MN GIS/LIS NEWS
Spring 2007
ISSUE 48

MN GIS/LIS NEWS
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

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

Governor's Council
Strategic Plan Update
Call for Commendations

Regional
MetroGIS Strategic Planning
2006 TC Metro Imagery
Property Foreclosure Info

Local
Snowmobile Trails in E911

Federal
2010 Census Address Program
LUCA Update
EarthNow!
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

People
McMaster to Head UCGIS

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

 

 

Property Foreclosure Information Added to DataFinder
By Will Craig, CURA, University of Minnesota

One of the key indicators of urban problems is property foreclosure. Thanks to the Minnesota 3D program at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (www.cura.umn.edu/M3D.php), we now have contact information to obtain that data in the Twin Cities region.

Unfortunately, most counties still provide copies of only the paper forms. Hennepin County is the leader, providing critical information (including address) in Excel format. Contact and other information is provided for all counties.

In the Socioeconomic Data Source section of DataFinder (www.datafinder.org/mg/socioeconomic_resources/), look at Property Foreclosure and search under Data Source (County Sheriff Department) or Data Category (Housing). Most of the foreclosures are on housing, but the data sources cover everything.