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Dec 19, 2016

There has continued to be strong interest in access to the DigitalGlobe Basemap at the University of Minnesota throughout 2016. Access requests have come from students, faculty, and staff from a range of departments across campus, including Public Affairs, Forestry, Mathematics, Architecture, and Earth Sciences. Over 75 unique users have been using the Basemap to discover global imagery from Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Burkina Faso, Nepal, Kauai, Minnesota, and beyond.

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Dec 7, 2016
Big Ten Academic Alliance Geoportal
The Geoportal was launched in August and provides discoverability and facilitates access to geospatial resources. The resources in the portal are selected and curated by librarians and geospatial specialists at ten research institutions in the Big Ten Academic Alliance.
 
The resources include GIS datasets, web services, and digitized historical maps. 
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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 uspatial@umn.edu.

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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 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 15, 2016

Are You Interested in a Career as a Humanitarian Aid Worker? Or maybe just interested in a challenging weekend of mapping? This seminar will examine crisis mapping while participating in the University of Minnesota’s Humanitarian Crisis Simulation on September 9-11, 2016. The simulation is a three day experience designed to immerse participants in an environment typical of humanitarian crises.

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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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