Connecting to people can be as valuable as connecting to resources. It is through human creativity, imagination, and experience that light is shed on the possibilities our vast geospatial capability offers. Consider speaking with our Student Geospatial Consultants to help formulate ideas, joining a UCD-sponsored club to foster multi-disciplinary exchange, or checking out geospatial organizations in the community to broaden your exposure.

Student Geospatial Consultants

Student Geospatial Consultants are here for for general support in geospatial mechanics and practices, and specialized support depending on their area of expertise. All welcome conversations on spatial concept design and can support GIS software installation and general orientation.

Consulting Information

UCD and Auraria Campus Clubs

A view through a pair of rectangular glasses that shows python code in a Spyder development environment PyFAST

The PyFAST group is an opportunity to explore coding in Python in a casual environment. Interdisciplinary by design, the group is made up of students and professionals interested in data science.  No experience necessary. 

Resource Management group

The FAST Lab has been working with the Colorado Mountain Bike Association (COMBA) and the US Forest Service to provide opportunities for UCD students to apply geospatial analysis to land management areas of interest. In the past, groups of students with COMBA and USFS-related projects have been able to present to GIS professionals in this field. If these topics are of interest to you and for a zoom invite, contact a geospatial consultant to find out how to get involved.


Facilitated by our Auraria Library Geospatial Services Specialist Dr. Diane Fritz, this group gathers monthly to discuss all things geospatial.

MaptimeMileHigh Meetup Info

The Broader GIS Community

Get involved with GIS organizations within the community. Here are some suggested organizations to check out: