MN GIS/LIS NEWS
Spring 2008
ISSUE 52

MN GIS/LIS NEWS
The Newsletter of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium

Table of Contents

MN GIS/LIS Consortium

From the Chair
Conference Planning
Award Nominations Open

State
GIS Drive to Excellence
GIS Pandemic Needs
GeoService Finder
Red River LIDAR
Groundwater Webmap
AggregateMapper
08 Photo Update
Improving Structures Data

Governor's Council
Strategic Planning Directions
Award Nominations Open
Meeting Webcasts

Regional
MetroGIS
OpenSource Group

Local
Input for State Planning
Goodhue User Group

Federal
Census Atlas
Census PSAP
NGAC Named
USGS Research Agenda
Sunspots Impact GPS
GPS with Maps
Geology Map
Soil Viewer Update
Recycle Cell Phones

Higher Education
Dangermond to Speak
UofM Career Day
GIS Primer

People
Borchert Remembered
Two Minnesotans on NGAC
Jay Bell
Bob McMaster

Other Places
Free GPS Visualizer
Global Incident Map
Rails-to-Trails
Russian GPS Update

 

FSA on Track to Fly Minnesota in 2008
By Chris Cialek, Land Management Information Center

Plans are almost complete to collect new digital aerial photography for Minnesota this summer through the USDA Farm Service Agency’s National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP). Eight agencies have contributed more than $400,000 to fund the state portion of a partnership that will provide:

  • Full state orthoimagery coverage at 1-meter ground resolution;
  • Four band imagery, including three color bands (red, green, blue) and a color infrared band;
  • Imagery orthorectified using Mn/DOT-provided ground control (absolute accuracy);
  • Data collected using digital camera technology;
  • County mosaics provided in JPEG 2000 compressed format;
  • Quarter-quadrangle uncompressed files (more than 6,500) provided in GeoTIFF format.

Data are to be collected beginning in May and the first products, the county compressed mosaics, will begin to be delivered this fall. To keep up with developments, visit LMIC’s website at: http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/chouse/airphoto_usda.html#fsa