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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.




September 2016: Chelsea L. Cervantes De Blois and Bryan Runck win fellowships to participate in the NSF-funded research project "From 0 to 2" to develop an online platform for crowdsourcing innovation and foster the search for solutions to societal problems under societal, engineering, and scientific constraints.

August 2016: Chelsea L. Cervantes De Blois wins the Dr. Nancy “Rusty” Barceló Scholarship. Her achievments are recognized at the Celebrating University Women Awards program on Thursday, October 20, 2016.