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Geospatial Analysis Center
  • Prehistoric archaeological analysis of the travel corridor along the Cloquet River system
  • HAZUS flood analysis in Dakota County, MN
  • Delineation of historic logging activity for pine and moose studies
  • GAC staff save misplaced duck and chicks
  • GIS mapping and analysis to provide the best potential trail alignment and amenity locations for the Lake Vermilion Trail
  • GIS of Culturally Significant Features, Spirit Mountain Area, Minnesota
  • City of Duluth Recreational Trail Map

News and Announcements


Check out the calendar below for GIS tutor hours in Kirby 389.

The 24th Annual MN GIS/LIS Conference and Workshops is October 1-3, 2014 in Rochester, MN.
Congratulations to Chris Dahlman who will be representing UMD in the Scholarship Competition at the conference. As UMD's representative, Chris won a free registration to the conference and $200!

Congratulations to Daniel Weatherly, whose internship work in Cook County this summer was highlighted by Esri! How to create a multiscale Fire Run Book

Did you know that all 5 GUESS students that worked in the Geospatial Analysis Center last winter now have jobs using GIS in the Duluth area? Congratulations to Steph Gibeau and Sam Geibner for landing jobs at North Point Geographic Solutions, Charlie Moore for his job at Arrowhead Regional Development Commission , Lee Carson for his job at LHB, and Mary Heise at MN DNR!

Join us November 19 for UMN Spatial Forum!! We will travel to the UMN campus. This event will be held in conjunction with the annual Borchert Lecture and GIS Day and will take place from 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm in the Rapson Hall Atrium on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota. Activities will include: Lightning Talks, Exhibitor Booths, Panel Discussion, Poster Competition, Snacks and Happy Hour, MGIS Alumni Meet-Up.

Don't forget to check out the job board in Cina 3rd floor periodically if you are looking for a job - or see Stacey if you want to get on an email list for opportunities. There are many positions out there!

Check out the GIS major.

UMN has a GIS help desk available to us:, (612) 624-7591. If you would like to follow U-Spatial activities directly, please see:

View the 2014 Brochure for the Center

The Geospatial Analysis Center is located in 324-326 Cina Hall on the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) campus. The Center's staff and its services contribute to the UMD Campus as an educational resource and as a research facility for cartographic and geographic information system (GIS) needs. GAC has a strong history of obtaining sponsored research and contract work in the form of external contracts, internal services, and sponsored research. The technical services provided by GAC staff include: spatial analysis, statistical analyses, data editing, and database management in GIS research. GAC's role in the research process also includes project design, identification of system and data needs, data acquisition, budget estimates, and oversight of the project.

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