The Geospatial Centroid organizes GIS-related workshops geared toward introducing and teaching practical GIS skills that can be used at school and in the workplace.

Upcoming Workshops


Learn R through the Geospatial Centroid    |   PDF
R Basics Workshop   |  Register     Almost full!

Thursday, Nov. 9th  |  3 – 5pm  |  Morgan Library Classroom 175   |   Free
Instructor: Tobin Magle, Morgan Library’s Cyberinfrastructure Facilitator

Learning how to code can be intimidating, but will save you time and effort in the long run. This workshop will cover the basics of using of tabular data in R studio.

  • By the end of this session, you will be able to:
    • Load data into R
    • Calculate summary statistics
    • Create exploratory graphs using R’s basic graphics package
    • …and you’ll be ready to take the R Spatial workshop on Nov. 16th
  • This session is geared toward beginners, so if you have experience using R, this isn’t the class for you.
  • Register here for the R Basics workshop


R Spatial Workshop   |   Get on the wait list


Thursday, Nov. 16th  |  10am – 12pm  |  Morgan Library Classroom 175  |  Free

Instructor: Todd Barr, Spatial statistician.

Learn how to utilize the power of the R programming language to work with and visualize spatial data.



Past Workshops:

Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro      |   PDF

Friday, Nov. 3rd   |   9am – 5pm   |   Morgan Library Classroom 175

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!

Topics Covered:

  • ArcGIS Pro interface and structure
  • Understanding licensing
  • Working with layers and properties
  • Creating map layouts
  • Geoprocessing and Analysis
  • Data creation and editing
  • Working seamlessly with ArcGIS Online
  • Publishing maps and tools
  • Visualizing in 3D


  • Instructors: Max Cook, Cartographer for the Nature Conservancy (and former Centroid intern!) and Elizabeth Tulanowski, Education Coordinator for the Centroid.
  •  Cost:
    • CSU Students:            Free  (Made possible by BSOF funding)
    • Non-CSU Students:  $40
    • CSU staff/faculty:     $120
    • Non-CSU:                     $150
  • This workshop is a collaborative effort between the Geospatial Centroid and the Geospatial Grad Students organization.

Email us if you have any questions or to get on the wait list.



Web Mapping: End to End     |    PDF 

In this 3-part hands-on workshop, learn about web mapping and field data collection techniques through a service learning project to map the McKee Medical Center’s “Wellness Walk” in Loveland.

  • 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.
    • Session 1: Friday, Sept. 29th  |  1 – 5pm  |  Morgan Library Classroom 174
      • Introduction to web mapping applications, preparing for field data collection
    • Session 2: Saturday, Oct. 14th  |  Morning (exact time TBD)  |  Meet on campus, field trip to Loveland to collect data
      • Collect field data at the McKee Medical Center Wellness Walk using mobile devices
    • Session 3: Friday,  Oct. 27th  |  1 – 5pm  |  Morgan Library Classroom 174
      • Back to the computer lab to process the field data and build he web maps
  • Instructor: David Puckett, Bright Rain Solutions. GIS web and desktop application developer.
  • Email us with any questions.


Have an idea for a workshop you’d like to see offered? Send us an email with your suggestions.

Want to teach a workshop? Let us know that too!


Our Spring 2017 workshops can be found on the Past Events page.