Winter 2010

The Newsletter of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium

Table of Contents

MN GIS/LIS Consortium

From the Chair
Conference Wrap-up 
Scholarship Winners
Scholarship Drawing
Polaris Awards
Lifetime Award

MnGeo Update
Stimulus Funding Map
Chronic Wasting Monitoring

Elevation Info

Governor's Council
Commendation to Goodhue Co.

Base Map Services
Socioeconomic Data

LiDAR Use in Winona Co.
Rice Co. Pictometry
Prairie Island Natural Resources
Fillmore Co. GIS
Prior Lake / Scott Co. Collaboration

Historic SPOT Online

K-12 Education
GeoMentor Project

Will Craig: URISA Hall of Fame



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Table of Contents for Winter 2010, Issue 59
PDF for Issue 59, Winter 2010

MN GIS/LIS Consortium
From the Chair, By Rebecca Foster, 2009 Chair
2009 Conference Summary, By Jeff Storlie, Conference Chair
2009 Scholarship Competition Winners, By Chad Martini, Scholarship Committee chair
2009 GIS/LIS Scholarship Prize Drawing, By Chad Martini, Scholarship Committee chair
Polaris Leadership Awards: Rebecca Blue, David Brandt, Nancy Read
Lifetime Achievement Award: John Hoshal

Minnesota Geospatial Information Office Transition Underway, By David Arbeit and Fred Logman, MnGeo 
Track Minnesota Stimulus Funds with Interactive Map, Adapted from MMB press release
DNR Uses GIS to Monitor Deer for Chronic Wasting Disease, By Steve Benson, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Elevation Info Pages, By Nancy Rader, MnGeo

Governor's Council
Governor’s Commendation to Goodhue County GIS Office 

Metropolitan Council Base Map Services, By Matt McGuire and Jessica Deegan, Metropolitan Council
Socioeconomic Data Online for Metro Area,
By Amy West and Jeff Matson, University of Minnesota

Using LiDAR Data to Update Winona County’s Zoning Ordinance, By Nick Meyers, Winona County Planning Department
Rice County Uses Pictometry’s ChangeFindr, By Michelle Trager, GISP, Rice County GIS Coordinator
Prairie Island Indian Community Uses GIS to Prioritize Habitat Restoration Efforts:Identifying Distribution of Invasive and Culturally Important Plants, By Kyle Herdina, Prairie Island Water Resource Specialist
Fillmore County: Point of Beginning, By Danea Swenson, GIS Coordinator, Fillmore County
GIS Collaboration – City of Prior Lake & Scott County, By Jim Bunning, Scott County, and Jennifer Wittkopf, City of Prior Lake

SPOT Comes to USGS Archive of Earth Observation Imagery, USGS Press Release

K-12 Education
GeoMentor Program Launches, Adapted from National Geographic announcement