The Geospatial Centre will open on May 1 in its new location on the 3rd floor of the Dana Porter Library.
The University Map Library closed its doors in mid-April after many years in the Environment 1 building. With its move to the Dana Porter Library, it remains committed to providing “great cartographic and GIS services for campus,” but under a new name and with expanded resources.
Library staff have been busy with the move and planning for services and resources in the new location.
“The move is an extremely exciting time for us,” says Eva Dodsworth, the Library’s Geospatial Data Services Librarian and Coordinator of the new Geospatial Centre. “The Geospatial Centre brings our most valued collections closer together. We will be offering a better service – more GIS computer stations, and even a break-out room specifically for group instruction. Once we’re settled in the Centre, we envision a warm and inviting map and GIS hub – a place for historical map lovers, air photo analysts, visual researchers, and for students, faculty, and staff who wish to learn and use digital maps and GIS technology.”
Dodsworth and other Geospatial Centre staff look forward to serving the campus community from their new location starting the spring term. They will be planning an open house of the Geospatial Centre for the campus community in the fall term.
For more information, contact:
Library’s Geospatial Data Services Librarian and Geospatial Centre Coordinator