TNRD, Kamloops offer map training

Training will focus on interactive mapping and how to access local government data stored in a geographic information system (GIS)

Thompson-Nicola Regional District logo

Thompson-Nicola Regional District logo

Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) and City of Kamloops are teaming up to offer free training sessions to the general public, as well as the business community of Kamloops and surrounding areas, focused on interactive mapping and how to access local government data stored in a geographic information system (GIS).

All sessions will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Kamloops Library Computer Lab, 465 Victoria St., on the dates as follows:

Training Sessions for Business Community:

•Wednesday, Dec. 3

• Wednesday, Jan. 7

Training Sessions for General Public:

• Wednesday, Dec. 10

• Wednesday, Jan. 14

The focus of the hour-and-a-half training session will be on the TNRD and City of Kamloops’ interactive mapping systems. Working with CityMap and myRegionView, participants will create maps, explore and analyze the data behind the maps, create a property report, as well as measure, draw, and locate features of interest such as parks, zoning, and library locations.

The sessions are offered free of charge, but seating is limited, so registration is required. To register, interested parties must email gisinfo@tnrd.ca or call 250.377.7190 and specify the number of people and date they will attend. They will then receive an email with further instructions.