UMN Summer Polar Boot Camp 2014

Application for the 2014 UMN Summer Polar Boot Camp is now closed. 



The Polar Geospatial Center and U-Spatial at the University of Minnesota are pleased to announce the 2014 University of Minnesota Summer Polar Boot Camp, a collaborative, 10-day geospatial workshop held from July 21st to August 1st on the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota.


The Summer Polar Boot Camp is divided into two weeks, and participants have the option to attend one or both weeks. Week one will cover desktop and web GIS, cartography, remote sensing, GPS, and LiDAR. Emphasis will be on foundational skills in gathering, creating, managing, analyzing, and communicating spatial data. The second week of the workshop will focus on geospatial topics and techniques as they relate to commercial imagery and the polar regions. A full summary of topics can be found in the 2014 Schedule above.



Working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a prerequisite for admission to the workshop. Please see the Resources page for preparatory training materials.



Dr. Paul Bolstad, University of Minnesota Department of Forest Resources

Brad Herried, Polar Geospatial Center

Andy Jenks, University of Minnesota Department of Forest Resources

Cole Kelleher, Polar Geospatial Center

Dr. Joe Knight, University of Minnesota Department of Forest Resources

Dr. Mark Lindberg, University of Minnesota Cartography Lab

Paul Morin, Polar Geospatial Center

Joel Nelson, University of Minnesota Department of Soil, Water, and Climate

Claire Porter, Polar Geospatial Center

Lucas Winzenburg, Polar Geospatial Center / U-Spatial


Course Fees

The non-refundable participation fee for this course is $100.



Application opens: April 1, 2014

Application deadline: June 10, 2014

Notification of acceptance: June 16, 2014

Course fee due: July 1, 2014

Workshop begins: July 21, 2014

Ready to apply?
Click here to visit the application page.