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 Nominations for 2007 Governor’s Commendation Award


A Governor’s Certificate of Commendation is the highest award given to any GIS project in the state. Nominations are now open for 2007 and must be received by June 29, 2007. Awards will be made at the 2007 annual conference in Rochester.


There are three key criteria for this award. The project must have:


  1. yielded tangible benefits and exceptional results
  2. had a significant impact outside the home organization
  3. furthered at least one of the goals identified in the guiding principles of the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Geographic Information – see 


The award is given only to outstanding projects and is not given every year. The value of the product must be documented quantitatively in numbers and qualitatively with testimonials from users.


Details about this program are provided at  You will learn how to nominate a project and see an example of a successful nomination. Email submissions are encouraged.