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


2007 MnGIS/LIS Spring Workshops

By Jane Mueller, Professional Development Committee Chair


Python Programming

The Python Programming workshop offered at the fall conference last year was well received and filled up fast. In order to give additional people a chance to attend this workshop it is being offered in two locations this spring, Bemidji and St. Paul. Ryan Kirk, the instructor at the fall workshop, has agreed to teach both spring workshops for us.

  1. Southern Minnesota workshop: Thursday, May 24, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Skok Hall Computer Lab located on the University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus.
  2. Northern Minnesota workshop: Thursday, June 7, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Super Lab located in Deputy Hall of the Bemidji State University campus.


For more information regarding the course content, registration fees and locations, please see


Remote Sensing

A full-day (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) workshop on remote sensing will be offered on Tuesday, June 5 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center located in Brooklyn Park. This workshop offers GIS specialists, managers and decision-makers – especially those who represent local government – an opportunity to learn about remote sensing, how it can work with GIS, what resources are available and what details are important to know about in working with the data or contracting to have it collected. More than a dozen remote sensing professionals will provide presentations on a wide variety of subjects – from the basics to details of writing an effective LiDAR contract – and will be available to answer your questions.


More details including a program and registration information are available online at