MN GIS/LIS NEWS
Summer 2008
ISSUE 53

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

Table of Contents

MN GIS/LIS Consortium

From the Chair
2008 Conference
Silent Auction
Scholarship Winners
Call for Awards

State
Drive to Excellence Update
Watershed Assessment Tool

Governor's Council
National Grid Lectures
Preparedness Outreach
Call for Commendations

Regional
MetroGIS
Parcels & Community Devel.

Local
McLeod Co. Uses GeoMoose

Federal
Landsat Data Free
Red River LiDAR Update
USGS Flood Map
Ecoregion-Climate Reports

Higher Education
Dangermond Degree
Saint Mary's Update

Private
ESRI & Google

Non-Profits
Non-profit GIS User Group

GITA Conference
GITA Scholarship

Other Places
GIS Job Field

 

 

Last Call for Lifetime and Mid-Career Award Nominations
 
The Consortium recognizes stellar individuals in the state through two awards: Lifetime Achievement and Polaris Mid-Career. We are looking for nominations for both. Awards will be given at the 2008 Conference in Rochester.
 
The submission deadline for both awards is June 30, 2008.
 
The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a person (or organization) who has earned a reputation for making significant contributions in the fields of GIS or LIS that have improved the quality of life for the people of Minnesota. The Lifetime Achievement Award started in 1993 and is given to the best in our field. It is not given out every year. This prestigious award is reserved to acknowledge a lifetime of well-recognized contributions. There are currently 18 winners of this award.
 
The Polaris Leadership Award for mid-career professionals began in 2003. Just as Polaris is a triple star, so we recognize three leaders annually. The award recognizes three “stars” who are inspiring and leading us through their contributions, energy, and creativity.
 
Details of both awards are listed under “MN GIS/LIS Activities” on the consortium website: http://www.mngislis.org. Text under each award name lists criteria and details on how to submit a nomination.