Student Organization

The Geographic Information Science Student Organization (GISSO) is the University of Minnesota's student organization dedicated to supporting students involved in the MGIS program, geography department, and students in other programs who have an interest in GIS. GISSO was founded by MGIS students in 2001 and since its founding has organized and sponsored many beneficial events such as the annual GIS Career and Networking Fair.

GISSO provides a forum for presentations and careers in GIS, provides and identifies opportunities to participate in GIS-related conferences and field trips, and hosts social activities and events for our student members.

To become a GISSO member, send an email with your name and UMN department to We welcome anyone with interest in GIS.