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Training, conferences, and current events

GAC at the ESRI user conference

Fall 2017

GAC student staff Alex Nelson won the undergraduate student scholarship competition at the MN GIS/LIS Consortium's annual conference this October in Bemidji! Alex presented his project Mapping UMD: Creating a Transportation Network for an Indoor Environment, and won an $800 scholarship. Congratulations Alex!

On October 27th the Geospatial Analysis Center will host a free, 3-hour workshop on ArcGIS Online and Web Mapping for UMD faculty and staff. To sign up or learn more, email

Summer 2017

Congratulations to GAC student staff Keegan Rablehofer for winning a U-Spatial Mapping prize for Undergraduate - Best Use of Maps ($250)  for his interactive web map UMD Land Lab & SAP Farm Crop Rotation.

Spring 2017

Check out our spring newsletter.

Winter 2016-2017

The Geospatial Analysis Center will be hosting free, 3-hour workshops on ArcGIS Online and Web Mapping for UMD faculty and staff. The next workshops are scheduled for February 24th and March 24th, from 9am - noon. To sign up or learn more, please contact Micaella Penning at


Our winter newsletter is now available, and we've done something new this time, creating the entire newsletter using the ArcGIS Online Story Map template!

Welcome to our four new student workers: Amanda, Siona, Keegan, and Garrett!

Cloquet workshop

On January 16th GAC staff presented at A Gathering of Great Minds, a professional development educator day for 9 area school districts at the Cloquet Senior High School. Teachers from around the region attended various GIS workshops ranging from basic introductory overviews to using story maps and web GIS in the Humanities. Thanks to the Esri ConnectEd initiative, all schools in the country have free access to ArcGIS Online organizational accounts. 

To learn more about our past activities & events, click here.