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Projects, undertaken in collaboration with faculty, students, public agencies and private agencies.

GAC Projects

Research in the Geospatial Analysis Center emphasizes regional sustainability applications, including land-use and transit planning, rural community sustainability, renewable resources, and foodshed assessment and analysis. The GAC provides GIS services and research to UMD departments, UMD administration, and external organizations. These projects are obtained through competitive and non-competitive means and are funded through sponsored projects, external sales, and the GIS Student Support Fund, a University Foundation fund.

We also have a development fund set up specifically to support our community grants program and to fund GIS students with work experience. For more information about the Geospatial Sciences Student Support Fund, please contact SCSE Development Director Carrie Sutherland at or (218) 726-6984 or click here.

These are some of the projects GAC has completed in collaboration with faculty, students, & public and private agencies.


Land Lab map

Time-Enabled Crop Rotation App

The UMD Land Lab & SAP Farm Crop Rotation Web Application
raid application

Antarctica Viewer

Interactive Web Map for the Rapid Antarctica Ice Drilling (RAID) project
push pin

Developing Duluth's Workforce

Community Asset Mapping and Environmental Scan of Workforce Services
wall map

Mapping UMD

UMD Campus Wall Maps
Map snapshot

Healthcare Accessibility in Minnesota

Adequacy of Provider Networks in the Health Insurance Marketplace
Energy map

Energy Saving Housing Initiative

Impact of Split Incentive on Privately Owned UMD Student Rental Housing with Implications for an Energy Saving Housing Initiative
Solar app screenshot

Calculating Your Roof's Solar Potential

Solar Energy Potential Map for the City of Duluth
fire response

Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning

5-Year Review and Update of 10 County Hazard Mitigation Plans

Interdisciplinary Story Maps

Introducing ArcGIS Online and Story Mapping to Multi-Disciplinary Classes at UMD
duluth map

Mapping Duluth's Trails

Duluth Outdoor Recreation Map and Park Kiosk Maps