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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

THE UMD DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY, URBAN, ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY STUDIES seeks applications for the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium Scholarship Program. One undergraduate will receive a scholarship to represent the University at a paper competition at the MN GIS/LIS Consortium Annual Conference in Fall 2014. The 24th Annual MN GIS/LIS Conference and Workshops is October 1-3, 2014. See the GAC bulletin board for an application.

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.

GISL has a new name - We are now the "Geospatial Analysis Center." This name better reflects our activities across UMD campus and with external entities.

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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