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

 

2007 Polaris Winners

 

The Polaris Leadership Award was established in 2003 to honor mid-career professionals who are guiding stars to the rest of us. Minnesota’s motto is L’Etoile du Nord (“Star of the North,” also called Polaris). Since Polaris is a triple star, we honor three leaders each year.

 

This year’s winners are:

 

Randall (Randy) Johnson, MetroGIS

Randy is the soul of MetroGIS and a national leader for regional collaboration.

 

Ben Verbick, LOGIS

Ben is a leader for GIS in cities and a champion for cities in the region.

 

Sally Wakefield, 1000 Friends of Minnesota

Sally is a leader with an amazing ability to make things happen.

 

More details on the award and past years’ winners can be found at: http://www.mngislis.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=65