FALL 2006

The Newsletter of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium

Table of Contents

MN GIS/LIS Consortium
2006 Conference
From the Chair
Lifetime Award
Polaris Awards
Scholarship Winners
Scholarship Competition
Scholarship Fundraising
North Workshop
South Workshop

Air Photo, Elevation Inventory
LIDAR Update
50 States Grant
NorthStar Mapper
HydroClim Minnesota

Governor's Council
Annual Report
FY07 Appointments
Governor's Commendations
Grand Rapids Presentations

Forum Results

Olmsted Uses Air Photos
FGDC Funds Web Mapping

Pine County LIDAR, Soils
Soil Data Viewer Update
2007 CAP Grants
USGS Reorganization

Higher Education
Evacuation Management Tool
Land Change Research
St. Mary's Update

K-12 Education
GEOFEST, Training

Mapping Child Care

Other Places
Dynamic Earth Map



2006 Scholarship Winners
By Banette Kritzky, Scholarship Chair

The Scholarship Committee has received the names of the student scholarship winners for 2006. Eleven Minnesota colleges and universities have approved GIS programs, and three have both graduate and undergraduate programs. Each program is allowed to identify one of their best students as a MnGIS/LIS scholarship winner.

Students receive a certificate, free registration to the annual conference, and the opportunity to participate in the student paper competition (see accompanying story).

Please join us in congratulating the following students for their outstanding achievements in their GIS programs.

Anoka Ramsey Community College - Jared Cruz
Bemidji State University - Joey Wade
Fond du Lac Community College - Paul Malinka
Itasca Community College - Casey Souder
Macalester College - Joel Larson
St. Cloud State University (graduate) - Chad Yost
St. Cloud State University (undergrad) - Jake Galzki
St. Mary's University of Minnesota (graduate) - Claudia Cacares
St. Thomas University - Kaleb Stromberg
University of Minnesota (graduate) - Jessica Fendos
University of Minnesota (undergrad) - Justin Becknell
University of Minnesota - Duluth - Jim Lind
University of Minnesota, Mankato (graduate) - Lyle Petrick
University of Minnesota, Mankato (undergrad) - Jonathan Thornburg

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at or 651-602-7905.