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



2012 Spring Workshops Summary
By Michelle Trager and Sarah Schrader, Spring Workshop Co-Chairs

Spatial Data Revealed
Making Google Maps and More
Applications of Python in GIS

These workshops along with five others covering ArcGIS 10, Cartographic Design, Creating Maps with the U.S. National Grid, Model Builder and Mobile Applications brought 90 GIS users from across Minnesota and surrounding states to the 2012 MN GIS/LIS Consortium workshops.

The workshops were held Thursday, May 24 on the beautiful University of St. Thomas campus in St. Paul. The St. Thomas Geography Department graciously opened their doors to the Consortium allowing high quality workshops to be offered at a low cost:  $75 for a half-day workshop and $150 for a full-day workshop. Participants registered for 122 workshop seats.

Thank you to the University of St. Thomas for hosting the event, the instructors for their time and talents, and the moderators and other volunteers for their time. Several instructors donated their honorariums to the Consortium’s scholarship fund, contributing a total of $1,500.

Thank you to all who attended and volunteered that day, with special thanks to the following:

  • David Brandt, Washington County:  Instructor
  • Jessica Campbell, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:  Instructor
  • Mike Dolbow, Minnesota Department of Agriculture:  Instructor, Honorarium
  • David Fawcett, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency:  Instructor, Honorarium
  • David Kelley, University of St. Thomas:  Volunteer
  • Len Kne, U Spatial:  Instructor
  • Randy Knippel, Dakota County:  Instructor
  • Jeremy Moore, Elevated GIS:  Instructor. Honorarium, Volunteer
  • Ashley Nepp, Macalester College:  Instructor
  • Terese Rowekamp, Rowekamp and Associates:  Instructor
  • Ben Verbick, MN GIS/LIS Consortium Board Chair:  Volunteer