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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.




February 2017: Chelsea Cervantes De Blois wins a Title VIII Fellowship for the study of 5th-Year Russian in the Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia.

November 2016: Maryia Bakhtsiyarava and Chelsea L. Cervantes De Blois both wins a COGS Travel Grant. Maryia attended the Summer School on Spatial Statistics (GEOSTAT 2016) at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. Chelsea competed in the annual North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) conference's Student Map & Research Competition.