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


Mid-West ESRI Utility Users Group 2007 Was Held in Bemidji

By Jane Mueller, Beltrami County GIS Director/E911 Coordinator


The second annual Mid-West ESRI Utility Users Group meeting was held at the Beltrami Electric Cooperative (BEC) in Bemidji on March 28 and 29. Presenters included:


  • Mike Schlecht, ESRI
  • John Hoshal, Land Management Information Center
  • Michelle Anderson, BEC
  • Jane Mueller, Beltrami County
  • Don Hoppe, Cass County
  • Andy Schmidt, Great River Energy/United Services Group
  • John Auel, Jeff Grussing, and Mike Siedschlag, United Services Group
  • Arlyn Lindsay, City of Marshall
  • Jim Holzer, Gopher State One Call


Forty-eight participants came from North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin – 98% of them were involved in electric utilities.


The purpose of the meeting was to inform staff from regional utility companies how GIS is being used to map and analyze utility-related information within some companies. In addition, GIS representatives from various other agencies also informed participants about the various types of GIS data available to them either through partnerships, free or for a fee.


For more information on presentations from the past two meetings, please see or contact Jeff Grussing at or 763-241-2336.