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What is the "Centroid"?

Who We Are

The "Centroid" is a geospatial resource and education center that serves students, faculty, and the greater community on all aspects of geographic information systems (GIS) and other spatial technologies.

What We Do

We offer geospatial and cartographic services for research and other projects in the community.


We provide information about geospatial courses at CSU and other training opportunities such as workshops and Co-Ops for on and off-campus users.

Get Help

Need assistance with GIS-related questions? Contact the Centroid office directly. Email us at gis@colostate.edu or call: 970-491-2774. You can also drop by the office (210 Morgan Library) though appointments are strongly recommended for Geos

Recent Posts

Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro Workshop: Nov. 3rd

Want to learn ArcGIS Pro?  Here’s your chance!
Learn the essentials of ArcGIS Pro, from the basics of the new interface to how seamlessly you can publish web maps to ArcGIS Online. Geared toward those who already have some familiarity with GIS and ArcMap, but all are welcome!
Friday, Nov. 3rd 

Workshop – Web Mapping: End to End

Learn all about field data collection and web mapping techniques in this FREE 3 part hands-on workshop, participating in a service learning project to map the McKee Medical Center’s “Wellness Walk” in Loveland.
Full details can be found on our Workshops page or in the flier.

Session 1:

Upcoming Geospatial Brown Bag: Mapping the Health of the Poudre River – Sept 27th, 12:15pm

The Centroid’s next Geospatial Brown Bag will be: The State of the Poudre: Mapping the Health of the Cache la Poudre River. Wednesday, Sept. 27th, 12:15pm – 1:15pm. Morgan Library Room 203. Presented by Jared Heath, City of Fort Collins Watershed Specialist.

Featured Centroid Projects

We support a wide range of researchers in developing GIS projects, cartographic products, and interactive maps.

Cache La Poudre Watershed

The Centroid has developed an initial web mapping site that includes multiple data layers for the Cache La Poudre River Watershed.