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



Scholarship Fundraising

By Banette Kritzky, Scholarship Chair


You will have several opportunities to support the MnGIS/LIS Consortium’s Scholarship Program at the 2006 annual conference in St. Cloud. Each is a chance for you to have a good time and support a good cause.


MN 3B Night (Bids, Beer and Bluegrass) – Thursday, October 5

This year’s beer-taster promises to be better than ever. Taste some of the best home brews in the state and listen to a great bluegrass band. Bid for great items in silent and live auctions. All proceeds go to the scholarship fund. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the registration desk or at the door.


Raffle Tickets

Don’t forget to stop by the MnGIS/LIS booth and purchase raffle tickets to help support our efforts to provide scholarships to future GIS students. Board members will also be strolling the halls selling tickets. Prizes have not yet been determined, but are guaranteed to be terrific!


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