Spring 2012

The Newsletter of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium

Table of Contents 

MN GIS/LIS Consortium

From the Chair

DNR Garmin Evolves to DNRGPS
MnDOT Tracks Invasive Bittersweet
2010 Population Maps
More Economic Data 
Water Trails Maps

Twin Cities GECCo Report

Higher Education
Nat'l Historical GIS Updates 
Dangermond Lecture 
Trade Centers 
GIS Day at UM-Duluth

URISA Salary & Tech Survey




2010 State and Twin Cities Metro Population Maps Available
Adapted from the CURA Reporter

The University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs has partnered with the Minnesota State Demographic Center and the Cartography Lab in the U of M’s Department of Geography to produce four-color, poster-sized (17.5 x 20 inches) wall maps showing population distribution in Minnesota and the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area, as well as population changes in the state, using data from the 2010 U.S. Census.
The statewide and metro-area distribution maps and the statewide population change dot map are plotted at the block level.  The statewide population change choropleth map is plotted at the minor civil division level, which includes cities, townships, and unorganized territory.  The maps include major water features and selected major roads and highways. 
Smaller versions of the maps (with some detail removed for legibility) can be found in the original CURA Reporter article.  Poster-sized versions of the maps with full detail are available for download as PDFs at the following URLs:
For those who want to print the maps, both FedEx Office and the U of M’s John R. Borchert Map Library offer reasonable prices for printing from these files at full size.