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In 1790, The newly formed US Congress passed the Residence Act allowing for the creation of a new city ‘not more than 10 miles square’ as the seat of the Federal government.  The site chosen by George Washington sat between the Potomac and Anacostia rivers making the city accessible for commerce

We have five GIS and map related workshops coming up for Spring Semester 2017! They are free and all are welcome to attend (including community members).

Introduction to QGIS: Make a Simple Map with Vector Data - January 30 (Beaumont West)

Celebrate GIS Day on Nov. 16th by participating in a humanitarian mapping project, no GIS experience needed! Bring your laptop to the Map library CTL and join us in developing map data to aid a humanitarian project.

Ionia, Ionia County, Michigan Terr’y. Published by Pendletons Lithography in Boston in 1835, probably for Nathaniel Brown.

We have many fun and useful workshops including GIS workshops and non-GIS workshops scheduled for Fall!


Beginning in the nineteenth century, immigrants to Michigan massively changed the landscape through l

Statewide Michigan GIS Users meeting at the MSU Main Library

From 1850-1856, James Jesse Strang (image below) lived on Beaver Island as a self-appointed king among the Mormon adherents who declared allegiance to him after the death of Joseph Smith.  Strang comman

This three hour workshop gives participants the opportunity to learn QGIS, the free and open source geospatial software package. The workshop content revolves around solving a research/planning question using data about Detroit.

We are hosting two more fun and useful workshops this semester!


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