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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.




November 2019: Brittany Krzyzanowski was awarded a Graduate Student Research Development Grant through the Minnesota Population Center for her dissertation "Sharing Fine Resolution Protected Health Information: Using Regionalization to create HIPAA Compliant Aggregations."

April 2019: Chelsea L. Cervantes De Blois wins a Poster Award for her poster "Which Region of Kyrgyzstan is Most Vulnerable to Ethnic Conflict? Evidence from Fieldwork" at the Population Association of America's (PAA) annual meeting in the poster session on Population, Development, and the Environment.