Fall 2007

The Newsletter of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium

Table of Contents

MN GIS/LIS Consortium

2007 Conference
Silent Auction
From the Chair
Polaris Awards
Student Scholarship Competition
Our 50th Issue

LMIC Budget Restored
Parcel Inventory Updated
Monument Coordinates in Feet

Governor's Council
New Members
Annual Report
Regional Collaboration Panel

Met Council Map Site
MetroGIS Address Dataset

New Funding for Land Data
GeoMoose Web Mapping
Hennepin Co. Mobile Assessor Tool
Remote Aircraft Photography
Clay Co. Addresses

USGS Maps in GeoPDF
Free Landsat Images
TerraLook Free Imagery
NOAA Satellites
USGS Resources for Teachers

Higher Education
St. Mary's Update

K-12 Education
Geography, History Online

ESRI Map Help

Google Earth Pro Grants

Other Places
Bring Back Geography!
New Parcel Study
MAPPS Loses Lawsuit


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Table of Contents for Fall 2007, Issue 50
PDF for Issue 50, Fall 2007

MN GIS/LIS Consortium
MN GIS/LIS 2007 Fall Conference, By Rebecca Foster, Conference Chair
Silent Auction at Fall Conference, By Jane Mueller, Professional Development Committee Chair
From the Chair, By Chad Martini, 2007 Chair
2007 Mn GIS/LIS Polaris Awards

Student Scholarship Competition, By Banette Kritzky, Scholarship Chair
Our 50th Issue!, By Don Yaeger, Mn GIS/LIS News Editor

New Budget Restores LMIC Funding, By David Arbeit, Office of Geographic and Demographic Analysis
Updated Statewide Parcel Map Inventory Online, By Jay Krafthefer, Mn/DOT and Norman Anderson, Land Management Information Center
Geodetic Control Monument Coordinates Now Published in Feet, By Richard Morey, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Governor's Council
Governor’s Council Welcomes New Members
2007 Annual Report Online
GIS Seminar for LCCMR, By Will Craig, University of Minnesota
Council Sponsors Regional Panel in St. Cloud

New Metropolitan Council Maps Webpages, By Jessica Deegan and Alison Slaats, Metropolitan Council
MetroGIS Vision for Regional Addresses Points Dataset Closer to Reality, By Matthew McGuire, Mark Kotz, Metropolitan Council

New Funding Source for Land Data, By Will Craig, CURA, University of Minnesota
Now Anyone Can Create Web Mapping Applications – Announcing GeoMoose!, Reprinted from Dakota County GIS Newsletter
Hennepin County GIS Division Creates Mobile Assessor Tool,
By Zachary Christoff, Hennepin County GIS Division
Remote Controlled Aircraft Utilized to Collect Aerial Photography in Otter Tail County, By Jane Mueller, Beltrami County
Clay County Address System, By Mark Sloan, Clay County

USGS Makes Topographic Maps Available Using GeoPDF, From USGS press release
USGS Pilot Project Makes High-Quality Landsat Data Available through Web, Adapted from USGS technical announcement

TerraLook: Free Satellite Images, Adapted from U.S. Geological Survey TerraLook and NASA JPL websites
NOAA Satellites Ready for Distress Calls, From NOAA website
USGS Resources for Teachers Online Brochure, From USGS SILS Information Bulletin

Higher Education
St. Mary’s University Update, By John Ebert, St. Mary’s University

K-12 Education
History Comes Alive with Online GIS!, By Lesley Kadish, Minnesota Historical Society


ESRI Launches New Cartographic Help Site, Adapted from ESRI ArcWatch Newsletter


Non-Profits Can Apply for Free Access to Google Earth Pro, By Sally Wakefield, 1000 Friends of Minnesota


Other Places
Bring Back Geography!, By Jerome E. Dobson
New Parcel Study Released, By Will Craig, University of Minnesota

MAPPS Loses Lawsuit, From Association of American Geographers website