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.
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.
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.
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
New courses being offered for Fall 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 here. Submit your maps today!
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.
U-Spatial is pleased to announce the 2016 University of Minnesota Summer Spatial Boot Camp, an intensive, five-day geospatial workshop held on the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus from June 6th - 10th, 2016.
The GeoTech Center is pleased to announce the 2016 Undergraduate Geospatial Technology Skills Competition! The intent of the competition is to showcase the geospatial technology skills of U.S. undergraduate students. Competing students will create a project that utilizes geospatial technology to address a real-world problem. The student will then present the project and the resulting deliverables as a Poster that not only highlights their use of geospatial technology, but also demonstrates their communication and presentation skills.
Cities around the nation are grappling with the need to maintain and renovate the often-overlooked infrastructure that supports services like drinking water and sewage systems. In extreme situations improperly maintained systems can result in health hazards like those caused by the water quality crisis in Flint, Mich. In Minnesota, 5.5 million people depend on the state’s aging infrastructure, which will require maintenance and replacement over the next few decades to stay safe and reliable.