MN GIS/LIS NEWS
Fall 2007
ISSUE 50

MN GIS/LIS NEWS
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

State
LMIC Budget Restored
Parcel Inventory Updated
Monument Coordinates in Feet

Governor's Council
New Members
Annual Report
GIS for LCCMR
Regional Collaboration Panel

Regional
Met Council Map Site
MetroGIS Address Dataset

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

Federal
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

Private
ESRI Map Help

Non-Profits
Google Earth Pro Grants

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

 

Silent Auction at Annual Conference

By Jane Mueller, Professional Development Committee Chair

 

With summer quickly passing and the fall conference coming soon, the GIS/LIS Consortium is asking individuals, vendors and businesses to please consider donating an item to the silent or live auction to be held Thursday, October 11, 2007. Proceeds from the auctions will help support scholarship opportunities for students enrolled in GIS programs across Minnesota.

 

Items will be displayed throughout the day in the exhibit hall and conference goers can place their bids on the silent auction items from 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. with the awarding of the bids following shortly afterwards. The live auction will take place at 6:00 p.m. Thursday evening during the vendor reception.

 

Anyone can donate items, and, because the Consortium is a non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status, your donation is tax deductible. Some of the items donated thus far include a custom-framed waterfowl print; a vacation package at a resort in northern Minnesota; a cozy winter’s night package; necklace and bracelet set; GIS Fundamentals textbook; lazy susan 3-CD set; and a sixpack of homebrew.

 

Anyone wishing to donate items can contact: