Summer 2012

The Newsletter of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium

Table of Contents

MN GIS/LIS Consortium

From the Chair
Member Portal Upgrade 
2012 Spring Workshops 

New State GIO
State Govt IT Consolidation
Driftwatch Crop Registry
GLO Field Notes Online 
Altered Watercourse Project
Emergency Prep. Blog Update
PCA websites

GECCo Report
Spatial Hotdish

Make-A-Map Upgrade

New Ramsey Co Map Site 
Dakota Co Transport Plan 
State Monuments on Google Earth

National Elevation Assessment
Landsat 40th Anniversary

Higher Education
GISSO Job Fair Report

Other Places
Future Trends in GIS Mgmt



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Table of Contents for Summer 2012, Issue 68
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MN GIS/LIS Consortium
From the ChairBy Ben Verbick, 2012 Chair
The Consortium Launches Improved Member Portal: Change your password! By Ben Verbick, MN GIS/LIS Consortium Chair
2012 Spring Workshops SummaryBy Michelle Trager and Sarah Schrader, Spring Workshop Co-Chairs

New Chief Geographic Information Officer for Minnesota
Minnesota State Government Consolidates IT
New Online Crop Registry Helps Minnesota Farmers Avoid Damages, By Mike Dolbow, Unit Supervisor for MN.IT Services @ Agriculture, and Kevin Cavanaugh, Pesticide Management Advisor, MN Department of Agriculture
Minnesota’s GLO Field Notes OnlineBy John Hoshal, MnGeo 
Minnesota Statewide Altered Watercourse Project Underway, By Ben Lundeen, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency 
Emergency Preparedness Blog Covers Topics of Wide Interest, By Steve Swazee, EPC Chair, SharedGeo
A Quick Guide to MPCA Web ApplicationsBy Jason Ewert, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

GECCo Workshop Provides a Blueprint of Findings for Geospatial Data CollaborationBy Steve Swazee, SharedGeo, and GITA staff
First Ever Twin Cities Mashup Competition:  The Spatial Hotdish Comes to St. PaulBy Mike Dolbow, News Editor
Create Regional, Local Maps with Upgraded Council Tool, By Erin McHenry, Metropolitan Council

Fusing Collaborative Spirit and Community Synergy with Trendy GIS: Ramsey County launches MapRamsey viewers, By Jessica Fendos, Ramsey County
Spring 2012 - Department Spotlight: Using GIS in the Development of Dakota County's Transportation PlanBy Scott Peters, Dakota County Transportation Department Reprinted with permission from the Dakota County GIS Newsletter
Minnesota State Monuments in KMLBy Alan Laumeyer, MN GIS/LIS News Contributor 

National Enhanced Elevation Assessment (NEEA) Study CompleteThis article was modified with permission from Howard Veregin’s article in the Wisconsin Mapping Bulletin.    
40th Anniversary of LandsatAdapted from USGS News Releases and fact sheets

Higher Education
New Features of GISSO Career Fair a Success, By Zeb Thomas, UMN GISSO President 

Other Places
Future Trends in Geospatial Information ManagementBy Steve Swazee, SharedGeo