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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.



Assisting Agencies

UMD’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research and Geospatial Analysis Center create tools to assist agencies serving job seekers.

Mapping China's Fujian Province

Mapping the Experiences of Chinese Immigrants
Belize map

Mapping the Toledo District of Belize

Using Custom Maps to Illustrate Mayan Perspectives
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
Solar app screenshot

Calculating Your Roof's Solar Potential

Solar Energy Potential Map for the City of Duluth
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