MN GIS/LIS NEWS
Winter 2011
ISSUE 63

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

Table of Contents

MN GIS/LIS Consortium

From the Chair
Polaris Awards
Scholarship Winners
Scholarship Fundraising Results

State
New Air Photos
DEED Job Search Application

Governor's Commendation

MN GISPs

Regional
MetroGIS Quantify Public Value Project

Local
Emergency Warning Routes
Hennepin Crime Maps
McLeod Culvert & Spraying Inventories
Cemetery Maps

Federal
Emerald Ash Borer Maps

Non-Profits
New ESRI policy for Non-profits

Other Places
Geospatial Revolution Videos

 

 

Governor’s Commendation to the Emergency Preparedness Committee

The Emergency Preparedness Committee, under the leadership of Stephen Swazee, was selected for a Governor’s Commendation Award for 2010.  The awards recognize organizations that have “gone the extra mile” to deliver products and services resulting in a more responsive government, promoting public access to information and reflecting the benefits of working in a collaborative environment that encourages similar efforts in the future.

Under Steve Swazee’s leadership, the Emergency Preparedness Committee (EPC) has become an effective advocate for promoting, coordinating, and standardizing GIS use for emergency preparedness and response statewide.  An active EPC was especially effective in facilitating sharing of data, expertise and technology among responders during the 2009 Red River Valley floods and has continued to build on that experience.  The EPC also has developed new training programs for using GIS for emergency management and continues to shape GIS for emergency management within the state.  It has promoted GIS standards and guidelines such as the U.S. National Grid (USNG).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Arbeit (right), MN CGIO, presents award to Steve Swazee, accepting on behalf of the EPC.

For more information about the committee’s work, see the Emergency Preparedness Committee website.

For more details about the awards and a list of past winners, click here.