City offering public training to use new interactive maps

KAMLOOPS - You’re invited to explore City and Regional District information through interactive maps from CityMap and myRegionView tools.

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) and the City of Kamloops have teamed up to offer training sessions to the general public and business community of Kamloops and surrounding areas on using interactive mapping and accessing local government data stored in a geographic information system (GIS).

Overview
This session introduces you to GIS - what it is and what you can do with it. The focus of the 1.5 hour training session is on the TNRD and City of Kamloops’ interactive mapping systems. Working with CityMap and myRegionView, you will create maps, explore and analyze the data behind the maps, create a property report, measure, draw, and locate features of interest such as parks, zoning and library locations.

Dates
All sessions take place at the Kamloops Library (Downtown) in the Computer Lab.

Training Sessions for Business Community
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014: 10:30 a.m. – noon
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015: 10:30 a.m. – noon

Training Sessions for General Public
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014: 10:30 a.m. – noon
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015: 10:30 a.m. – noon

The sessions are offered free of charge, however seating is limited so registration is required. To register, email gisinfo@tnrd.ca or call 250-377-7190. You will receive an email with further instructions.


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