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Nov 2, 2016

This page is an outlet for undergraduate and graduate students to find geospatial internships and opportunities.

If you have a position you would like posted, please email

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Oct 17, 2016

The International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU) Story Maps Competition is a contest aimed at young people from around the world to help raise awareness of the global implications of local everyday actions. Esri is inviting high school and college age students to share their perspectives and research on topics associated with global understanding by creating story maps that examine and address the ways in which we inhabit our increasingly globalized world. Learn more on the IYGU Competition website.

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Oct 11, 2016

The University of Minnesota Spatial Forum is a yearly event highlighting spatial research, teaching, and outreach at the University of Minnesota. This event is free and open to the public and features lighting talks, exhibitor booths, and keynote presentation.

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Sep 26, 2016

Updated information regarding subrecepient commitment forms.

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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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