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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, presentations, and other geospatial events for both on- and off-campus users.

Get Help

For geospatial assistance, contact the Centroid office directly. Email: gis@colostate.edu or call: 970-491-2774. You can also drop by the office (210 Morgan Library) though appointments are strongly recommended.

Recent Posts

Learn open source GIS in our workshops on Oct. 25th and 26th

The Geospatial Centroid and Metro State University are offering one-day workshops on open source GIS:
Keeping up with GIS Technology: A hands-on Experience
See our Workshops page for all the details!

Augmented Reality: it’s more than just fun and games. Oct 1st, 12-1pm

Mark your calendar for the next Geospatial Brown Bag:
Augmented Reality: Using GIS Data Out In The Real World
Presented by Brian Collison, Argis Solutions
Monday, Oct. 1st  |  12 – 1 pm   |   Morgan Library Rm. 203
Augmented Reality is more than just fun and games!
In this Geospatial

Mapathon! Tuesday, Sept. 11th 5-7pm

Sept. 11th is a big day for the Centroid – our first Brown Bag seminar AND our first Mapathon of the semester.

5:00 – 7:00pm
At the Ramskeller, lower level of the Lory Student Center
CSU Campus, Fort Collins

Bring a laptop to help create spatial data

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.