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A Glimpse of Geography’s Human Impact: Work at the US Department of State’s Office of the Geographer and Humanitarian Information Unit

Thursday, December 6th. 10:15-11:15

Morgan Library room 203


Presented by Laura Cline, U.S. Department of State

GIS Day! Celebrate with the Centroid on Thursday, Nov. 15th

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CSU will be celebrating GIS Day on Thursday Nov. 15th, 10am – 3pm in Morgan Library Event Hall

Check out the GIS Day page for all the details.
On the agenda are speakers, lunch with GIS experts, a panel discussion on open source vs. commercial software, a poster gallery, and a Mapathon. And there may be cake.





Feel free to share and post our flier: GISDay2018

Learn ArcGIS Pro in our 1/2 day workshops, Nov. 16th

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Registration is now open for our 1/2 day workshops in ArcGIS Pro!

Friday Nov. 16th  |  Morgan Library Room 174

  • Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro  |  8:30am – 12:00pm
  • Spatial Analysis with ArcGIS Pro  |  1:00pm – 4:30pm


All the details and registration info are on the Workshops page


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

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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

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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 Brown Bag learn how augmented reality is being used to bring GIS data out into the real world to locate hidden infrastructure with high accuracy: saving time, reducing risk, and preventing accidents.

We’ll  have a 30-minute presentation in Morgan Library Rm 203 followed by a 30-minute hands-on demonstration outside in the real world.


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.