MGUG 2020 Annual General Meeting and Winter Workshop

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MGUG 2020 Annual General Meeting and Winter Workshop

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us on Thursday, February 20 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM for our annual general meeting and winter workshop. This year’s annual general meeting and winter workshop will be taking place at the Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg.

Our annual general meeting will be taking place in the morning, with our winter workshop taking place in the afternoon starting at 1:00 PM. There is no cost for the workshop or AGM, (lunch is included if you come for the whole day!) don’t miss out!

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Jacques Marcoux- Data Journalist- CBC News
Automate GIS tasks using Python’s Geopandas Library
Python is one of the fastest growing programming languages in the world, and increasingly GIS users are leveraging some of its geospatial capabilities to perform quick, reproducible analyses without having to jump between software environments. This workshop will walk you through how to use Geopandas — the most popular Python GIS library.


Joey Simoes- Hydrologist- IISD
Targeted Action- Improving Outcomes from Agricultural Beneficial Management Practices in Manitoba’s Watersheds
One of the most pressing environmental issues facing Manitoba today is the declining state of water quality in Lake Winnipeg, which is evident by the formation of significant and harmful algae blooms. Watersheds contributing high phosphorus loads have been identified using the Lake Winnipeg Foundation’s Community Based Monitoring Network and Beneficial Management Practices are being targeted using the Prioritize Target and Measure Application (PTMApp). This presentation explores how citizen science, hydrologic modeling, and spatial analysis are being used by IISD to provide more cost effective watershed management planning.


Folarin Solademi- Master’s of Natural Resource Management Graduate
Environmental Study of Mission Industrial Area and South St. Boniface Neighbourhood
A seven months analysis of pollution levels for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in air, toxic metals in snow, as well as noise was undertaken and mapped in the Mission Industrial Area (MIA) and South St. Boniface (SSB) neighbourhood in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Daytime respirable fine particulate matter (PM2.5) was monitored by Dylos DC 1700 PM air quality monitor and A-weighted noise level measurements were taken by Reed Digital Sound Level Meter. Toxic metals (lead, chromium, arsenic, nickel, mercury and zinc) in snow were measured and compared to different pollution indices, including: contamination factor (cf), degree of contamination (cd) and pollution load index (PLI) for heavy metals.

Matt Sebesteny- Strategic Community Consulting
The Aggregation, Toquing Spatiality Into a New Age
Gestalt – I’m aiming to illustrate that the geospatial aspect of information is not just an important asset, it’s presence, grounded curation and fair narrative building is a near existential necessity to drive a larger capacity to more well-informed sustainable decisions.



Jeremy Sewell- Winnipeg Police Service
GIS and Business Analytics for the delivery of the WPS Calls for Service Map
A brief account of how business intelligence tools were applied alongside GIS for the production of the Winnipeg Police Service’s Calls for Service Map.
In this presentation, I will describe some of the methods used to attain a desired level of information delivery and data summary. As there are always concerns for public safety and privacy with law enforcement data, workflows must be consistent and accountable. Using business intelligence tools, a workflow was designed to deliver a weekly dataset summarizing calls for service to the Winnipeg Police Service from in-person, phone-calls and web reports




February 20
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Park Theater
698 Osborne Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9 Canada
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