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



Spring Remote Sensing Workshop under Construction

By Chris Cialek, Land Management Information Center


Progress is being made on plans to hold a day-long workshop in the Twin Cities metro area focused on remote sensing. The intent of the workshop is to answer questions for GIS specialists – especially those who represent local government – on what remote sensing is, how it can work with GIS, what resources are available to local governments and what details are important to know about in working with the data or contracting to have it collected.

A date for this event has not yet been selected; the goal is to hold the workshop in the latter half of May or early June. Please check the LMIC website ( for details as they become public.

The workshop’s principal sponsor is the Institute for the Advancement of Geospatial Technologies ( LMIC is organizing the event with support from the MN GIS/LIS Consortium, University of Minnesota, Natural Resources Research Institute, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Ramsey County, 1000 Friends of Minnesota and Minnesota Departments of Transportation, Natural Resources and Pollution Control Agency.