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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

Morgan Library closed, email us for questions and geospatial support

While the Morgan Library building is closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Centroid is supporting you with online and virtual support.
Should you have questions, please contact us at gis@colostate.edu.

Instructor resources for teaching geospatial science remotely

For instructors or TA’s looking for GIS, Remote Sensing, or Programming resources to use in their classes during this online instruction period, take a look at this thread on Twitter with some ideas:

We're all scrambling to find great ways to provide quality geospatial education to our students now.

AAG Conference Poster Competition – deadline March 10th

The AAG (American Association of Geographers) conference is coming up  April 6-10 in Denver, and Esri is sponsoring a poster contest – if you have GIS work to show off, consider entering!
Submissions will be judged and awarded in the following 4 categories:

Best Use of Spatial Analysis Methods: How

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.