What's New

September 2, 2016

Esri recently published a selection of 50 technical sessions from their 2016 User Conference. The videos are available for streaming at no cost through YouTube, and include a range of topics from using Business Analyst, to an introduction to the ArcGIS API for Javascript, to getting started with ArcGIS Server, and more!

View the entire workshop lineup here.

August 26, 2016

The Minnesota Population Center is pleased to announce the Fall 2016 Data Training Workshop Series. These free workshops are open to the public and are held on Friday afternoons on the UMN Twin Cities campus. MPC workshops support the academic research community in accessing and using the MPC’s free social science, geographic, and health data. 

July 18, 2016

Research Computing is an umbrella in the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) at the University of Minnesota that consolidates management of research computing services.

July 15, 2016

Are You Interested in a Career as a Humanitarian Aid Worker? Or maybe just interested in a challenging weekend of mapping? This seminar will examine crisis mapping while participating in the University of Minnesota’s Humanitarian Crisis Simulation on September 9-11, 2016.

July 12, 2016

Looking for identifying information on watersheds in Minnesota? See the Minnesota DNR Watersheds map, created by U-Spatial. Having difficulty finding a statewide, zoomable map that went to the HUC12 level, we created one using MNDNR's Watershed Suite data. MNDNR levels two through eight are included.

June 20, 2016

Thanks to all of the students who submitted entries to the 2016 U-Spatial Mapping Prize! The judges met on May 25th and as a group reviewed 32 maps in a variety of topics and formats. 

See the year's best maps here: https://uspatial.umn.edu/mapping-prize

May 4, 2016

 New courses being offered for Fall 2016. 

April 26, 2016

Are you a student looking for an internship? We're keeping track of opportunities and regularly updating this space with postings. Click on the title above to view the most recent internhips and opportunities.

April 22, 2016

The May 6 deadline for submitting maps to this year's U-Spatial Mapping Prize is rapidly approaching! We are looking for the most informative map, the most revealing map, the most provocative map, the most visually compelling map, and maybe the most transformative one. The U-Spatial Mapping Prize encourages students at the University of Minnesota to make provocative and innovative maps and will award substantial prizes in different categories (over $3,000 in cash awards!). Full details are available hereSubmit your maps today! 

March 25, 2016

The University of Minnesota Geographic Information Science (GISc) community seeks applications for the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium Student Scholar Program. One undergraduate and one graduate student will each receive an award to represent the University at the Student Scholar competition session at the Minnesota GIS/LIS Annual Conference in Fall 2016.

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Upcoming Events

October 6, 2016 -
8:30am to 4:30pm

This seven-hour workshop introduces participants to using a geographic information system (GIS) to analyze data and create maps. Through a combination of presentations and...

October 14, 2016 -
9:00am to 3:00pm

This five-hour workshop introduces participants to web-based mapping and spatial analysis using Esri's ArcGIS Online. Through a combination of lectures and hands-on activities...

November 2, 2016 -
9:00am to 3:00pm

This five-hour workshop introduces participants to web-based mapping and spatial analysis using Esri's ArcGIS Online. Through a combination of lectures and hands-on activities...

November 4, 2016 -
8:30am to 4:30pm

This seven-hour workshop introduces participants to using a geographic information system (GIS) to analyze data and create maps. Through a combination of presentations and...

November 16, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

The University of Minnesota Spatial Forum is a yearly event highlighting spatial research, teaching, and outreach at the University of Minnesota. This event is free and open...

December 1, 2016 -
9:00am to 3:00pm

This five-hour workshop introduces participants to web-based mapping and spatial analysis using Esri's ArcGIS Online. Through a combination of lectures and hands-on activities...

December 7, 2016 -
8:30am to 4:30pm

This seven-hour workshop introduces participants to using a geographic information system (GIS) to analyze data and create maps. Through a combination of presentations and...