Fall 2011

The Newsletter of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium

Table of Contents

MN GIS/LIS Consortium

From the Chair
Upcoming Conference
Mentor Program
Polaris Awards

GLO Field Note Update
WMS in the Field from DNR
Census Data from LCC
LiDAR Survey Results

Tribal GIS Contacts list

Recreation Portals
Migrating from WebADF to Flex
Carver Co ESRI Award

Soil Data Viewer for Arc10
Historical Topos Online

Higher Education
Carleton Geosciences Grant

K-12 Education
K-12 Education Resources


Carver County Wins ESRI Award
Adapted from ESRI website

Carver County was selected for a 2011 Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award from ESRI.

Carver County GIS staff has had great success in getting GIS technology and data into the hands of people who can benefit from it at the county. They have architected a scalable ArcGIS Server infrastructure that supports a number of modern, workflow-specific web applications including:

  • Public web applications for purposes such as land records, construction projects, seasonal flooding, county fiber project, recreation finder and crime.
  • Internal applications for division-specific business needs such as the integration of ArcServer services within the county’s Self Hosting Pictometry Online deployment.

Sharing and collaborating with cities within the county has become easier with the creation of a GIS Shared position between four cities and the county. Recently these communities all joined the small government enterprise license agreement and are looking further into sharing software and hardware.

Peter Henschel accepted the award on behalf of the department at this year’s ESRI International User Conference in San Diego. The development team included Rhonda Lynch, Peter Henschel, Robert Taylor, Chad Riley and Allison Kampbell.

For more detail, see the ESRI SAG Award announcement and the Carver County GIS webpage.