You are invited to access training and resources from two providers:
  • York Region’s Digital Academy
  • Geospatial Training Services

Digital Academy

Course Descriptions

The Region provides three GIS courses that are tailored specifically to the needs of the Partnership. Class size is limited to 14 people. Please send only those staff that will receive the maximum benefit from this training and can become champions for GIS within your organization.

Getting Started with GIS (Level 1)

Getting Started with GIS (Level 1) is designed to teach the basics of the ArcMAP and ArcCatalog within the ArcGIS Desktop Environment.

After completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Access, Input, Save, Export, and Manage GIS data using ArcCatalog
  • Create a GIS Map • Customizing your GIS data (symbology)
  • Use dynamic labeling for features and annotation

Dive Deeper with GIS (Level 2)

Dive Deeper with GIS (Level 2) dives deeper into ArcGIS processes and functionality.

After completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Create GIS Layer from X,Y field data and excel spreadsheets
  • Create, edit and manage GIS data
  • Geoprocessing, georeferencing, Joins and Relates and more

Data Quality: Concepts and Steps

Improving data quality in a methodical and sustainable way is an intensive process. This session introduces data quality concepts so that you can have meaningful conversations about sustainable data quality and introduces a methodology for data quality assessment and improvement that can be applied to any data asset.

After completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe five measurable dimensions of data and relate the dimensions to actual data situations
  • Understand fit for purpose and the role of data users and how they work together
  • Understand the role of data stewards in monitoring data quality
  • Describe the four stages of data quality assessment
  • Identify critical functions and fields in your dataset


Webinars are accessible through the Digital Academy Portal. Examples of two webinars are available below

Additional Resources

If you are looking for additional resources, please check out the Digital Academy Portal where you can find additional resources and self-serve training.

Partners who do not currently have access to the portal can request access by emailing

Request Training

Please note that submitting a training request does not guarantee registration in a session. Your request will be reviewed within 5 business days.

Upcoming Courses:

  • Getting Started with GIS (Level 1) – October 4 & 5
  • Dive Deeper with GIS (Level 2) – October 26 & 27

Please direct any questions to Course confirmations and wait list notifications come from Course confirmations include calendar appointments and Microsoft Teams meeting links.

Geospatial Training


Access Geospatial Training to help you get started or upgrade your skills with GIS. York Region employees and Partners can access online courses in:

  • Editing using ArcMap
  • ArcGIS Online
  • ArcGIS Pro
  • StoryMaps
  • Python Programming
  • Spatial Analysis
  • …and more

Request Training

To access the content please log-in to the YorkInfo Partnership Data Co-op.

If you do not have access to the Data Co-op please contact your YorkInfo Partnership representative using the links below: