WINTER 2006-7

The Newsletter of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium

Table of Contents

MN GIS/LIS Consortium
2006 Conference Wrap-up
From the Chair
Scholarship Competition Results
Conference Auction Results
What is GISP?
GIS Rules of Conduct
MN GIS Speakers Bureau
North Carolinian Attends Conference

2006 Air Photos
Geospatial Services Survey
Gopher State One Call

Governor's Council
Committee Priorities 

MetroGIS DataFinder Improved
Housing/Jobs Mapping Site
Metro Land Conversion

GIS for Surveyors

2010 Census Address Program
2010 Census Options
National Land Cover Database 

Higher Education
St. Mary's Update CEU's

GITA Announces Scholarship

Other Places
Benefits of Parcel WMS



St. Mary’s Offers Professional Certificate in GeoSpatial Technology CEU’s

By David R. McConville, Chair, Department of Resource Analysis, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota


The Department of Resource Analysis, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, now offers a “distance learning based” online Continuing Education (CEU) Professional Certificate series in collaboration with the Institute for Advanced Education in Geospatial Sciences (IAEGS) at the University of Mississippi and ESRI.


Through our collaboration with IAEGS, we offer 18 online courses. These courses include numerous application and remote sensing-based courses. A few examples of courses include Business Geographics, Community Growth, Remote Sensing of the Environment, and Aerial Photographic Interpretation, among others. With ESRI, we offer over 30 CEU online courses including Learning ArcGIS 9; Learning ArcGIS Spatial Analyst; Creating, Editing, and Managing Geodatabases for ArcGIS 9; Creating and Editing Geodatabase Topology with ArcGIS 9; Spatial Analysis of Geohazards Using ArcGIS 9; and many more.


To learn the full details of our CEU initiative, professional certificates and courses, visit us online at, click for Easy 1-2-3 Step-by-Step Directions for enrolling, or contact Patrick Thorsell at 800-635-5987 ext. 8716 or for more information.