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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

Fall 2015 Walk-in Hours:

  • Monday 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Thursday 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm 
  • Friday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm(No walk-in hours on Nov. 20th)

Help desk meetings can also be arranged by appointment at uspatial@umn.edu.

Location: Blegen Hall 420

E-mail: uspatial@umn.edu

Phone: (612) 624-7591


From Left to Right: Katie, Brittany, Len, Rebecca, Coleman, Jacob, and Pete.

Other Resources

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

Esri Forums - Everything Esri