What's New

January 23, 2017

We're back for spring semester with fresh workshops and more sections than ever. As always, our instructor-led workshops are free for UMN students, faculty, and staff. External participants pay just $50/course. Register today, classes fill up fast!

January 31, 2017

The Informatics Interest Group is hosting a GIS-themed talk tomorrow. Louai Alarabi will talk about SpatialHadoop, an open source MapReduce extension designed specifically to handle huge datasets of spatial data on Apache Hadoop.

Who: Louai Alarabi 
What: SpatialHadoop, MapReduce
When: Wednesday, Feb 1st 2017, 3:30 PM
Where: Walter Library, room 585

January 9, 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 1:25pm - 2:25pm
Lind 305
Shashi Shekhar (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)

December 19, 2016

Having unparalleled access to high-resolution commercial imagery has created exciting new opportunities for furthering research and learning on campus.

December 7, 2016

New datasets, a brand new Geoportal, and other new acquisitions from the Borchert Map Library.

November 2, 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.

October 17, 2016

The International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU) Story Maps Competition is a contest aimed at young people from around the world to help raise awareness of the global implications of local everyday actions. Esri is inviting high school and college age students to share their perspectives and research on topics associated with global understanding by creating story maps that examine and address the ways in which we inhabit our increasingly globalized world. Learn more on the IYGU Competition website.

October 11, 2016

This year's UMN Spatial Forum is November 16.

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. 

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Upcoming Events

March 1, 2017 -
12:00pm to 12:59pm

With ArcGIS Desktop eventually being phased out in 2022, now is an excellent time to familiarize yourself with Esri’s newer GIS software package, ArcGIS Pro. From now until...

March 3, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am

This hour-long workshop introduces participants to DigitalGlobe Basemap, an online application for browsing and downloading global high resolution commercial satellite imagery...

March 10, 2017 -
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...

March 23, 2017 -
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...

March 30, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Google Earth Engine is a platform for cloud-based digital image processing and visualization. Petabytes of public satellite imagery are stored and organized for use with the...

April 13, 2017 -
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...

April 19, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us for our monthly lunchtime speaker series featuring tutorials and project presentations related to geospatial research happening at the University of Minnesota. 

April 21, 2017 -
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...

April 27, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

This three-hour, hands-on workshop will look at the different standards for storing spatial data (shapefiles, databases, and file formats) and will assess the advantages and...

May 4, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us for our monthly lunchtime speaker series featuring tutorials and project presentations related to geospatial research happening at the University of Minnesota.