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Dec 22, 2017

Our Training Schedule for spring is now available! Workshops are available on Story Maps, ArcGIS Online, desktop GIS software, collecting field data, and more. 

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Oct 16, 2017

This tutorial is designed to direct possible approaches to creating 3D Prints based off of Lidar datasets. Methodology and recommendations come from personal experience creating a 3D print the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus. 

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Oct 26, 2017

Mark your calendars for this year's University of Minnesota Spatial Forum, held in conjunction with the annual Borchert Lecture and GIS Day. We invite you to join us for an afternoon of special events and presentations.

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February 23
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

February 23, 2018 9:00-11:00 a.m.

This two-hour workshop guides participants through the process of telling stories with maps using the Esri Story Map platform. A discussion about best practices in visual storytelling will precede a step-by-step tutorial on creating your own Esri Story Map. This workshop is co-sponsored by DASH.

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March 24 9:00 a.m. to March 25 3:00 p.m.

U-Spatial will again participate in this year's Geo:Code event, a community-generated conference to connect residents with Hennepin County and open data.  U-Spatial staff will are scheduled to lead two workshops on Saturday afternoon; Story Maps: Visual Storytelling with Maps and  Crowdsourcing Spatial Data Collection. Geo:Code is sponsored by Hennepin County, Hennepin County Libraries, and the Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

March 27 9:00 a.m.

This five-hour workshop introduces participants to web-based mapping and spatial analysis using Esri's ArcGIS Online. Through a combination of lectures and hands-on activities, participants will learn the fundamentals of designing and sharing online maps. Topics covered include preparing data for use, online data sources, map design, and spatial analysis.