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



Nominations for Governor’s Commendation Award Now Open

A Governor’s Certificate of Commendation is the highest award given to any GIS project in the state. Nominations are now open for 2007 and must be received by June 29, 2007. Awards will be made at the 2007 annual conference in Rochester.

There are three key criteria for this award. The project must have:

  1. yielded tangible benefits and exceptional results
  2. had a significant impact outside the home organization
  3. furthered at least one of the goals identified in the guiding principles of the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Geographic Information – see

The award is given only to outstanding projects and is not given every year. The value of the product must be documented quantitatively in numbers and qualitatively with testimonials from users.

Details about this program are provided at You will learn how to nominate a project and see an example of a successful nomination.