tools

ESRI training tutorials

ESRI provides the University of Guelph community with many web courses and tutorials on ArcGIS
Contact us to access training materials marked "locked" or "requires maintenance."

Upcoming workshops