Four great workshops you should look into

Four great workshops you should look into

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The Centroid has 4 great upcoming workshops to finish off the spring semester.

Which ones will YOU attend?

Cartography: Tips, Tricks, and Lessons Learned

In this free 2-hour hands-on workshop, CSU alum and Nature Conservancy cartographer Max Cook will show how to accomplish some cartographic tricks to make beautiful and inspiring maps, and provide some handy tips for making map-making easier.

Friday, April 26th, 2 – 4pm. Morgan Library Room 174   |   Click here to register


ArcGIS Pro workshops

  • Migrating from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro.

Thursday, April 25th, 8:30am – 11:30am.  Morgan Library Room 174.

Students: Free ; Non-students (CSU or otherwise): $25


Geared toward those with ArcMap experience, this workshop will focus on how to get started in ArcGIS Pro, starting with an MXD and learning how to use the new interface to accomplish the most common tasks such as navigation, editing, geoprocessing, and making a simple map. Licensing, installation and reasons for migration will also be discussed.



  • Creating and managing map layouts in ArcGIS Pro.

Wednesday, May 1st, 1:00 – 4:00pm. Morgan Library Room 174. Optional Q&A time 4:00 – 5:00pm.

Students: Free ; Non-students (CSU or otherwise): $25


Bring your own MXDs* and data for both guided and self-directed exercises working with layouts, configuring map elements and using templates. Learn to make the most of ArcGIS Pro’s new layout functionality and symbology options, such as multiple layouts, WYSIWYG formatting, and improved behavior of map elements. Geared toward those with some experience in ArcGIS Pro.   (*Sample MXDs and data will be provided for those who need them)


Introduction to Multi-Spectral Remote Sensing: The Basics

This free workshop is for those who have an understanding of GIS and want to learn something about Multi-Spectral Remote Sensing.  The workshop will overview aspects of the electromagnetic spectrum that multi-spectral remote sensing works with and introduce concepts such as band ratioing (and what NDVI, NDMI, NBR are) and land cover classification.

A hands-on lab will be introduced during the workshop.

  • Friday, May 3rd  |  1:00 – 4:00pm
  • Morgan Library Classroom 174
  • Instructor: Dr. Steven Leisz, Dept. of Anthropology and Geography
  • Register here

ArcGIS Pro Workshops – April 25 and May 1

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Registration is now open for our two workshops in ArcGIS Pro!


Here are the highlights, and details and registration links are on the WORKSHOPS page





  • Migrating from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro.

Thursday, April 25th, 8:30am – 11:30am.  Morgan Library Room 174.

COST:   Students: Free    |     Non-students (CSU or otherwise): $25


  • Creating and managing map layouts in ArcGIS Pro.

Wednesday, May 1st, 1:00 – 4:00pm. Morgan Library Room 174. Optional Q&A time 4:00 – 5:00pm.

COST:   Students: Free    |    Non-students (CSU or otherwise): $25

GIS Colorado Scholarships

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GIS Colorado is pleased to announce four scholarships available to students exhibiting academic excellence in the geospatial technologies fields: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), or related disciplines. 

Details and application

GIS Colorado is offering four scholarships for 2019:

  • Two scholarships to full-time students
    • One $1500 undergraduate
    • One $1500 graduate
  • Two scholarships to part-time students
    • One $500 undergraduate
    • One $500 graduate

Undergraduate scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate excellence in the application of geospatial tools, and are intended to support student learning and experience with geospatial technologies and tools. Graduate awards are designed to support application of GIS knowledge and expertise to independent and original research.

All winners will also receive a one year membership to GISCO. Scholarship recipients who present their project at GIS in the Rockies (as a poster or presentation), will have their conference registration fee paid by GISCO.

DEADLINE IS 11:59PM MDT, MAY 19, 2019

Finding data and solving problems in ArcGIS Online

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Free presentation and workshop in ArcGIS Online with Esri’s Joseph Kerski
Wed. March 6th:

1:00 -2:00pm:  Presentation, Morgan Library Room 203

2:00 – 4:00pm: Hands-on workshop, Morgan Library Room 175 (Free, but registration required)

Upcoming Events!

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Join us at some of our upcoming events: Seminars, a workshop, and a Mapathon:

Web Mapping workshops: Feb. 1st and 8th

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The Centroid is offering a two-part web mapping workshop, Feb. 1st and Feb. 8th.

Learn the fundamentals of web mapping with web developer David Puckett of Bright Rain Solutions in two Friday afternoon sessions.  Geared towards students, but all are welcome.  Some GIS experience is necessary.

This is a special opportunity to learn web mapping and development skills, which are not covered in the CSU geospatial curriculum.

Sign up for one or both sessions.

Session 1, Web mapping basics and platforms 

Friday, Feb. 1st, 1:30 – 4:00pm (Morgan Library Rm 174)

There are many options when it comes to getting your spatial data on the web, including platforms outside the traditional GIS space. This hands-on workshop will be an exploration of various web mapping platforms using readily available open data sources.

Come with questions and curiosity and leave with an understanding of options for putting your data on a map available to the wider world in a browser. There will also be a gentle introduction to custom web mapping applications, as an invitation to join Session 2, that will dive a little deeper into building custom, web map applications.

Register here for Session 1

Session 2, Customizing web maps with Javascript 

Friday, Feb. 8th, 1:00- 4:00pm (Morgan Library Rm 173)

As a follow up to the exploration of web mapping platforms in Session 1, we will wade into the world of custom web map development. This is a hands-on workshop that will introduce you, at a high level, to the various components that make up custom web maps.

Meant for the web beginner, come with curiosity and a willingness to explore. Session 1 or equivalent experience is strongly recommended.

You will gain an understanding of what it takes to build your own web mapping application along with resources for further exploration. It is an opportunity for you to spend time with professional developers, ask questions and walk away with (at least one) application that you’ve built yourself (!).

Register here for Session 2

Instructor: David Puckett, BrightRain Solutions

David has 20 years of experience in geospatial technology. He has been an instructor at Front Range Community College where he taught a web mapping course and owns a small business focused on building custom web mapping applications for the City of Seattle, EPA, State of Washington and many others.

Cost: Thanks to David Puckett and support from the Geospatial Centroid, we are able to offer these workshops at no cost! 

ArcGIS Pro Q&A – Licensing, installing, migrating

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Thinking of moving to ArcGIS Pro?

Perhaps hesitating, because it all seems to confusing or daunting?

Let us help clear the air with the Centroid’s upcoming brown bag lunch seminar:

ArcGIS Pro Q&A: What you should know about licensing, installing, and migrating

Tuesday, Jan. 29th

12:00 – 1:15pm

Morgan Library Room 203


Bring your lunch and even your laptop, if you’d like to get Pro set up on your own machine.


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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