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Welcome to the Human-Environment Geographic Information Science (HEGIS) laboratory in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Society at the University of Minnesota.

We conduct research, education, and outreach centered on advancing Geographic Information Science (GISc) approaches to understanding human, natural, and human-environment systems.




May 2017: Maria Bakhtsiyarava wins the Best Student Publication (2016-17) in the Department of Geography, Environment and Society for her article in Applied Geography. 

April 2017: Chelsea L. Cervantes De Blois wins the David L. Boren Fellowship to conduct preliminary fieldwork and advance her language skills in Azerbaijan (2017- 2018).