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

 

Borchert Remembered

John R. Borchert was the father of GIS in Minnesota. The Consortium provided him with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993 for his work in developing GIS and training so many people who went on to achieve in the field, including Jack Dangermond who was a student in 1968. Professor Borchert died in 2001.

A wonderful new In Memoriam article has just been published in the Fall 2007 issue of the Annals of the Association of American Geographers. The article was written by John S. Adams, a long-time friend and colleague of Borchert’s. See a reprint of that article.

For those who want to learn more about John R. Borchert, his son Dave has developed a John R. Borchert Memorial website, complete with photos, some of his dad’s publications, and chapters from his autobiography. See http://www.borchert.com/john/.