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Help Desk

The Help Desk is available to answer your GIS questions.  We can answer most GIS and spatial data questions; but if we can't answer your question, we know who on campus can and will get you connected with an expert.  Some common types of questions the Help Desk can answer are:

  • Assistance choosing a GIS tool
  • Using Esri ArcDesktop software
  • Using Quantum GIS software
  • Configuring GIS servers (Esri, MapServer, Geoserver, etc.)
  • Google Map mashups
  • Spatial data processing
  • Finding data
  • Finding an expert
  • Finding a lab or equipment 

Contact Help Desk:

General Hours: Monday - Friday  9:00am - 5:00pm

Walk-in Hours (Without Appointment)Monday 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

                                                              Tuesday 9:00 am - noon

                                                              Wednesday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

                                                              Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

                                                              Friday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Note: Walk-in hours will not be available during the week of Spring Break (March 16-20). Please e-mail uspatial@umn.edu to arrange a meeting during this week. Normal walk-in hours will resume on Monday, March 23.

Location: Blegen Hall 420

E-mail: uspatial@umn.edu

Phone: (612) 624-7591

U-Spatial Help Desk, Fall 2014

Left to Right: Ian, Ben, Francis, Brittany, Lucas, Agata, Taylor, Len, and Allen.

Other Resources

GIS StackExchange - Public forum for all types of GIS and remote sensing questions

Esri Forums - Everything Esri