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

 

 

Dangermond Receives Honorary Degree
By Will Craig, University of Minnesota
 
Jack Dangermond was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science by the University of Minnesota on April 2 at the McNamara Alumni Center. About 200 people were present for the ceremony and for Jack’s speech which followed.
 
Dangermond is the founder, president, and CEO of ESRI, the world’s largest GIS software vendor. His company employs 5,000 people and has users in more than 200 countries. ESRI software is used in nearly every state and local government office in Minnesota. Jack was a 1969 graduate in urban planning from the University of Minnesota.
 
The honorary doctor of science is given for contributions to knowledge. In the 157 year history of the University of Minnesota, this award has been given only 85 times. No recipient had ever before been nominated by more than two colleges. Dangermond was nominated by four: Design; Liberal Arts; Institute of Technology; and Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Sciences.
 
A video of the event is available online in several formats:
 
 
Jack Dangermond (l) receives award from Robert Bruininks, U of M President, and Patricia Simmons, chair of the Board of Regents.