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



Rhode Island Tracks Coyotes with GPS and GIS

A February 7, 2007 article on the National Geographic News website documents a Rhode Island study to track coyotes with GPS radio collars and with GIS. The coyote mapping data is being used for scientific study and for classroom projects.

The article begins:
“Wild coyote packs in Rhode Island have expanded their territory to the Web. Thanks to an online tracking system, Web users can follow Jepsy, Seabee, White-Tip, and their kin as the animals roam the islands of Narragansett Bay. The Narragansett Bay Coyote Study is using the technology to determine how many coyotes call Aquidneck Island and Jamestown home, and whether the local coyote populations are growing.”

The data is being used not only for scientific purposes but also for classroom projects, and the Narragansett Bay Coyote Study website provides a map gallery and downloadable shapefiles at:

The complete article with links to the interactive mapping site is at