Welcome to the Facility for Advanced Spatial Technology (FAST)

The FAST is a collaborative and interdisciplinary GIS teaching laboratory that forms the core of geospatial teaching activities at the University of Colorado Denver Downtown Campus. The FAST is sustained by a long-standing partnership between the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) and the College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) and receives additional support from the College of Engineering and Design Computing (CEDC), the School of Public Affairs (SPA), and the School of Education and Human Development (SEHD).

Our integrative laboratory provides students with access to industry-leading GIS faculty, staff, urban professionals and fellow peers from more than twenty departments across the University and operates as one of the most robust GIS teaching facilities in the Colorado Front Range. Our technology and dedicated staff support a wide range of geospatial pillars including ESRI ArcGIS, open source GIS software and databases (QGIS and PostgreSQL/PostGIS), remote sensing, geodesign, GPS, cartography, scripting/programming, and building information modelling (BIM).