MN GIS/LIS NEWS
Fall 2011
ISSUE 66

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

Table of Contents

MN GIS/LIS Consortium

From the Chair
Upcoming Conference
Mentor Program
Polaris Awards

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

Regional
Tribal GIS Contacts list

Local
Recreation Portals
Migrating from WebADF to Flex
Carver Co ESRI Award

Federal
Soil Data Viewer for Arc10
Historical Topos Online

Higher Education
Carleton Geosciences Grant

K-12 Education
K-12 Education Resources

 

New K-12 Education Resources

Two Minnesota colleges have developed online resources for K-12 educators. This information has been added quietly to the Consortium’s K-12 Education website. This article highlights them for our readership.

  • Carleton College’s Science Education Resource Center (SERC) works to improve education through projects that support educators at all levels. They have a special portal for K-12 Educators. A full section is devoted to GIS resources, including teaching activities and examples.
  • The University of Minnesota’s Learning Technologies Media Lab (LT Media.Lab) has developed GeoThenic to help K-12 teachers use geospatial technologies most effectively in their curriculum. Five modules are currently available that push students to use that technology to solve real-world problems.