Spring 2008

The Newsletter of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium

Table of Contents

MN GIS/LIS Consortium

From the Chair
Conference Planning
Award Nominations Open

GIS Drive to Excellence
GIS Pandemic Needs
GeoService Finder
Red River LIDAR
Groundwater Webmap
08 Photo Update
Improving Structures Data

Governor's Council
Strategic Planning Directions
Award Nominations Open
Meeting Webcasts

OpenSource Group

Input for State Planning
Goodhue User Group

Census Atlas
Census PSAP
NGAC Named
USGS Research Agenda
Sunspots Impact GPS
GPS with Maps
Geology Map
Soil Viewer Update
Recycle Cell Phones

Higher Education
Dangermond to Speak
UofM Career Day
GIS Primer

Borchert Remembered
Two Minnesotans on NGAC
Jay Bell
Bob McMaster

Other Places
Free GPS Visualizer
Global Incident Map
Russian GPS Update


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Table of Contents for Spring 2008, Issue 52
PDF for Issue 52, Spring 2008

MN GIS/LIS Consortium
From the Chair, By Sally Wakefield, 2008 Chair
Rochester Fall Conference Planning, By Kari Geurts, Conference Chair
Call for Lifetime and Mid-Career Award Nominations

Drive to Excellence: State Agency GIS Coordination, By David Arbeit and Fred Logman, Office of Geographic and Demographic Analysis
Analysis of GIS Needs for Pandemic and Avian Flu Preparedness, By John Hoshal, Land Management Information Center
GeoService Finder: A second-generation catalog of shared GIS services, By Fred Logman and Chris Cialek, Land Management Information Center
High Resolution Elevation Data Available on DNR Data Deli, By Tim Loesch, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Ground Water Data Mapping Website Completes MPCA Data Access Project, By Brian Timerson, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
MN DNR’s Aggregate Resources Mapping Program Launches Internet MapServer, By Kevin Hanson, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
FSA on Track to Fly Minnesota in 2008, By Chris Cialek, Land Management Information Center
LMIC Receives Grant to Improve Structures Data, By John Hoshal, Land Management Information Center

Governor's Council
Strategic Planning Committee Report
Nominations for Governor’s Commendation Award Now Open
Webcasts of Governor's Council meetings

MetroGIS Begins to Define Role for Addressing Shared Application Needs, By Randall Johnson, MetroGIS Staff Coordinator
MapServer User Group Restructures

Governor’s Council Requests Input from Non-State Agency Stakeholders, By Annette Theroux, Pro-West and Associates
Goodhue County Forms GIS Users Group, By Sarah Schrader, Goodhue County GIS Specialist

Census Bureau Produces First Comprehensive Atlas in More Than 80 Years, Adapted from Census Bureau news release and website
Census Bureau PSAP and TSAP Review
Secretary Kempthorne Names Members of National Geospatial Advisory Committee, From USGS Press Release
A Research Agenda for USGS, By Will Craig, University of Minnesota
New Sunspot Cycle to Impact GPS,
From NOAA website
Using GPS With Maps, Adapted from USGS SILS Bulletin
New Geology of the United States National Atlas Sheet, from USGS/SILS Information Bulletin
Soil Data Viewer 5.2 Released to Public; Web Soil Survey Revision Online, By Danielle Evans, Natural Resources Conservation Service
EPA Pushes Cell Phone Recycling

Higher Education
Dangermond to Speak at U of M, By Will Craig, University of Minnesota
U of M GIS Student Group Plans 7th Annual Career Fair, By Erik Olson, Vice President, GIS Student Organization
Harvey Publishes New GIS Primer, From publisher’s website

Borchert Remembered
Two Randy Johnsons Named to NGAC, By Will Craig, University of Minnesota

U of M Names Jay Bell New Leader in College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, From University of Minnesota News Service
Robert McMaster named new Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education at U of M, From University of Minnesota News Service


Other Places
Do It Yourself Mapping, By Will Craig, University of Minnesota
Global Incidents Map, From website
Find a Trail / Map a Trail, From Rails-to-Trails Conservancy website
Russian GPS Being Rebuilt, Adapted from Associated Press and other sources