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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

Register soon for the Getting to Know Geographic Data workshop!

Register soon for the second session of the Adventures in Geospatial Technology workshop series:  Getting to Know Geographic Data, a free 2-hour hands on workshop with two offerings, April 5th and 6th. Designed for beginners who need to learn the basics of GIS to be productive on the job. Spots

GIS in Higher Education Summit

GIS Friends and Colleagues are invited to participate in the 9th Annual GIS in Higher Education Summit, on Thursday, March 30, 2017, hosted by the Geospatial Centroid at Colorado State University.
The Summit brings together GIS-oriented faculty, instructors, and students from across Colorado (and beyond) to share best practices, discuss common

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.