Summer 2007

The Newsletter of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium

Table of Contents

MN GIS/LIS Consortium

2007 Conference
Silent Auction
From the Chair
Spring Workshops
Award Nominations
Scholarship Winners

Right of Way Maps Online
More Photos via WMS

Governor's Council
Applications FY08
Commendation Nominations


County GIS Association
Ramsey 2006 Orthos
Utility User Group

SSURGO update
Web Soil Survey v.2
2010 Census Tracts
2010 Census Address Update
Land Cover Website
Satellite Mission

Higher Education
U of M GIS Job Fair
St. Mary's Update

Other Places
Seamless Photos/Topos
WI GIS Coordination
City GIS Sites
Climate Change Risk
Projections Poster
European GPS Update
1507 Map of World


From the Chair

By Chad Martini, 2007 Chair


Summer seems to have finally arrived in Minnesota and GIS/LIS volunteers are continuing to plan the fall conference in Rochester, MN. The call for conference presentations has been distributed, and I would like to invite all of you to consider submitting an abstract for a presentation at the conference. Submissions are due May 25 and you can visit for more information.


The last several months have been a busy time in the consortium. GIS/LIS volunteers have been working hard to put together three spring workshops in May and June. On June 5, a Remote Sensing workshop will be held at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Park, MN. We are also pleased to have Ryan Kirk teaching two sessions of Python Programming Using ArcGIS. One session will be May 24 in St. Paul; the other will be June 7 in Bemidji. I encourage all of you to take advantage of these great workshop opportunities. For details, see the workshop article elsewhere in this issue.


The GIS/LIS Board has also been very active in developing a member services component to the GIS/LIS website. This new service will allow members to maintain and update their profile to help the consortium keep track of information such as name changes and job changes. The board is looking forward to rolling out this new web function to you, the members of GIS/LIS.


Thank you,

Chad Martini