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Society/business Center for Information Technology Research and Innovation Support Services Geodienst


To boldly geo where no one has gone before!

Welcome to the Geodienst! We are the spatial expertise centre of the University of Groningen. We offer free support for all students & staff with GIS and data management.

The Geodienst is available during office hours (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) by email & phone. 

Tel. +31 50 363 9211

Or visit our Open Office Hours every Tuesday at the central library or join us on Wednesdays for our Open Working Hours at Zernike

You can also make an appointment using our appointment planner

"Enabling better research and innovation through the use of spatial information."

The Geodienst is the spatial expertise center of the UG and is the central point of contact for technological innovation in the field of spatial information technology (data, software, visualization). The Geodienst can help you with:

  • Research proposals
  • Research methodology
  • Spatial data
  • Tooling
  • Analysis
  • Visualizations
  • Customized software
  • Spatial innovation

With a team of around 14 people we work through 100-200 calls a month from different faculties and sometimes from the Hanze University of Applied Sciences or other partners. Over the past two years, we have supported dozens of scientific publications through spatial analysis and visualizations.

We have worked on projects in the fields of Healthy ageing, Energy, Sustainability, Ecology, History, Archaeology, Disaster Risk Managment and more.

Questions or ideas? Just send us an email at geodienst

Want to stay updated on what we do? Or see cool maps? Follow us on Twitter, Instagram & Reddit!

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