MN GIS/LIS NEWS
The Newsletter of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium
Table of Contents
MN GIS/LIS Consortium
From the Chair
Intro to Scholarship Winners
Drive to Excellence
More Photos Online
Hugo Tornado Response
New Brighton Housing
Rep. Walz Honored
In Memorium: Phil Kelley
NSGIC Addressing White Paper
Online Addressing Seminar
GIS Associations Unite
CIOs on GIS
|Online Address Seminar
By Will Craig, University of Minnesota and Mark Kotz, Metropolitan Council
Bill Holland and Peter Thum of GeoAnalytics delivered a Webcast seminar on addresses on April 17, 2008. The seminar was recorded and is available for viewing at http://www.bettermanagement.com/seminars/seminar.aspx?l=14731. The seminar lasts about one hour. We think nearly everyone will find something worthwhile here.
The Power of Spatially-Enabled Master Address Data Management covers four areas:
- Anatomy of Addresses
- Types, Uses, and Management Challenges
- An Enterprise Solution Architecture
We consider ourselves fairly savvy on addresses and found Part 1 to be too basic, but a good introduction to and overview of the geographic aspects of and quirks of addresses. Parts 2 and 4 were about right for us. Part 4 presents work that GeoAnalytics is doing in Orange County, Florida. This is a large jurisdiction with complicated components, but the basic concepts will work anyplace.
Part 3 on Enterprise Solutions was full of more good material than we could digest in one sitting. If this is something you are working on in your organization right now, it might be worth watching this closely. Others may want to move the slider forward or backward in the presentation to skip over something that’s not relevant.
There are a few technical challenges in viewing the seminar:
- The Better Management website requires you to register at the "Full Media" level to view the seminar.
- Use Internet Explorer, not FireFox.
- If you experience difficulties watching, you may need to upgrade your media player or swap between Windows Media Player and Real Player.
- Ignore the surveys that pop up in mid-seminar. They were only relevant to the folks participating in the live event.