Current Projects

Estimating Shoreline Length of National Wildlife Refuges: Working with the US Fish and Wildlife Survey, Centroid interns are adapting and further developing methodologies to estimate the length of shorelines for over 180 National Wildlife Refuges.

Interns: Natalie Vogel, Julia Ledford, Liam McKee, Arian Brazenwood




Brightfields: Working with Assistant Professor Scott Carman (Landscape Architecture), Centroid interns are compiling spatial data that will populate a web mapping application to identify blighted or contaminated areas within Colorado that are suitable for renewable energy development.

Interns: Luke Chamberlain, Tom Hickey, Josh Reyling


Food Access Fort Collins

Food Access in Fort Collins: Supporting the work of local non-profit agencies through the Bohemian Foundation. the Centroid is developing a web mapping application to provide detailed information about food distribution sites in relationship to populations in need.

Intern: Caroline Norris



Prisons and Agriculture: This pilot project for researchers in the CSU Sociology Department seeks to verify agricultural activities associated with prisons in the U.S. Existing data from a variety of sources is being compared with satellite/aerial imagery to determine the context of agricultural land use as well as census-derived socio-demographic data.

Intern: Caroline Norris


Other current projects:

  • Watershed Data Hub: organize and publish multiple spatial data layers for four watersheds in the West
  • Lead Exposure in Milwaukee/Racine: prepare spatial data for use in modeling and prediction using AI and machine learning
  • Calculating distances between house sale locations and park boundaries and other features
  • Mapping survey responses regarding CSU Extension services to native/indigenous populations
  • Estimating seagrass coverage using drone imagery, Kalamos, Greece
  • 3-D geologic mapping of Owl Canyon for use as a teaching resource