Winter 2007-8

The Newsletter of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium

Table of Contents

MN GIS/LIS Consortium

Conference Review
From the Chair
Competition Results
Budget News

GLO Notes Online
Ag/DNR Collaboration Water/Utilities/Telecom Info
NSGIC highlights

Governor's Council
Open for Requests

MetroGIS Business Plan

Goodhue Wetland Model

Pipeline Viewer
Stream Class Problems
Computer Energy Standards

Higher Education
UofM GIS Portfolio
Certificate at Mankato
St. Mary's Update

K-12 Education
MIIM Internet Mapper

GITA Conference

Craig Wins Award
Zenk NGS Advisor

Other Places
GIS Jobs in Demand
Landsat Island


GITA Conference in February 2008
By Alan Laumeyer, 2007 Minnesota GITA Chapter President

On February 7, 2008, the Minnesota Chapter of the Geospatial Information & Technology Association is sponsoring a daylong conference on: “Utilizing GeoSpatial Technologies to Improve Asset Management and Reliability.” The conference will help you learn how GIS will better administer and track your location-based facilities and assets.

The keynote speaker is Xavier Lopez, Director of Oracle's Location Services group. Mr. Lopez leads Oracle's efforts to incorporate spatial technologies across Oracle's database, application server, and eBusiness applications. He has twelve years of experience in the area of GIS and spatial databases. He holds advanced engineering and planning degrees from the University of Maine, MIT, and the University of California, Davis. Mr. Lopez has been active in numerous academic and government research initiatives on geographic information. He is the author of a book on government spatial information policy and has authored over 50 scientific and industry publications in areas related to spatial information technology.

The event will be held at the Eden Prairie Training Center, 7500 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota (see maps below). Any experienced GIS person who wishes to advance the uses of GIS technologies is encouraged to attend the conference. Topics with panel discussions are:

  • GeoSpatial Database Options
  • Field Data Collection
  • Mobility and Staking
  • Scheduling / Asset Management
  • Outage Management
  • Aerial Photography

Confirmed conference supporters are Oracle, Powel, Inc., and Intergraph, as well as others.

Conference cost is $55.00 for GITA members and $65.00 for non-members. For more information, visit and navigate to chapters tab, Minnesota.

Eden Prairie Training Center, 7500 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, Minnesota