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
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.