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




Jack Dangermond Lecture

Mr. Jack Dangermond, founder and president of Esri, will give a public lecture entitled, “Mapping and Geographic Analysis Supports Collaboration and Decision Making” on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Avenue South, on the West Bank of the Minneapolis campus.
Mr. Dangermond earned a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota in 1968, with a focus on landscape architecture and urban planning.  In 2008, the University presented him with an Honorary Doctor of Science degree for his pioneering GIS research and work.  Mr. Dangermond is invited to campus as the first Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Institute on the Environment (IonE).
Esri was founded in 1969 by Jack, and his wife Laura, as a small research group in Redlands, CA, focused on land use planning and decision-making.  Today, Esri is a software giant, providing research and tools that are instrumental in the diverse work of more than 350,000 clients worldwide.  From distribution routes and surveying, to hurricane response management and cancer risk analysis, Esri technology is a staple for public entities and private companies around the globe.
Sponsored jointly by IonE and the College of Design, the lecture is free and open to the public; however, pre-registration is required.
To register, or for more information on the event, visit: