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

 

Nominations for Governor’s Commendation Award Now Open

A Governor’s Certificate of Commendation is the highest award given to any GIS project in the state. Nominations are now open for 2008 and must be received by June 30, 2008. Awards will be made at the annual conference in Rochester in October.

There are three key criteria for this award. The project must have:

  1. yielded tangible benefits and exceptional results
  2. had a significant impact outside the home organization
  3. furthered at least one of the goals identified in the guiding principles of the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Geographic Information – see http://www.gis.state.mn.us/about.htm#guiding  

The award is given only to outstanding projects and is not given every year. The value of the product must be documented quantitatively in numbers and qualitatively with testimonials from users.

Details about this program are provided at http://www.gis.state.mn.us/Commendations/. You will learn how to nominate a project and see an example of a successful nomination.