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Sep 2, 2016

Esri recently published a selection of 50 technical sessions from their 2016 User Conference. The videos are available for streaming at no cost through YouTube, and include a range of topics from using Business Analyst, to an introduction to the ArcGIS API for Javascript, to getting started with ArcGIS Server, and more!

View the entire workshop lineup here.

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Aug 26, 2016

The Minnesota Population Center is pleased to announce the Fall 2016 Data Training Workshop Series. These free workshops are open to the public and are held on Friday afternoons on the UMN Twin Cities campus. 

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Jul 18, 2016

As of July 1st, U-Spatial is now part of Research Computing. 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.

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Jul 12, 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.

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Jul 7, 2016

A new tool to calculate split F&A rates is available.

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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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