The GeoForAll Research and

Education Workshop

at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The UMass Amherst Geospatial Research and Education "Workshop" is a collection of people interested in spatial data management and analysis, in general, and open source geospatial technologies more specifically.

Our mission, as one of the founding laboratories in the Geo for All Network (, is to develop and foster collaborative teaching and research opportunities in the area of open source geospatial technologies and data. There are now over 65 such labs in our collaborative network ( and this continues to grow.

Why the "Workshop" label?

By referring to this group as a "Workshop". we are placing an emphasis on faculty and students working together in a "workshop environment" as co-producers (mentors and apprentices) where there is no real hierarchy. Students play an equal role in the research and education process.

For more information, or if you are at UMass Amherst and are interested in joining us, email Professor Charlie Schweik at cschweik AT pubpol DOT umass DOT edu.