FALL 2006

The Newsletter of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium

Table of Contents

MN GIS/LIS Consortium
2006 Conference
From the Chair
Lifetime Award
Polaris Awards
Scholarship Winners
Scholarship Competition
Scholarship Fundraising
North Workshop
South Workshop

Air Photo, Elevation Inventory
LIDAR Update
50 States Grant
NorthStar Mapper
HydroClim Minnesota

Governor's Council
Annual Report
FY07 Appointments
Governor's Commendations
Grand Rapids Presentations

Forum Results

Olmsted Uses Air Photos
FGDC Funds Web Mapping

Pine County LIDAR, Soils
Soil Data Viewer Update
2007 CAP Grants
USGS Reorganization

Higher Education
Evacuation Management Tool
Land Change Research
St. Mary's Update

K-12 Education
GEOFEST, Training

Mapping Child Care

Other Places
Dynamic Earth Map



FGDC CAP Grant Announcement

The Federal Geographic Data Committee has announced the tentative schedule and categories for the 2007 National Spatial Data Infrastructure Cooperative Agreements Program. The application deadline is January 19, 2007. The performance period will be March 2007 to March 2008. Detailed information about the announcement is available at

Proposed 2007 NSDI CAP Schedule

October 20 - CAP announcement posted online at It is open for 90 days.
January 19 - CAP announcement closes.
March 1 - Announcement of selected proposals. Awardees are notified their award is pending.
March 25-29 - Kick-off at NSGIC Midyear Conference in Annapolis, Maryland.

Proposed 2007 NSDI CAP Funding Categories

Category 1: Metadata Trainer and Outreach Assistance
Lead - Sharon Shin
Up to $20,000 project award, 5 Projects, Category total $100,000

Category 2: Framework Client Development
Lead - Doug Nebert
Up to $75,000 project award, 3 Projects, Category total $225,000
Change of focus in 2007 to be more of a software development that will maximize market share.

Category 3: Fifty States Initiative
Lead - Milo Robinson
Up to $50,000 project award, 10 Projects, Category total $500,000
In 2006 EPA funded one additional project.

Category 4: Canadian-U.S. Spatial Data Infrastructure Project
Lead - Milo Robinson
Up to $75,000 project award, 1 award
This category may go away.

Category 5: Geographic Information Integration and Analysis
Lead – ???
Up to $??? project award
The funding mechanism for this category changed so it is unclear what the funding level will be in 2007.

Category 6: ????
May add a category to support Geospatial Line of Business initiative.