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Apr 22, 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.

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Mar 25, 2016

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.

TERMS OF AWARD: 

Each Student Scholar will receive the following:

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Mar 1, 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.

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Feb 22, 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.

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Feb 22, 2016

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.

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Jan 5, 2016

Every January, the University Data Center shuts down for a weekend for maintenance and upgrades. This year's maintenance period is January 8-10. So beginning this Friday afternoon, the following services may not be available until January 11.

ArcGIS Services - This includes the library maps, Solar Map, and many other services.
Maps.umn.edu - All maps hosted on this site will be unavailable.

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Jan 2, 2016

 Starting in January 2016, the NSF will require that scientific publications and the digital data that generated the publication will be publically deposited. Initially, the DOE's PAGES system will serve as the repository for the publications. You may access the detailed plan on the National Science Foundation's website.

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Dec 9, 2015

The next monthly meet-up for faculty and students interested in DASH methods and practices will be held in the LATIS space in 110 Anderson Hall. Ryan Mattke, Head of the Borchert Map Library, will give a talk about a range of geohumanities projects in which the Borchert Map Library has been involved. Please join us for coffee and keen discussion.

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Nov 11, 2015

Featuring the Borchert Lecture and celebrating GIS Day!

Friday, November 20, 2015
Venue: Ralph Rapson Hall
12:00 to 5:00 pm

An event to highlight the spatial activities happening at the University of Minnesota. The event is free and open to the public.

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Nov 9, 2015
Check it out -- this is an application designed to help users find spatial data with a focus on the state of Minnesota. Let us know what you think!
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