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



GITA Scholarship


The mission of the Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) is to provide excellence in education and information exchange on geospatial information and technology in telecommunications, infrastructure and utility applications worldwide.

GITA’s Minnesota Chapter has established a scholarship award for 2006-2007. This award is open to individual students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in geospatial studies (e.g., GIS, Geography with GIS concentration, or similar) at a Minnesota university or college. This is a one-time award based on a competitive process for best application or project utilizing geospatial technologies.

Applicants are required to submit a summary of the project and one letter of recommendation.


Eligibility and application details:

  • Applications are due no later than December 1, 2006.
  • The top candidates will be invited to provide a live presentation/ demonstration before a panel of judges assembled by the GITA Minnesota Chapter Board.
  • One student will be awarded a Grand Prize of $1500.
  • All participants selected for presentations will receive a plaque for outstanding excellence in geospatial technologies.
  • Project must have been completed during the previous or current school calendar year.

Find more details at


Please send your application, project summary and letter of recommendation to:

Rick Person

City of Saint Paul Department of Public Works

25 W. 4th St., 800 City Hall Annex

St. Paul, MN   55102


651-298-4559 (fax)