Current Projects

Alternative Transportation at CSU

CSU’s office of Parking and Transportation Services gathers data to better understand how students and faculty use alternative transportation to commute to campus. Counts and locations of bicycle tickets, bicycle accidents, bicycle injuries, and Transfort bus boardings are provided to the Centroid each month in order to map hazardous intersections and high usage bus stops. These data are then used to help inform future planning.

National Park Service

The Centroid has partnered with the National Park Service (NPS) to develop intern projects that meet the needs of NPS while providing interns with meaningful work and skill development. 

The Nature Conservancy: Global Lands

Projects for the Nature Conservancy, Global Lands Team, have included: digitizing shale oil and gas basins to update global uncoventional oil and gas threat assessment; assisting with compiling a spatial database for indigenous and community lands; and consolidating and editing data related to gorillas in Rwanda.

Secondary Cities

Secondary Cities is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State. Rapidly growing cities in developing countries lack the necessary data and information for future planning. This project aims to create resiliency, human security, and emergency preparedness through participatory mapping and collaborative partnerships. Centroid interns work to provide globally-available datasets to participating 2C cities, and also provide technical support to the project.

Semester at Sea

Develop and find relevant maps to serve as instructional materials for faculty on board the Semester at Sea voyage

National Wildlife Refuge Program: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Centroid interns use digital imagery to map visitor amenities in national wildlife refuges using protocols developed for use in ArcGIS Online.


Past Projects

Civil War Gunboats

Rachel Carson Center

TILT Partnership: Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Mapping Technologies and Spatial Thinking

Rocky Mountain National Park: Campsites

Antarctica History Book: Creating a series of maps for print publication

Colorado River Basin: Agricultural Water Governance and Predicted Stream Flow

Maps for a book, Citizen Explorer: the Life of Zebulon Pike by Jared Orsi

Aspen Valley Land Trust (AVLT)

Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML)

Colorado View

High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (HICAHS)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife