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GIS Colorado 2018 Scholarships Announced!

GIS Colorado is pleased to announce this year’s scholarships. For 2018, GIS Colorado is offering four scholarships to deserving university or college students in Colorado:

  • One to a full-time undergraduate student ($1500)
  • One to a full-time graduate student ($1500)
  • One to a part-time undergraduate student ($500)
  • One to a part-time graduate student ($500)

In addition, scholarship recipients will receive:

  • A one year free membership to GIS Colorado
  • An invitation to attend and present at GIS in the Rockies this fall, with conference fee paid by GIS Colorado

Please visit for details. There you will find the information about eligibility, requirements and the application process.
If you have any questions about the scholarship, please email and we'll do our best to answer your questions.

GIS in the Rockies Scholarships 2018

GIS in the Rockies (GISITR) is pleased to continue its scholarship program to encourage and support student research and education through the completion of geospatial science projects. This year, GISITR wishes to award two scholarships to students studying in the field of geospatial science: one $1,000 undergraduate scholarship and one $1,000 graduate scholarship. Eligibility, requirements, and the online application form can be found at The deadline to submit a completed application is 11:59PM MDT, June 21, 2018.

Nickolas Viau

Nick Viau is a GIS specialist and instructor with 8 years of experience applying geospatial technologies to solve problems in the natural resource management field. He holds a B.S. in Geosciences and GIS from Colorado State University (2012). He has worked on or closely with a number of respected GIS teams including: National Park Service Natural Resource Stewardship & Science GIS team, Ft. Collins, CO (2010-2012), the Trust for Public Land national GIS team (2014 – present), USFS Southwestern regional GIS team (2014 – present) and USFS Rocky Mountain regional GIS team (2015 – present). He currently works for Allpoints GIS as a GIS specialist and instructor. Nick has been involved with GIS Colorado for more than 5 years. He is currently serving as an interim board member for GIS Colorado and would love to continue his work to serve the organization. He hopes to help GIS Colorado expand its networking and training offerings. Nick is 28 years old, a lifelong Colorodan, and lives with his wife in beautiful Dillon, CO. He enjoys hiking, skiing, biking, camping, rock climbing, live music and all things that happen outside.

Rachel Medina

Please consider this letter as my expression of interest in serving on the GIS Colorado Board. I have only been in the professional GIS world for 4 years but I have become very interested in being involved with my local GIS community and beyond. I am an active civil servant with a strong background in natural resources, geology, and local government while boasting an enthusiasm for public work. I have experience sitting on boards and believe I could contribute greatly to this board. Currently I am a GIS specialist for Montezuma County in southwest Colorado. Part of my role at work is to collaborate with Dolores County’s GIS Department so that our data is seamless and can be easily merged and utilized by the public and emergency services. I also working closely with our local public lands office, but outside of this, it’s hard to keep in touch with my GIS neighbors. Living in a rural part of the state makes meeting and networking with my peers difficult but GISCO’s quarterly meetings that rotate locations around Colorado have created an avenue for this. There is so much value in these meetings and I want to help keep the vision going. Being on the board, I can help represent the western slope and less populated areas of Colorado. There is so much value in these meetings and I want to help keep the vision going. Thank you in advance for your consideration of my letter of interest to serve on the GIS Colorado Board. After attending my first GISCO meeting in July 2016, I became aware of the power that networking through these events has. I would like to help grow, shape and execute GISCO’s mission by being a part of the board.

Laura Atkinson

Laura Atkinson has been working in data management and GIS for seven years. She has experience in public and private sector positions including the NPS Rocky Mountain Inventory and Monitoring Network and the urban forestry startup Plan-It Geo. Laura is currently finishing up a Master’s program in GIS including a TA-ship at the University of Denver She has been attending GIS Colorado for several years, recently being active in helping out the organization where able. Laura hopes to bring new insights and ideas to the community at large as a board member. As someone who is Colorado born, raised, and schooled, Laura has a unique perspective on the challenges of Colorado’s geospatial community and the needs of the industry in the state. As a soon to be recently-graduated student Laura hopes to enable higher student participation to grow the community.

2016 Scholarships Announced!

GIS Colorado is pleased to announce this year’s scholarships. For 2015, GIS Colorado is offering four scholarships to deserving Colorado University or college students: One to a full-time undergraduate student ($1500), one to a full-time graduate student ($1500), one to a part-time undergraduate student, and one to a part-time graduate student. Part-time students must have a minimum of one three-credit class in fall 2016. The award for part-time students will be calculated at $100 per credit to a maximum of $500.


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Please see the Scholarships page for full details.

Spring quarterly meeting announced!

It is time to start planning your attendance at the GIS Colorado spring meeting to be held in Breckenridge, Colorado. The spring quarterly meeting will be held April 29th at the Summit County Library in Breckenridge.

Summit County Library - Breckenridge
Reserve a space for you and your colleagues to ensure your attendance at this event!

We are looking for presenters and sponsors for the meeting. If you have something cool you are doing, something you are struggling with, or just something interesting why not share it with GIS Colorado.  Fill out the presentation submission form if you are interested in presenting or contact Caitlin Bernier with any questions.

Stay tuned for information on training associated with the Spring meeting.

We look forward to seeing you in Breckenridge!