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


Craig wins NSGIC Award

Will Craig received an Outstanding Service Award at the 2007 annual meeting of the National States Geographic Information Council.  Craig is Minnesota’s delegate to NSGIC and was elected to their board of directors in 2005.  At this meeting that term was extended by vote to 2009.

The text of Craig’s award reads:

Will has served on the NSGIC Board of Directors and provided sage advice and clear insights.  He provided counsel to the organization as we began our advocacy efforts in Washington.  He has aggressively worked on Imagery for the Nation and he will be largely responsible for any success we achieve in funding this initiative.

Craig’s response was, “I was only carrying forward the wishes of the Minnesota grassroots.  Participants in the outstate meetings of the Governor’s Council were clear on their need for more current orthophotography.  Wayne Hurley and others were great about documenting that need with specific examples.  Staff people in Congressional offices were sympathetic when I shared those examples of use by their constituents.  I got good responses from every office I visited: Peterson, Klobuchar, Walz, and Coleman.”