The GeoForAll Research and

Education Collaboration

...between UMass Amherst, Amherst College and Smith College
The UMass Amherst and 5-College 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 well over 100 such labs in our collaborative network ( and this continues to grow.

News item! Collaboratively we are now offering a new course in Web-GIS. See our Gitbook for more information.

For more information on our GeoForAll effort, or if you are in the region and are interested in participating somehow, email one of the lead collaborators:
  • UMass Amherst: Charlie Schweik at cschweik AT pubpol DOT umass DOT edu
  • Amherst College: Andy Anderson at aanderson AT Amherst DOT edu
  • Smith College: Jon Caris at jcaris AT smith DOT edu.