Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium – Networking Events
The Consortium hosts multiple networking events in addition to the annual fall conference each year. These events are a great way to stay connected with GIS professionals throughout the year. It is also a great way for GIS students or recent graduates to meet people currently working in the GIS field.
Event sponsorships make it possible to offer these events to our members at a low cost or sometimes free. Please consider being an event sponsor for 2014 to help support the Minnesota GIS community and these great events.
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Thank you to our 2013 Event Sponsors!
2013 Consortium Networking Events:
SAVE THE DATE – GIS/LIS Networking Event – December 12th
Click HERE to view the Evite and to RSVP for this event
- Presentation by Claire Porter, Remote Sensing Lead at the University of Minnesota Polar Geospatial Center.
- Catering by Barrio which will include multiple vegetarian options.
- Summit will provide root beer at no cost and brews for $2 each.
Fundraising for Scholarship Fund:
Commemorative glassware from previous GIS/LIS conferences will be for sale at this event for $5 each. All proceeds from both the entrance fees and glassware sales will go to the GIS/LIS Consortium student scholarship fund.
Claire Porter is Remote Sensing Lead at the Polar Geospatial Center, an NSF and NASA funded group supporting science and logistics in polar regions. She received her BA from Harvard University and her Masters from the the University of Minnesota's MGIS program. At PGC, she has developed automated methods of cataloging, orthorectifying, and mosaicking high-resolution commercial satellite imagery using open-source and off-the-shelf tools. She is currently working on 0.5 meter imagery mosaics and 2m elevation models derived from stereoscopic data of both polar regions.
"Data Deluge: How to survive the sudden impact of a petabyte of high-resolution commercial imagery"
Polar Geospatial Center has a mandate to map an area four times as large as the Continental US with a staff of only 7. Leveraging recent availability of high-resolution commercial imagery in polar regions, we are able to partner with scientists and science support personnel to measure glacier speed and volume, count penguins, investigate remote field sites, delineate geologic units, monitor sea ice, land planes safely in crevassed areas, improve coast line and feature locations, and facilitate science in some of the most remote and beautiful places on Earth.
Past GIS/LIS Networking Events:
- July 30th - Tailgating at the St. Paul Saints game versus Fargo/Moorhead
- May 21st at Town Hall Brewery
- Immediately following the Spring Workshops
- 2012: November 13th at Summit Brewery
- Speaker: Patrick Hamilton of the Science Museum of Minnesota – Presentation
- 2012: May 24th at the University of St. Thomas
- Immediately following Spring Workshops
- 2011: November 17th at Summit Brewery
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