Print Page   |   Sign In   |   Join
Community Search
Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium Community News Blog
Blog Home All Blogs
Welcome to Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium Community News Blog. The goal of our Blog is a one-stop site to quickly and easily find GIS news and events that are important to our members. Through the Blog we will share timely, thoughtful, articles that are worth reading, and are searchable and printable. The Blog promotes online collaboration from many authors, providing a voice to MN’s GIS community.
Information about our blog can be found here http://www.mngislis.org/?page=news . This page includes links to past newsletters, as well as information about how to submit an article for consideration in this blog.

 

Search all posts for:   

 

Top tags: GIS  Award  Consortium  GPS  User Group  Utility  Water  Web Map  2017  aerial photos  Bemidji  Board  Conference  DNR  geodesign  Governor  higher education  Hubbard  Interactive Map  K12  LCC  lecture  Legislative  LiDAR  MAGE  nsgic  Springs  Tribal  usda  Workshops 

Goodhue County Receives Smart Communities Innovation Grant for Mobile Government

Posted By Andrew King-Scribbins, Hennepin County, Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Red Wing, Minnesota, November 2, 2016 – Goodhue County GIS and Environmental Health Departments were notified on November 1, 2016 that their application for the ‘Esri and Leica Smart Communities Innovation Challenge: Mobile Government Edition’ grant had been selected. Goodhue County is one of ten recipients nationwide. The goal of this program is to foster transformational approaches to improving the productivity and efficiency of mobile field workers in all government disciplines in federal, state, regional, county, and municipal governments. Award recipients are required to validate the value of combining geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning system (GPS) technologies for data collection, optimizing workloads, and providing real time information that supports field mobility. Project awards include hardware, software, and training.

The Goodhue County Environmental Permitting and Tracking Suite project will allow Environmental Health to geographically locate and display wells and septic systems quickly and accurately while sharing this data with appropriate agencies. Final goals include creating a well and septic permitting program that allows data and inspections to be conducted in the field with any device with wireless network capabilities, the collection of data that can be geographically analyzed for compliance and effective placement of new systems, and field use of Leica hardware and software to collect accurate positions of well and septic systems. A customized web mapping application will be made available for public viewing.

The County Surveyor and GIS Office work closely together to provide many services. The mission of the GIS office is to develop, implement, and maintain a GIS database for the county departments, local government agencies, private companies, and the general public.

Questions? Please contact County Surveyor Lisa Hanni at lisa.hanni@co.goodhue.mn.us or phone 651.385.3197.

Tags:  Award  GIS  GPS  Utility  Water 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

MN State Legislative Coordinating Commission (LCC) Office Receives Award

Posted By Webmaster, Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Legislative Coordinating Commission (LCC) serves as the umbrella organization for legislative commissions, joint agencies, and other boards for the Legislature.  One responsibility of the LCC is to maintain a web site that shows the public how revenues from the Legacy Amendment and the Environment and Natural Resource Trust Fund are spent.  LCC staff work with 25 or so agencies that receive $300 million annually through the Legacy amendment to show citizens where the money goes. The web site is at http://www.legacy.leg.mn/.   The interactive map for the website that lets Minnesotans find projects near where they live, or want to explore can be found at this link: http://www.legacy.leg.mn/map.html.

Notified by the Cartography and Geographic Information Society, http://www.cartogis.org/awards/winners2015.php, Chris Cantey, Senior IT Specialist, and Lee Meilleur, Technology Services Manager, were recognized for having the best interactive map for 2015.

Tags:  Award  Interactive Map  LCC  Legislative 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

Consortium Receives Governor’s Award

Posted By Mike Dolbow, Minnesota Geospatial Information Office, Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium is honored to have been selected for a Governor’s Geospatial Commendation Award for 2015, presented at this year’s Consortium conference. The awards recognize organizations that have “gone the extra mile” to deliver products and services resulting in a more responsive government, promoting public access to information and reflecting the benefits of working in a collaborative environment that encourages similar efforts in the future.

The Consortium is being recognized for 25 years of dedication to its mission to develop and support the GIS professional in Minnesota for the benefit of our state and its citizens. A collaborative, volunteer-based organization, the Consortium has supported the community through the multiple opportunities it offers related to GIS education and networking events. Most prominently, it organizes an annual conference that brings together geospatial professionals from all sectors. It also provides technical workshops each spring and fall, networking events, scholarships for college students, event grants and lifetime achievement and leadership awards, and sponsors training events for the K-12 system.  The award recognizes the efforts of the hundreds of volunteers that have made the Consortium successful as well as all who have realized the great value of the Consortium’s mission during the past 25 years.

These awards have been given since 1996. For more information and a list of past winners, see MnGeo's web page on Governor's Geospatial Commendation Awards.

Tags:  Award  Consortium  Governor 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 
 
Membership Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal