Atticus Zavelle, a current student in the MS-GIST program, was recently hired as a full-time Geospatial Technician with Statistical Research Inc (SRI).  SRI has offices throughout the Western United States and performs services and research related to cultural resource management and historic preservation.  He will be joining Rita Sulkosky, an MS-GIST graduate from 2011, in SRI's Tucson office.

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Post date: Sun, 11/04/2012 - 20:07

PhD graduate Brian Marks has accepted a visiting assistant professor position at the State University of New York, Geneseo beginning January 2013.  According to U.S. News and World Report's College Campus Compass, SUNY Geneseo was ranked 10 among the nation's best regional universities.

Post date: Mon, 10/22/2012 - 12:09

Melanie Summers received her Bachelor of Science in Geography with a concentration in GIS from the University of Arizona in 2012.  During her time in the School of Geography and Development, Melanie served as the President of the Undergraduate Geography Club and was a member of Gamma Theta Upsilon, an international geographic honor society (  She completed a summer internship with ESRI then was hired on fall... Read more

Post date: Mon, 10/22/2012 - 12:05

The School of Geography and Development hosts the Arizona Geographic Alliance’s “Teaching Arizona History with an Arizona Atlas: An Arizona Legacy Project.”

Where: University of Arizona, School of Geography & Development, Richard A. Harvill Building Room 402.

When: Saturday,... Read more

Post date: Wed, 09/26/2012 - 18:08

UA MS-GIST student pull a clean sweep.   The Tony Gonzales Scholarship was endowed from proceeds of the 2001 Southwest User Group (SWUG) Conference held in Tucson in the Fall of 2001. It has since been supplemented with additional funds from corporate and individual sponsors and from proceeds generated by the Arizona Chapter of GITA. The School of Geography and Development is pleased to recognize the 2012 winners of the Tony Gonzales Scholarship:

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Post date: Sun, 09/23/2012 - 11:10

Melanie Meyers Colavito, PhD Candidate in the School of Geography and Development and Teaching Assistant for MS-GIST Program, will be speaking at the Tucson Area GIS Cooperative Meeting.

"From Shapefiles to Megawatts: Modeling Land Use Suitability for Renewable Energy Alternatives"

I will be talking about the development of GIS models to identify suitable locations for... Read more

Post date: Thu, 09/06/2012 - 16:56


On August 10, 2012 Dr. Chris Lukinbeal, the Director of the Masters of Science in Geographic Information Systems Technology Program, was appointed by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to serve on the... Read more
Post date: Sat, 08/25/2012 - 15:38


GeoGRAX & Moonlite Enterprises, or GaMe for short, provide leading edge services and software for the mining community.  The company combines the resources of GeoGRAX GIS Services and Moonlite Systems with their first commercial software project aimed at making cloud based web mapping easy to create and administer.  Founded in 1991,... Read more
Post date: Sat, 08/25/2012 - 13:37



Michael Robles, a MS-GIST graduate from 2011, has been selected for a paid internship with the City of San Diego and the San Diego Data Processing Corporation focused on fire mapping.

Post date: Tue, 07/31/2012 - 17:42

Please click here to watch the 2012 Jan Monk lecture featuring Dr. Richa Nagar 2/17/12.

Post date: Thu, 02/23/2012 - 10:58


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