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stylized map of land and river with no distinguishing information
Enhanced map image; originally produced by Becca Barney


We are excited to announce that on July 1st, the Geospatial Analysis Center (GAC) at UMD merged with U-Spatial in the Office of the Vice President for Research and is now U-Spatial @UMD. The merger will benefit UMD students, faculty and staff by allowing for the expansion of services such as software training, methodology support, and other research connections without cost to departments. This merger will also advance cross-disciplinary and systemwide partnerships by encouraging spatial thinking and providing spatial support.

With this merger, U-Spatial has two locations! You can find us in our lab in 420 Blegen Hall on the Twin Cities campus and U-Spatial @UMD, located at 389 Kirby Plaza. The help desk can be reached via email (

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