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.

First Geospatial Brown Bag of the semester

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Make time on Wednesday, Sept. 13th from 12 – 1pm for the first Geospatial Brown Bag of the Fall 2017 semester.

Professor Chris Fisher and Associate Professor Stephen Leisz will discuss their work using LiDAR to discover pre-historic cities in Central America, and how LiDAR is transforming the practice of archaeology.
Seminar will be held in Morgan Library Room 203.  More details here.



Register soon for the Getting to Know Geographic Data workshop!

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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 are filling up fast!  All the details are on the Workshops page.

GIS in Higher Education Summit

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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 challenges, and strengthen our network of colleagues. It is also an opportunity to propose any action items that could be addressed or prioritized as a group.

This year we are honored to have as our lunchtime keynote speaker Dr. Lee Schwartz. As Geographer of the United States, Dr. Schwartz holds the position of the Director of the Office of The Geographer and Global Issues in the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research. (Note that Dr. Schwartz will also be presenting a public lecture that evening, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in Behavioral Sciences Building (BSB) Auditorium A101.

Registration is now closed.


TENTATIVE SCHEDULE: Morgan Library Event Hall

9:00 – 9:30          Registration

9:30 – 9:45          Intro and Welcome

9:45 – 10:30        Presentation and Discussion: Ethics and Spatial Data: Equity, access and efforts to limit the use of spatial data for science for decision making

10:45 – 11:30       Panel: Colorado Geospatial Data Repository

11:45 – 12:30       Lunch & Table Top(ic) Discussions: Topics TBD

12:30 – 1:30         “Spatial Thinking, Applied Geography, and Statecraft”, Lee Schwartz, Geographer of the U.S.

1:30 – 2:30            Short presentations from attendees

2:30 – 3:30           Break out room discussions:

1) Tools and Technical Updates

2) Teaching Methods and Resources

3) Meet the Geographer of the US

3:30 – 4:00            Whole Group: Reports from discussions and future plans

4:00 – 5:15            Happy Hour

5:30 – 6:30           Public Lecture: “Geography, Maps and Foreign Policy – Perspectives from the State Department Geographer”, Behavioral Sciences Building (BSB) A-101 Auditorium


Accessing the CSU campus and finding parking may be challenging due to road construction on and around campus. We’ve created and compiled a few resources to help, but please be patient, take deep breaths, and allow plenty of time to get here.
1.       To facilitate carpooling, we are attaching a list of names and institutions with the hopes that you will self-organize and drive together!
2.       On campus parking:
a.       Obtain a $12/day visitors parking pass at the Lake Street Garage parking office, and park in one of the campus garages or “A” or “Z” permit lots. Expect a 10 minute walk from most of these lots/garages to the Morgan Library.
b.       Alternatively, hourly parking is available in the Visitor lots for $1.75 per hour.
c.       To get to the Lake Street Garage office from I-25: Take I-25 to Mulberry St. and head west. Turn left (south) on College Ave, and turn right onto Lake St. Head west for ~1/4 mile and the garage will be on your left (south). The office is on the ground floor in the southwest corner.
3.       Off campus parking:
a.       Off-campus street parking is limited, and many nearby streets are restricted to residents. Refer to the map for details. Expect a 15-20 minute walk to the Library from most of the free off-campus street parking.
b.       Park for free south of campus along the MAX line and take the MAX bus into campus. It is less than a 10 minute walk from the MAX University Station to Morgan Library. Click here for more info.
c.       For those so inclined, you can bring your bike, park for free a few blocks off campus, and ride in like the locals!
4.       Road construction to be aware of:
a.       West bound Prospect Road is closed from Remington St. to College and from College to Mason St.
b.       Shields St. is closed in both directions at W. Elizabeth St., but you can still access campus via Shields St. from the south.
5.       For reference, please visit this custom made interactive map showing parking options and road closures. Thanks to Beth Tulanowski and Madison Wood for pulling this together!
Other resources:
·         CSU Visitor Parking
·         General Campus Map


Interactive CSU Parking Map: