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May 7, 2018

Save the date and celebrate GIS day with us at the 2018 Spatial Forum! The UMN Spatial Forum is a yearly event highlighting spatial research, teaching, and outreach. This event is free and open to the public and features lighting talks, conversation, and the Borchert Lecture.

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Apr 12, 2018

Recording now available from the April 10th presentation by MGIS student, Nicole Helgeson.

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Apr 5, 2018

Recording now available from the April 4th presentation by Rebecca Barney, a  MGIS student and U-Spatial research assistant.

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Events

June 11
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

This free 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.

June 19
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.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. 

July 25
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This seven-hour workshop introduces participants to using a geographic information system (GIS) to analyze data and create maps. Through a combination of presentations and hands-on exercises, participants will learn basic GIS concepts and the fundamentals of spatial analysis. If you are brand new to GIS, Mapping 101 is a better workshop to get started.