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

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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 in OpenStreetMap for a humanitarian project. Exact project and region TBD.

No experience required, if you can trace, you can map!  (An external mouse really helps.)

More details can be found on the Meetup page, HERE

Geospatial Brown Bag: Tuesday, Sept. 11th, 12-1pm

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The first Geospatial Brown Bag of the semester will be Tuesday, Sept. 11, 12 – 1pm in Morgan Library Room 203

GIS Instructor Elizabeth Tulanowski will be discussing how she used Collector for ArcGIS for a fun and completely non-work-related application, capturing her path in a race car around a track.

Topics discussed will include data setup, collection techniques, lessons learned with GPS, and processing methods to calculate lap time and speed.

(This presentation is a sneak preview of Beth’s upcoming session at the GIS in the Rockies Conference)

ArcGIS Pro: Summer Workshop Series

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Looking for something to do this summer? Learn ArcGIS Pro!

The ArcGIS Pro: Summer Workshop Series will be offered June 21st and 28th as four different 1/2 day workshops in CSU’s Morgan Library.

Click here for the flier or visit the Workshops page for all the details and registration info.

GIS Applications in Epidemiology: Last brown bag of the semester!

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Our last brown bag of the semester is next week on Thursday, Dec. 7th, 12-1pm in Animal Sciences Room 33.

(Note the room change – it is NOT in Morgan Library)


GIS Applications in Epidemiology, will highlight 3 research projects that made extensive use of geospatial technology:

  • Using Geospatial Methods to Measure the Risk of Environmental Persistence of Avian Influenza in South Carolina (A Pilot Study)  |  Chloe Stenkamp-Strahm
  • Geolocation of livestock premises and their population in Pakistan and Thailand: A simulation process model  |  Usman Zaheer
  • Foot and Mouth Disease: Modelling potential fomite travel via Feed and Milk trucks in Michigan  |  David South

Mapathon: Thurs. Nov. 16th, 5-7pm

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Join us after our GIS Day GeoTech & Tapas event on Nov. 16th:
Mapathon to support the Ger Community Mapping Center in Mongolia

Thursday Nov. 16th, 5 – 7pm at the Ramskeller Pub in the CSU Lory Student Center.

Bring a laptop, no experience necessary. Full details can be found on the OSM Colorado Meetup page.

Volunteers and collaborators at the Ger Community Mapping Center focus on addressing urban and environmental challenges, including work with urban services, small businesses, public health and safety, pollution, energy efficiency, environmental protection and sustainable practices.  They develop and test ideas, pilot mapping projects to generate useful and interesting maps, based on information relevant to local communities, to bring about a positive impact.

The goal of this mapathon will be to create spatial data to support their efforts, and bring about positive change to the people and landscape of Mongolia.

GeoTech & Tapas | The Centroid GIS Day Event on Thursday, Nov. 16th

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Explore the diverse world of geospatial technology in small bytes:

GeoTech & Tapas

Thursday, Nov. 16th  |  1 – 5pm  |  Morgan Library Event Hall

Free and open to the public!

The schedule of presenters will be posted soon on the News and Events page.




Would you like the Centroid to present in your class to promote the value of geospatial technology?

Would you like to present your geospatial work at the GeoTech & Tapas event? 5, 10, and 15-minute presentation slots are available.

Sign up here for a presentation slot at the event, or to have us come to your class.

Learn R through the Geospatial Centroid

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The Centroid is offering 2 workshops in November to learn the R programming language:

R Basics workshop:   Thursday, Nov. 9th   |   3 – 5 pm  |   Morgan Library Classroom 175

R Spatial workshop:   Thursday, Nov. 16th   |   10am – 12pm   |   Morgan Library Classroom 175

All the details and registration info can be found on the Workshops page.

Click here for the flier

Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro Workshop: Nov. 3rd

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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   |   9am – 5pm   |   Morgan Library Classroom 175

Find all the details on our Workshops page or on this PDF.

Update: 10/27: Workshop is now full, but you can email us to get on the wait list, a few spots may open up.


Workshop – Web Mapping: End to End

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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: Friday, Sept. 29th
  • Session 2: Saturday, Oct. 14th
  • Session 3: Friday,  Oct. 27th

Workshop is free, but registration priority will be given to dedicated participants who can attend all 3 sessions, as this is a service-learning opportunity in which we will create a final product for the McKee Medical Center Foundation.


Register now, space is limited!

Email us with any questions.

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

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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.