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UMD Geospatial Analysis Center Launches Community GIS Grants

The Geospatial Analysis Center (GAC) Community GIS Grants allow non-profit groups to apply for GIS project services while GAC pays student staff to conduct this work with research staff guidance. A context for students to apply their GIS skills is one way GAC at supports the development of students preparing for graduate school and the geospatial industry. Our community work also brings value to UMD by fostering regional community and government relationships, providing high-quality consulting services, and completing revenue-generating projects.

Examples of previous work include:
• Viewshed analyses in Hartley Park to visually and statistically demonstrate the potential impacts of paved trails and new development in the park (for Hartley Nature Center)
• Educational presentation for leadership team about GIS in food access studies (for Great Lakes Second Harvest Food Bank)
• Data analyses from Duluth Hillside Neighborhood Survey to produce maps showing perceptions of safety, service needs, and community (for 1Roof Community Housing)

More information and the application form can be found here:

TerraPop Announces TerraClip

TerraPop is excited to announce our new tool, TerraClip. TerraClip allows you to easily get a country-level subset of selected global raster datasets. TerraClip's simple interface allows you to view and download the information you want for your areas of interest, either as an image or as georeferenced data for use in a GIS.
Existing sites for obtaining global-scale raster data are often difficult to use and require significant post-processing. TerraClip saves you the trouble of navigating those sites, identifying tiles in your area of interest, and stitching the tiles together.
TerraClip currently includes data on land cover, agricultural land use, and climate.

The Dollars and $ense of Land Use Patterns | Joe Minicozzi


The work of Joe Minicozzi and his firm Urban3 transforms the way in which we think about cities, suburbs, density, and infrastructure. They show, through the analysis of data, how our development practices have not only done a lot of environmental damage, but also driven most cities into insolvency, and how we can turn that around through strategies like increased density, green infrastructure, and downtown development.

From https://events.umn.edu/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticl...


Monday, September 14, 2015 - 6:00pm

Historical Minneapolis aerial photos available online

The University of Minnesota Libraries has completed digitization of more than 4,500 historical aerial photos of Minneapolis, as part of a collaborative effort with the City of Minneapolis and the Minnesota Historical Society. All of the large-scale, detailed aerial photos, dating back to 1938, are freely available for viewing by the public.

See them at http://www.continuum.umn.edu/2015/06/historical-minneapolis-aerial-photos-available-online