gis

What is GIS?

GIS is a geographically intelligent, layer-centric technology. Data is stored in a relational database, and is viewed and analyzed on paper, web or mobile maps. Interactive web maps are common examples of GIS in action. Wanna learn more? Click here.

Contact Us

Enterprise GIS Service Center
Email: gis@umn.edu
Phone: (612) 624-2110

GIS Services & Support

The GIS Service Center offers GIS mapping & analytics support for the University of Minnesota enterprise. We specialize in campus administrative applications of GIS, but will field questions on any University of Minnesota GIS topic. Do you have a general question about GIS, or are you a GIS user needing support or data? 
Click here to request support.

GIS Consulting & Project Management

Our office can help you define and implement a GIS-based solution that meets your department’s mapping or analytical needs. We can provide guidance and support on your projects, small and large. We follow industry best practices and leverage the techniques documented on the University Services Program Management web site. 
Click here
 to request a new project.

Twin Cities East Bank Sustainability Tour map

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The Twin Cities East Bank Sustainability Tour map is a good example of a static map with high quality cartography. Click on the map to download.

University of Minnesota Duluth Campus Interactive map

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The University of Minnesota Duluth Campus interactive map demonstrates a good, campus-centric interactive web map. Click on the map to open.

City of Minneapolis Urban Tree Canopy (UTC) map

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The City of Minneapolis Urban Tree Canopy (UTC) map is a good example of an interactive map, and integrates pie-charts in map pop-ups for effective reporting of information. Click on the map to open.

GIS at University of Minnesota

GIS Data

General GIS Links