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Jun 20, 2016

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:

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Jun 19, 2016

A worksheet is available to assistance with budget calculations.

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May 4, 2016
  • GEOG 5900-001. Advanced Geocomputing (3 cr.; Dr. Eric Shook): 

Advanced study of computational approaches used in spatial analytics and modeling.  Topics include spatial data processing, parallel computation, spatial big data, cyberGIS, and open source libraries and tools. Hands-on experience developing spatial algorithms and using GIS packages.


  • GEOG 5900-002. Advanced Cartography and Geovisualization (3 cr.; Dr. Somayeh Dodge):  

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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.


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.

Over the course of five days, participants will learn the fundamentals of Remote Sensing, GPS, LiDAR, Cartography, and more. Emphasis is on gathering, creating, managing, analyzing, and communicating spatial data. In addition to short courses, guest speakers will present on applications of geospatial tools and techniques.

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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. - 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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