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

 

Dangermond to Speak at U of M
By Will Craig, University of Minnesota

Jack Dangermond, founder and president of ESRI, will speak at a public lecture at the University of Minnesota on Wednesday, April 2, 2008. His talk is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at the McNamara Alumni Center. Anyone who has heard him can attest: Jack is a GIS visionary and an inspiring speaker. Feel free to join us. A reception will follow.

The lecture is the first in a proposed annual series of Borchert Lectures. Dangermond was a 1968 graduate of the U of M, where he took courses from John Borchert. Later he is quoted as saying that Borchert "was the first to introduce me to the concepts and theories of quantitative geography and the fascinating notion that we could use models to explain how things worked." Borchert’s contributions are further described elsewhere in this newsletter.

More details on the Dangermond talk will be distributed by e-announcement as the date approaches. For the location of McNamara and nearby parking, see http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/McNamaraCt/index.html