About Denver

Denver is the capital of the State of Colorado. The Colorado Front Range, comprised of the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Longmont, Fort Collins and others, is a recognized hub of geospatial research, development and application. The Denver Federal Center is home of one of the largest U.S. Geological Survey mapping facilities as well as cartographic offices of the National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service and Bureau of Land Management. Major research centers are based in the Front Range including the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, National Snow and Ice Data Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and National Center for Atmospheric Research (major contributors to the IPCC Report, co-winner of the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize). This research focus even extends beyond the terrestrial with the University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Science creating FOSS tools used in studying the atmospheres of Mars and Venus.


A general guide to Denver is available here.

One of the great things about Denver is the range of spectacular scenery you can drive to from here. You can get some suggestions here.