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 Nominations for Governor’s Commendation Award
 
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 2008 annual conference in Rochester.
 
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.