The Geospatial Centroid at CSU is dedicated to facilitating campus-wide communication about events, research, and education in geospatial sciences. The Centroid is a resource and research center at Colorado State University established to provide students, faculty, and the Colorado community with information about GIS at CSU and how these activities link to broader statewide, regional and global initiatives.

Website UPDATE

Thank you for visiting the Geospatial Centroid website. During Spring 2013 this website will be undergoing some significant changes. This also means that it may not be updated as frequently as it should be, so we appreciate your patience. If you have any specific questions on events or activities, please feel free to email or call the office at: 970-491-2774.

Check back periodically to watch for progress!

Web Maps

Links to pilot web mapping projects developed by Centroid staff and interns can be found on the Links page.


Click here to view the Fall 2012 Geospatial Centroid Newsletter

Cool New Resource for Teaching Spatial Thinking: SpatiaLABS

These new labs inspire undergraduate students from multiple disciplines to utilize spatial thinking and GIS tools to analyze a range of topics. Check out the 50 labs/activities. Access to datasets is restricted to CSU affiliates. (Subscription to SpatiaLABS made possible with support from The Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT) at CSU.)


To receive information about activities and events of the Geospatial Centroid, subscribe to CSU's GEOSPATIAL listserv. Select GEOSPATIAL from the drop-down list and include your contact information.

High-Tech Trees Website Launched!

The Geospatial Centroid, in partnership with CSU Facilities, received a mini-grant from the Warner College of Natural Resources last year to develop an online inventory of trees on the CSU campus. The beta version of the website is now available at The project was launched at the Arbor Day celebration on April 20. Click here for additional information about High-Tech Trees.

COMaP v9 Available for Download: October 2011

The Colorado Ownership, Management and Protection (COMaP) public data set is now available for download from here.

Help Desk

Assistance with GIS-related questions is available in the Centroid office (NR302).
To set up an appointment (recommended): or call: 970-491-2774

Are you ready for a revolution? The Geospatial Revolution is underway.

centroid: (n) 1. the center of gravity or mathematically exact center of an irregularly shaped polygon.
2. The virtual center of geospatial technologies and activities at Colorado State University.

Funded by the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES)