MN GIS/LIS NEWS
Summer 2009
ISSUE 57

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

Table of Contents

MN GIS/LIS Consortium

From the Chair
Conference Update
Scholarship Winners
Lifetime/Polaris Nominations

State
Drive to Excellence Update
Emerald Ash Borer Tracking
New Catchment Boundaries
M3D Update
MN Broadband Maps

Governor's Council
CTU/USNG Standards
Red River Flood GIS
RNC Presentation
Commendation Nominations

Regional
Natural Resources Atlas

Local
Red River Flood - Moorhead
Ag Emergency Plan - Steele Co.
Crime Maps & GeoMoose
Laurentian Collaborative
Ramsey Co GIS Group

Federal
FedStats

Higher Education
GISSO Job Fair
Reclaim Lost Land

Other Places
ND GIS Conference
Sticky/Magnetic States

 

 

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 2009 and must be received by June 30, 2009. Awards will be made at the 2009 annual conference in Duluth.
 
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.