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



Bob McMaster President-Elect of UCGIS

Our own Bob McMaster was chosen as President Elect of the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science at their winter meeting in Washington DC. Sean Ahern, formerly of the U of M and now at Hunter College in New York, moved into the role of President. Bob’s one-year term as President will begin February 2008.

Robert B. McMaster is professor and chair of the Geography Department at the University of Minnesota. He studied under George Jenks, one of America’s premier cartographers, at the University of Kansas where he received his PhD in 1983. After stints at Syracuse and UCLA, he came to Minnesota in 1990. He is a renowned expert on cartographic generalization, but his most recent contribution has been as a lead researcher on the National Historic GIS Project. NHGIS makes available to GIS-based researchers small-area Census data going back 1790. See

For more information about Bob, see For more information on UCGIS, see