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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

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

10:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

Session 1 - Local Government

  • Minnesota County GIS Association ~ Mark Sloan, GISP, Clay County
  • 60-minute Panel: Recording Fee - A Potential Source for Funding a County Cadastre? ~ Sally Wakefield, 1000 Friends of Minnesota; Additional participants to be determined.

Session 2 - Watershed Management

  • Developing a Wetland and Watercourse Inventory and Assessment for the Vermillion River Watershed using GIS ~ David R. Holmen, Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Custom Watersheds and Landscape Metrics for EMAP-GRE Sample Sites on the Mississippi, the Missouri and the Ohio Rivers: GIS Approach ~ Tatiana Nawrocki, CSC
  • Arc Hydro: Watershed Modeling for the GIS User ~ Jason Ewert, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Session 3 - Transportation

  • To Fence or Not to Fence: A Statewide Snow Trap Evaluation Tool ~ Etoile Strachota, URS
  • The New Face of Mn/DOT’s Basemap ~ Andy Trcka, Mn/DOT Transportation Data and Analysis
  • Visualization Techniques for Endion Neighborhood Transportation and Land Use Plan, Duluth, MN ~ Andrea Diamond, Arrowhead Regional Development Commission / Metropolitan Interstate Council

Session 4 - Web: Data Access

  • Mesabi Bike Trail: A Touch Screen Kiosk and Internet Application ~ Henry Djerlev, Superior GEO-Services
  • Environmental Data Access Applications ~ David Fawcett, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • Mn/DOT’s Right of Way Mapping Online Service ~ Eric Foss, Mn/DOT

Session 5 - Remote Sensing & Elevation 

  • Minnesota Statewide Elevation Data Set Initiative ~ M. Lorraine Tighe, Intermap Technologies
  • 60-minute Panel: Imagery for Minnesota ~ Brian Huberty, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; Ron Wencl, USGS; Jeff Bloomquist, USDA; Tanya Mayer, Metropolitan Council; Dr. William Befort, MN DNR; Pete Jenkins, Mn/DOT; Chris Cialek, LMIC

Session 6 - Student Track

  • Urban Expansion and Population Growth Estimation Using Satellite Remote Sensing and U.S. Census Data ~ Tom Morton, MN State University, Mankato, Department of Geography
  • Minnesota Interactive Internet Mapping Project: Open Source Web Mapping in K-16 Education ~ Len Kne, University of Minnesota
  • A Comparison of Landscape Metrics in Relation to Neotropical Migratory Bird Occurrence in the Driftless Area of the Upper Mississippi River Basin ~ David C. Wilson,Department of Resource Analysis, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Noon Awards Luncheon

1:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

Session 7 - Local Government

  • Creating Plat Books for Maximum Accuracy and Profitability ~ Nick Stadnyk, Applied Data Consultants
  • Multi-purpose Cadastral GIS: A Perspective from St. Louis County ~ Jeff Storlie, St. Louis County Planning Department
  • Working Towards GIS Nirvana at Dakota County ~ Mary Hagerman, Dakota County Office of GIS

Session 8 - Water Resources

  • The Role of GIS in Setting St. Cloud’s Stormwater Standards ~ Christy Shostal, Houston Engineering, Inc.
  • Is an Urban Regional Storm Sewer Layer Just a Pipe Dream? ~ Steve Kloiber, Metropolitan Council
  • Seasonal Assessment of Minnesota Lake Clarity and Chlorophyll with MODIS Satellite Imagery ~ Pericles S. Nacionales, University of Minnesota

Session 9 - Utilities

  • Can you Dig it? A GIS Solution to Managing Gopher State One Call Dig Requests ~ Kendis Scharenbroich, Pro-West & Associates, Inc.
  • 60-Minute Panel: The Electric Utility’s Use of GIS ~ Andy Schmidt, Great River Energy/United Services Group department; Mike Siedschlag, Great River Energy/United Services Group Department; additional participants to be determined.

Session 10 - Web Mapping 

  • City of Red Wing ArcGIS Server Implementation ~ Leanne Knott, City of Red Wing
  • ArcIMS PITA issues ~ Sonia Dickerson, Mn/DOT
  • Putting GIS in "Regular" Web Pages: A Metropolitan Council Cautionary Tale ~ Alison Slaats, Metropolitan Council

Session 11 - Remote Sensing 

  • Analysis of a 20-year Landsat Water Clarity ~ Leif Olmanson, University of Minnesota Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Laboratory
  • Resolving Shadows in High-Resolution Satellite Images for Carbon Studies in Urban-Suburban Areas ~ Jindong Wu, University of Minnesota
  • Using High-Resolution Satellite Imagery to Estimate Imperviousness for Hydrologic Modeling ~ Paul Wickman, Emmons & Olivier Resources, Inc.

Session 12 - Undergraduate Student Competition

Scholarship winners: Undergrad Competition, Part 1

3 p.m. Refreshment Break

3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

Session 13 - Local Government

  • 90-Minute Panel: Addressing Addresses: The Need for Municipal Address Point Data ~ Mark Kotz, Metropolitan Council; Amy Geisler, City of Ramsey; Jeff Gottstein, Woodbury Police Department & Law Enforcement Technology Group, LLC; Pete Henschel, Carver County; Matt McGuire, Metropolitan Council; Paul Weinberger, City of Minneapolis

Session 14 - Wetlands and Water Quality

  • Identifying Drained Wetlands: Creating a Process Utilizing Model Builder ~ Sarah Schrader, Goodhue County
  • Water Quality and Quantity Nondegradation Analysis Using GIS ~ John Mackiewicz, WSB & Associates
  • Assessing Productivity of Northern Wild Rice (Zizania palustris) on the Leech Lake Reservation ~ Rebecca Knowles, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Session 15 - Business

  • GIS Revolutionizes Phone Book Delivery System ~ Ross Kleiner, Applied Data Consultants
  • Mapping for Minnesota Dads at Home (MDAH) ~ Hugh Phillips, Minnesota Dads at Home
  • GIS Streamlines Process for Insurance Agents ~ Ronald Bruder, Applied Data Consultants

Session 16 - Web Mapping: Open Source

  • An In-Depth Look at the GeoMOOSE Software Framework ~ Brian Fischer, Houston Engineering, Inc.
  • Anyone Can Create Web Mapping Applications ~ The OpenMNND Project and GeoMoose — Randy Knippel, Dakota County
  • Citizen Use of Wetlands on Web: First Year Results ~ Mike McLean, Metro. Mosquito Control District

Session 17 - Remote Sensing

  • 90-Minute Panel: Digital Elevation Data Activities in Minnesota ~ Ronald Wencl, USGS; David Claypool, Ramsey County; Danielle Evans, USDA NRCS; Brian Huberty, USFWS; Peter Jenkins, Mn/DOT; Tim Loesch, MnDNR

Session 18 - Undergraduate Student Competition

 Scholarship winners: Undergrad Competition, Part 2

5 p.m. Vendor Reception and Poster Session - Exhibit Hall

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 19 - Local & Regional Government

  • 90 min. Panel: Regional GIS Coordination in Minnesota ~ Bill Swing, Wright County; additional participants to be determined.

Session 20 - Forestry & Wildlife

  • Conducting Aerial Surveys of Wildlife Using GPS/GIS Software: An Update ~ Bob Wright, MNDNR
  • Using GIS to Analyze Site Quality for Aspen ~ Nathan Eide, Lake County Forestry Department
  • MN DNR Forestry’s Regeneration Surveys Using Handheld Devices ~ Chris Pouliot, MN Department of Natural Resources

Session 21 - Product Demo

  • GeoMOOSE Services Integration (The Moose is Loose) ~ Jim Klassen, City of Saint Paul
  • GeoMOOSE Client Framework (The Moose is Loose) ~ Dan “Ducky” Little, City of Saint Paul, IS
  • Web-Based GIS: Integrating GIS and City/County Governmental Functions ~ Jennifer Ward, Pro-West & Associates, Inc.

Session 22 - Open Source Tools

  • True North: Mapping Minnesota’s History ~ Lesley Kadish, Minnesota Historical Society
  • Open Source Geospatial Software Stack: Alternative GIS Tools ~ Pericles S. Nacionales, OSGeo
  • Open Source Toolkit ~ David Fawcett, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Session 23 - Emergency Managementsport

  • Emergency Management and Homeland Security: Ramsey County  — ArcEMDA-CBRNE ~ Judson M. Freed, Ramsey County
  • 60-Minute Panel: MetroGIS and GCGI Emergency Preparedness Committees - Recent Activities ~ John Hoshal, Land Management Information Center; other members of the Governor’s Council on Geographic Information (GCGI)/Emergency Preparedness Committee — to be determined

Session 24 - Graduate Student Competition

Scholarship winners: Graduate Competition

10 a.m. Refreshment Break

10:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

Session 25 - State Government

  • Mapping Access on State Wildlife Management Areas (WMA): Using GIS to Inventory, Classify and Rank Access ~ Chris Scharenbroich, MN DNR, Wildlife Management Section
  • Strategic Planning of GIS at Mn/DOT ~ Charlie McCarty, Mn/DOT Office of Decision Support
  • A GIS Development Framework for Mn/DOT ~ Richard Fisher, Mn/DOT

Session 26 - Hydrography

  • 90 min. Panel: NHD Stewardship and Hydrography Applications ~ Susanne Maeder, Land Management Information Center; additional participants to be determined.

Session 27 - Product Demo

  • Customized ArcGIS Tools for the E9-1-1 Professional ~ Scott Wolfert, GeoComm
  • Merging GIS Worlds Together ~ Matt Winger, IMAGINiT Technologies
  • LiDAR Principles and Applications; A Case Study-Stearns County, MN and Fargo, ND ~ Kendall Rhodes, Merrick & Company

Session 28 - Strategic GIS

  • GIS Initiatives at Scott County, MN Spatially Enabling the Business Units ~ Joshua Gumm, Scott County, MN
  • 60-Minute Panel: Compass Points — Setting a Direction for Minnesota’s GIS Future ~ David Arbeit, Office of Geographic and Demographic Analysis; Fred Logman, Land Management Information Center; Rick Gelbmann, Chair, Governor’s Council on Geographic Information; Annette Theroux, President and CEO, Pro-West Consulting

Session 29 - Regional GIS Applications

  • Metro Geocoding Web Service/Application Project ~ Nancy Read, Metro Mosquito Control District
  • Finding a Sustainable Way to the Future Growth of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area Using an Integrated Method of Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis ~ Fei Yuan, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Creating Custom ASP.NET AJAX Controls for use with ArcGIS Server Applications ~ Alison Wieckowicz, LOGIS Association

Session 30 - New Directions

  • 45-Minute Presentation: US National Grid ~ Major William Schouviller, USMC
  • 45-Minute Panel: ESRI Higher Education Site License ~ Mark Thomas, Minnesota State Colleges & Universities; Ben Richason, St Cloud State University; additional participants to be determined.

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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