With SpIOMM, we obtained numerous spectra in the visible range covering simultaneously several emission lines of bright Hii regions in the spiral galaxies NGC 628 and M101. We measured the size and luminosity of the Hii regions as well as the gas metallicity, temperature, and density. We estimated the age and star forming rate of the young stellar populations associated with the Hii regions. We looked for gradients along the galaxy radius and search for relations with the galactic arm positions. This is a first step in a project, based on a detailed study of stellar populations, to rebuild the history of spiral galaxies and to identify the mechanisms responsible for their evolution.