Spring 2007

The Newsletter of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium

Table of Contents

MN GIS/LIS Consortium

From the Chair
2007 Conference
Call for Awards
LMIC Budget

LMIC Update
Parcel Inventory Update
FSA Photo Update
Remote Sensing Workshop
Drought Monitoring

Governor's Council
Strategic Plan Update
Call for Commendations

MetroGIS Strategic Planning
2006 TC Metro Imagery
Property Foreclosure Info

Snowmobile Trails in E911

2010 Census Address Program
LUCA Update
Physical Features Map 

Higher Education
UWRF GIS/Catography
Satellite Monitoring Land/Water
GIS Day at UMD
St. Mary's Updates GIS Lab
Neighborhood Indicators
ND Online Certificate
GIS Body of Knowledge

McMaster to Head UCGIS

Other Places
Lawsuit May Limit GIS Industry
Disaster Management
Elevation for Nation
Food Security/Health
RI Tracks Coyotes



Consortium Takes Stance on Governor's Budget Proposal

Governor Pawlenty's budget proposal calls for a 75% reduction in the budget for LMIC. This is the same stance he took in 2005. An outspoken GIS community was able to restore funding then, but only as one-time additional funding and not part of LMIC's base funding.

The Consortium Board has voted to take action because LMIC is so important to the GIS/LIS community. As in 2005, the Consortium is sending a letter to Governor Pawlenty asking for full funding of LMIC. Click here to see that letter. Copies are being sent to key legislators and state executives.

The Board also voted to ask its members to contact their legislators. This is a democracy and legislators respond to their constituents. The political strength of the GIS/LIS community is its broad geographic distribution and access to legislators. Please take action now.

It is especially important to contact: