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MN GIS/LIS Conference Sessions

Thursday Conference Program

7:30 a.m. Conference Registration and Materials Pick-Up

8:30 a.m. Opening Plenary Session

  • Talbot Brooks, Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies at Delta State University

10:00 a.m. Refreshment Break
            Exhibit Hall Opens and Poster Display Begins

10:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

Session 1 - GeoMoose

Session 2 - Natural Resources

Session 3 - Web Mapping - Local Government

Session 4 - Imagery - Panel Discussion

Session 5 - Coordinates and GPS - Panel Discussion 

  • The U.S. National Grid Comes to Minnesota —Talbot Brooks, Delta State University, Joella Givens, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Integrating Shapefiles with Garmin Base MapsTim Krohn, Fond du Lac Reservation

Session 6 - Applications

  • Oracle Spatial — Bill Doody, Oracle USA
  • Use of LiDAR Data for Hydraulic Analysis Using the HEC-GeoRAS Extension in ArcGIS — Earl Holzman, Ayres Associates Inc.
  • Web-Based Asset Management — Kendis Scharenbroich, Pro-West & Associates, Inc.

Session 7 - Analysis

Noon Awards Luncheon

1:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

Session 8 - Data Sharing

Session 9 - Natural Resources - Watershed Assessment

Session 10 - Web Services 

  • In Web Services We TrustMark Kotz, Metropolitan Council
  • The Metro Geocoding Web Service at Work: Locating Customer Calls — Nancy Read, Metro Mosquito Control District
  • Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Environmental Data Access System — Jason Ewert, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Session 11 - Local Government - Panel Discussion 

Session 12 - Imagery - Panel Discussion

Session 13 - Product Demonstrations - Web Mapping

  • ArcGIS Server 9.3 - The New Javascript API — Nohyun Myung, ESRI
  • Open Source Web Mapping Tools Demonstration— Brian Fischer, Houston Engineering, Inc.
  • iLookOut (Web-Based Map Viewer) Demonstration — Steve Bruggeman, Powel Inc.

Session 14 - Crime Analysis

  • City of Red Wing Crime Mapping — Leanne Knott, City of Red Wing
  • Quantitative Analysis of Social Disorganization as an Explanation of Level III Sex Offenders’ Residential Locations in Minneapolis, MN — Joseph Koncur, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Population Density and Homicide Patterns in the City of Minneapolis, 1996-2000 — Lindsey Twin, Center for Homicide Research

Session 15 - Undergraduate Student Competition

  • Agricultural Land Conversion’s Impact on Ethanol Production in the Seven County Metropolitan Area of Minnesota from 2000 - 2005 — Brett Fleck, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Spatial Mismatch in the Twin Cities — Victoria Harris, Macalester College
  • Using GIS and 3D Terrain Modeling for Avalanche Geovisualization — Jeremy Moore, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Senior Citizens and Three Rivers Park Trails — Allison Seiwert, University of St. Thomas

3 p.m. Refreshment Break

3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

Session 16 - Poster Competition

  • Radio Propagation versus Viewshed: A Project Regarding a Washington County Communications Tower — Rebecca Haass, Anoka Ramsey Community College
  • Non-Native Invasive Terrestrial Plants Threaten the Woodland Ecosystem of Minnesota’s Arrowhead Region — Deborah Richards, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
  • Land Cover Classification — Erin McClenahan, Itasca Community College

Session 17 - Natural Resources - Mitigation

Session 18 - Imagery

Session 19 - GIS Systems Implementation - Panel Discussion

Session 20 - Data - Digital Elevation - Panel Discussion

Session 21 - Product Demonstrations - Data Distribution

  • ArcGIS Mobile at 9.3 — Nohyun Myung, ESRI
  • MapFeeder/mapShelf: Organize, Share, Collaborate — Paul Wickman, Northstar Geographics
  • WebGUIDE: Data Distribution via GIS WebsitesDavid Peterson, Applied Data Consultants, Inc.

Session 22 - Emergency Response

4:30 p.m. Poster Session and Silent Auction - Exhibit Hall

4:45 p.m. 5k Fun Run, meet in front of Grand Lobby

 5 p.m. Vendor Reception - Exhibit Hall

6 p.m. Live Auction begins

Prize Drawings (must be present to win), Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar

7:30 p.m. Beer Tasting and Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions

Friday Conference Program

7:30 a.m. Conference Registration and Materials Pick-Up

8:00 a.m. Exhibits Open - Refreshments Served

8:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

Session 23 - Modeling

Session 24 - Graduate Student Competition

  • Spatial Environment of the Blue Earth River Riparian Corridor and Its Affect on Water Quality — Margarette M Elliot, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Predicting the Primary Residence of Serial Sexual Offenders: Another Look at a Predictive Algorithm — Jenelle Taylor Hudok, St. Mary’s University
    of Minnesota
  • Measuring the Usability of Web Mapping Applications: The Use of Eye Tracking Systems to Evaluate GIS on the Web — Len Kne, University of
    Minnesota, Twin Cities

Session 25 - Data - Parcels

  • Know Your History (Parcel History)Stan Moellers, The Sidwell Company
  • Parcelmapping Tips and Tricks — Jeremy Holt, Applied Data Consultants, Inc.
  • A Parcel Journey — Tom Hoffmann, GIS Technician, Winona County, Minnesota

Session 26 - Natural Resources - Land Cover

  • Land Cover and Impervious Surface Classifications of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area and St. Croix River Basin — Marvin Bauer, University of Minnesota
  • Geospatial Variability of Roadway Vegetation and Blowing Snow — Damon Grabow, University of North Dakota
  • Modeling Land Cover Data to Identify Areas for Ecological Restoration — Steve Bruggeman, Powel Inc.

Session 27 - Emergency Response - Panel Discussion

Session 28 - Addressing - Panel Discussion

Session 29 - Product Demonstrations - Local Government

  • GeoPlan: Comprehensive Municipal Management Software — Brian Jensen, GeoDecisions
  • RODdirect: A New Source of Revenue for CountiesRonald Bruder, Applied Data Consultants, Inc.
  • Law Enforcement Analytics and Maps Fight Crime — Ted deSaussure, Information Builders

10 a.m. Refreshment Break

10:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

Session 30 - Systems Architecture and Administration

Session 31 - Data Development, Use, Sharing

Session 32 - Web Mapping - New Approaches

Session 33 - GIS Systems Implementation - Panel Discussion

  • GIS Implementation: Insight and Perspective from Rural Minnesota Counties — Jennifer Ward, Pro-West & Associates, Inc.

Session 34 - GIS Coordination in the State of Minnesota - Panel Discussion

Session 35 - Product Demonstrations: Mobile Computing

  • ArcLogistics 9.3 — Nohyun Myung, ESRI
  • StakeOut (Mobile Work Management) — Steve Bruggeman, Powel Inc.
  • WebFusion: Expanding the Possibilities of Web Technology — Kendis Scharenbroich, Pro-West & Associates, Inc.

Noon Closing Luncheon (Exhibit Hall Closes)

1:30 p.m. Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium Business Meeting and Year-End Review

2 p.m. Prize Drawings (must be present to win)


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