MN GIS/LIS NEWS
Winter 2008
ISSUE 55

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

Table of Contents

MN GIS/LIS Consortium

2008 Conference Summary
From the Chair

New Scholarship Chair

State
Drive to Excellence Update
2008 FSA Photos
Mn/DOT Image Services
NASCIO Award

Regional
MetroGIS Services Forum

Local
Carver Recreation Portal
Stearns Property Mgmt. Portal
Goodhue Americorps Projects

Federal
2009 CAP Grants

Higher Education
UofM GIS Resources
Goodchild Talk

Non-Profits
Resources for Educators

People
Craig NSGIC Chair

Borchert Conservation Hero

Other Places
Strange Maps
GIS Day Video

 

 

John Borchert Named Conservation Hero
From Conservation Minnesota website
 
John Borchert, a MN GIS/LIS Lifetime Award winner in 1993, has received another honor by being named a Conservation Hero by Conservation Minnesota.
 
“John Borchert was a special man, beloved by his many students in 40 years of teaching at the University of Minnesota and respected by his peers and colleagues all over the nation. One of his first courses he taught when arriving at the U of M in 1949 was “The Geography of Natural Resources.” He was a strong believer in the power of maps and for his students to do field work in the landscape. He soon became known for studying the physical structure of the cultural landscape in the Minneapolis-St. Paul urban area, and began doing consulting studies for various governmental agencies.”
 
 
Editor’s Note: As described on their website, Conservation Minnesota is a not-for-profit organization that works to turn Minnesotans’ conservation values into state policy priorities. As part of the state's Sesquicentennial observance, Conservation Minnesota is collecting and publishing stories about great Minnesota conservationists, policies and places to help inspire appreciation for our heritage and to inspire future conservation work.