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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. Research Computing oversees the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, the University of Minnesota Informatics Institute, and U Spatial. All three units are critical infrastructure that provide resources for compute- and data-intensive research to the University of Minnesota research community.

We will continue to provide the suite of services, including the help desk, training, and consulting from our location in 420 Blegen Hall. Contact the helpdesk with any geospatial questions via email ( or by phone (612 624-7591).