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


Final Call for 2007 Lifetime and Mid-Career Award Nominations


The Consortium recognizes stellar individuals in the state through two awards: Lifetime Achievement and Polaris Mid-Career. We are looking for nominations for both. Awards will be given at the 2007 Conference in Rochester.


The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a person (or organization) who has earned a reputation for making significant contributions in the fields of GIS or LIS that have improved the quality of life for the people of Minnesota. The Lifetime Achievement Award started in 1993 and is given to the best in our field. It is not given out every year. This prestigious award is reserved to acknowledge a lifetime of well-recognized contributions. There are currently 18 winners of this award.


The Polaris Leadership Award for mid-career professionals began in 2003. Just as Polaris is a triple star, so we recognize three leaders annually. The award recognizes three “stars” who are inspiring and leading us through their contributions, energy, and creativity.


Nominations should be submitted by email no later than the June 29, 2007 deadline. Details, criteria, and email addresses for both awards are listed under MN GIS/LIS Activities, MnGIS/LIS Awards on the consortium website: