Special Events:

March 30th, 2017:  GIS in Higher Education Summit

Geographer of the United States: Lee Schwartz. VIDEO of Public Lecture

Past Workshops

Spring 2017:

Spatial Thinking and GIS Workshop: Enhancing Skills and Career Opportunities for CSU Graduate Students Beyond Academia. (Click here for the PDF)

Friday, April 14th  |   12:00 – 5:00pm   |   Morgan Library Event Hall

This workshop will provide graduate students with an introduction to the soft-skills of ‘spatial analysis,’ and to the technical aspects of GIS. Students will discover how geospatial skills can have a multiplying and complementary effect on the work they are undertaking within their disciplinary home, and render them more competitive for opportunities in diverse career areas.

  • Introduce graduate students to how spatial analysis and GIS skills, techniques, and tools are currently used in a variety of workplaces (this will include a hands-on introduction to GIS)
  • Explain how to build upon these basic skills at CSU
  • Provide examples of how to highlight these skills in a CV, resume, or during a job interview

Presented by the Geospatial Centroid, with support of a grant from the CSU Graduate School.

Adventures in Geospatial Technology Workshop Series

Session 1: Explore ArcGIS Pro

Have you tried ArcGIS Pro yet? Now is your chance!  Get your hands on the latest addition to Esri’s desktop suite of GIS software, ArcGIS Pro. Workshop will include demos, step-by-step exercises, and free time to explore ArcGIS Pro. Free, but registration is required.

 Wednesday, March 22nd   |   12 – 2 pm   |   Morgan Library Classroom 173

Session 2: Getting To Know Geographic Data 

Get started with geospatial technology in this 2-hour beginner level hands-on workshop. Learn about spatial data structures and formats, geographic coordinates and projections, and choices for web and desktop GIS applications. Geared toward beginners who need to learn the fundamentals of GIS and geographic data. Free, but registration is required.

Wednesday, April 5th   |   3 – 5 pm   or   Thursday, April 6th   |   12:30 – 2:30 pm

Click here to see a detailed outline of topics

Fall 2016:

Introduction to Python for ArcGIS: Oct. 28th and Nov. 4th, 2016

Past Brown Bags

Spring 2017:

Topic Presenter Date and Time Location
NASA DEVELOP Research Projects: (PDF)

Mapping Riparian Corridors and Vegetation Cover in the Verde River Watershed

Biofueling the Future with NASA Earth Observations

Brian Woodward and the DEVELOP research teams Tues, March 28

12 – 1pm

Morgan Library Room 203
Studying Japanese Internment Camps through StoryMaps   (PDF)  Kellie Nicholas, CSU Public Lands History Center  Thurs, Mar. 912 – 1 pm  Morgan Library Room 203
Open Source Mapping and Spatial Analysis with PostGIS   (PDF)

Brown Bag + Hands-on workshop in one! Stay after the presentation for hands-on activities with PostGIS

Todd Barr, Vantage-SE Tues, Feb. 28

12 – 2 pm

Morgan Library Computer Classroom 174
eRAMS: A Web Platform for Analyzing and Sharing Geospatial Data     (PDF) Tyler Wible, Civil and Env. Engineering Tues, Feb. 14

12 – 1 pm

Morgan Library Room 203
Volunteered Geographic Information and the Secondary Cities Initiative         How OpenStreetMap and VGI were used during the Nepal Earthquake     (PDF) Gaurav Thapa, Kathmandu Living Labs Thurs, Feb. 9

12 – 1 pm

Morgan Library Event Hall
Planet Imagery: Mission 1 – Imaging the Whole Earth Every Day      (PDF) Ian Schneider, Planet Wed, Feb. 1

12 – 1 pm

Morgan Library Room 203